As the 2023 professional rodeo season came to a close September 30, the top 15 in the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association were named, but it also meant the completion of the WPRA Circuit system was right around the corner. Over the course of the next several months, the ladies of the WPRA will be campaigning for circuit titles in the 13 pro rodeo circuits.

Follow along here with Barrel Horse News magazine as we watch how the 2023 WPRA circuit finals rodeos play out.

—> Find complete results and standings from the 2023 WPRA barrel racing pro rodeo season here.

Scroll down for updates from the 2023 WPRA Circuit Finals Rodeos.

Texas Circuit Finals 

Waco, Texas – October 10-13

Total payoff: $296,263

Barrel racing: First round: 1. Stephanie Fryar, 15.78 seconds, $2,212; 2. Kelly Allen, 16.01, $1,659; 3. Ashley Castleberry, 16.06, $1,106; 4. Sydney Graham, 16.14, $553. Second round: 1. Keyla Costa, 15.82 seconds, $2,212; 2. Stephanie Fryar, 15.92, $1,659; 3. Ilyssa Riley, 15.94, $1,106; 4. (tie) Kelly Allen and Ashley Castleberry, 16.10, $277 each. Third round: 1. Ashley Castleberry, 15.80 seconds, $2,212; 2. Kelly Allen, 15.90, $1,659; 3. Keyla Costa, 15.91, $1,106; 4. Jackie Ganter, 16.06, $553. Fourth round: 1. Ashley Castleberry, 15.66 seconds, $2,212; 2. Kelly Allen, 15.94, $1,659; 3. Lindsay Sears, 15.96, $1,106; 4. Hailey Kinsel, 15.97, $553. Average: 1. Ashley Castleberry, 63.62 seconds on four head, $4,424; 2. Kelly Allen, 63.95, $3,318; 3. Natalie Bland, 65.04, $2,212; 4. Jamie Olsen, 65.05, $1,106.

Texas Circuit Finals Champion: Ashley Castleberry

Ashley Castleberry and Skyy Blue took home the Texas Circuit Finals championship after winning two rounds, placing in two rounds and winning the aggregate for a total of $10,231.

Skyy Blue has earned $58,449.76 in EquiStat reported lifetime earnings. Castleberry finished the 2023 pro rodeo season in the No. 17 position with $87,814.77 from 97 rodeos. “Skyy” played a big role in Castleberry’s late-season push for an attempted National Finals Rodeo qualification, helping her at the CINCH Playoffs Governor’s Cup on the last weekend of the season.

Skyy is a 2013 gray gelding by Stoli and out of the Runaway Rebel mare Sweeten My Dreams.

Ashley Castleberry at Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo
Ashley Castleberry and Skyy Blue topped the aggregate to claim the 2023 Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo title and take home a total of $10,231. Photo by James Phifer/Rodebum.com

Texas Circuit Year-End Champion: Kelly Allen, Stephenville, Texas, $40,689.67

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Kelly Allen and Wildchildsgotcashuno finished second in the aggregate at the Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo, worth $3,318. Allen ultimately took home the Texas Circuit year-end championship. Photo by James Phifer/Rodeobum.com

Ram Prairie Circuit Finals 

Prairie Circuit Year-End Champion: Emily Beisel, Weatherford, Oklahoma, $18,685.94

Duncan, Oklahoma – October 12-14

Total payoff: $214,563

Barrel racing: First round: 1. Emily Beisel, 16.02 seconds, $2,149; 2. (tie) Emma Charleston and Tracy Nowlin, 16.17, $1,343 each; 4. Ivy Hurst, 16.38, $537. Second round: 1. Suzanne Brooks, 16.04 seconds, $2,149; 2. Sadie Wolaver, 16.09, $1,612; 3. Ivy Hurst, 16.13, $1,074; 4. Tracy Nowlin, 16.15, $537. Third round: 1. Tracy Nowlin, 15.98 seconds, $2,149; 2. Suzanne Brooks, 16.09, $1,612; 3. Sadie Wolaver, 16.10, $1,074; 4. Emily Beisel, 16.15, $537. Average: 1. Tracy Nowlin, 48.30 seconds on three head, $3,223; 2. Emily Beisel, 48.41, $2,417; 3. Sadie Wolaver, 48.58, $1,612; 4. Ivy Hurst, 48.74, $806.

Badlands Circuit Finals

Badlands Circuit Year-End Champion: Jessica Routier, Buffalo, South Dakota, $21,419.06

Minot, North Dakota – October 13 – 15

Total payoff: $199,848

Barrel racing: First round: 1. Britany Diaz, 13.29 seconds, $2,228; 2. Lakken Bice, 13.48, $1,671; 3. Lisa Lockhart, 13.62, $1,114; 4. Molly Otto, 13.65, $557. Second round: 1. Molly Otto, 13.58 seconds, $2,228; 2. Nicole Bice, 13.59, $1,671; 3. Lisa Lockhart, 13.64, $1,114; 4. Lakken Bice, 13.70, $557. Third round: 1. (tie) Taylor Hanson and Lisa Lockhart, 13.35 seconds, $1,949 each; 3. Bobbi Olson, 13.42, $1,114; 4. Lakken Bice, 13.51, $557. Average: 1. Lisa Lockhart, 40.61 seconds on three head, $3,341; 2. Lakken Bice, 40.69, $2,506; 3. Molly Otto, 40.91, $1,671; 4. Jessica Routier, 40.94, $835

Columbia River Circuit Finals

Columbia River Circuit Year-End Champion: Megan McLeod-Sprague, Marsing, Idaho, $22,479.10

Redmond, Oregon – October 19-21

Total payoff: $209,735

Barrel racing: First round: 1. Julia Johnson, 14.41 seconds, $2,152; 2. Sharon Gow, 14.54, $1,614; 3. Kacey Gartner, 14.70, $1,076; 4. Lindsey Ham, 14.77, $538. Second round: 1. Kacey Gartner, 14.80 seconds, $2,152; 2. Rachelle Riggers, 14.81, $1,614; 3. Karen Gleason, 14.84, $1,076; 4. Pamela Capper-Coker, 14.86, $538. Third round: 1. Megan McLeod-Sprague, 14.60 seconds, $2,152; 2. Sharon Gow, 14.81, $1,614; 3. Julia Johnson, 14.88, $1,076; 4. Kacey Gartner, 14.91, $538. Average: 1. Sharon Gow, 44.35 seconds on three head, $3,228; 2. Kacey Gartner, 44.41, $2,421; 3. Rachelle Riggers, 44.61, $1,614; 4. Karen Gleason, 44.81, $807.

Mountain States Circuit Finals

Mountain States Circuit Year-End Champion: Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Lampasas, Texas, $35,005.74

Loveland, Colorado – October 20-21

Total payoff: $185,865

Barrel racing: First round: 1. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 15.08 seconds, $2,068; 2. Kelly Yates, 15.09, $1,551; 3. Kim Schulze, 15.27, $1,034; 4. Shali Lord, 15.29, $517. Second round: 1. Kelly Yates, 15.21 seconds, $2,068; 2. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 15.22, $1,551; 3. Shali Lord, 15.25, $1,034; 4. Karson Bradley, 15.28, $517. Third round: 1. Kelly Yates, 15.18 seconds, $2,068; 2. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 15.27, $1,551; 3. Shawnee Williams, 15.31, $1,034; 4. Shali Lord, 15.33, $517. Average: 1. Kelly Yates, 45.48 seconds on three head, $3,101; 2. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 45.57, $2,326; 3. Shali Lord, 45.87, $1,551; 4. Chris Gibson, 46.25, $775.

Turquoise Circuit Finals

Turquoise Circuit Year-End Champion: Tara Seaton, Winslow, Arizona, $21,163

Camp Verde, Arizona — November 3-4, 2023

Total payoff: $198,314.

Barrel racing: First round: 1. Cindy Smith, 17.41 seconds, $2,037; 2. Madison Bean, 17.54, $1,528; 3. Sabrina Ketcham, 17.56, $1,018; 4. Tara Seaton, 17.80, $509. Second round: 1. Tara Seaton, 17.34 seconds, $2,037; 2. Lisa Anderson, 17.38, $1,528; 3. Madison Bean, 17.39, $1,018; 4. Casey Mathis, 17.69, $509. Third round: 1. Lisa Anderson, 17.29 seconds, $2,037; 2. (tie) Sabrina Ketcham and Cindy Smith, 17.56, $1,273 each; 4. (tie) Jordan Kircher and Tara Seaton, 17.71, $255 each. Average: 1. Madison Bean, 52.65 seconds on three head, $3,055; 2. (tie) Sabrina Ketcham and Tara Seaton, 52.85, $1,910 each; 4. Jordan Kircher, 53.76, $764.

Wilderness Circuit Finals

Wilderness Circuit Year-End Champion: Sue Smith, Blackfoot, Idaho, $53,430

Heber City, Utah — November 3-4, 2023

Total payoff: $204,962.

Barrel racing: First round: 1. Stacy Glause, 15.31 seconds, $2,282; 2. Sue Smith, 15.68, $1,712; 3. Lauren Butler, 15.69, $1,141; 4. Marcie Wilson, 15.72, $571. Second round: 1. McKenna Coronado, 15.13 seconds, $2,282; 2. Stacy Glause, 15.43, $1,712; 3. Abby Phillips, 15.51, $1,141; 4. Lauren Butler, 15.57, $571. Third round: 1. Savannah Bennett, 15.35 seconds, $2,282; 2. Amanda Butler, 15.44, $1,712; 3. Meka Farr, 15.52, $1,141; 4. Abby Phillips, 15.54, $571. Average: 1. (tie) Abby Phillips and Savannah Bennett, 46.78 seconds on three head, $2,995 each; 3. Amanda Butler, 47.07, $1,712; 4. (tie) Meka Farr and Lauren Butler, 47.08, $428 each.

Great Lakes Circuit Finals

Great Lakes Circuit Year-End Champion: Lacinda Rose, Willard, Missouri, $23,658

North American Championship Rodeo

Louisville, Kentucky — November 9-1, 2023

Total payoff: $219,806.

Barrel racing: First round: 1. Ronda Casey, 15.22 seconds, $2,459; 2. Jillian Zaun, 15.26, $1,844; 3. Lacinda Rose, 15.32, $1,229; 4. Kricket Gintner, 15.36, $615. Second round: 1. Ronda Casey, 15.23 seconds, $2,459; 2. Austyn Tobey, 15.26, $1,844; 3. Lacinda Rose, 15.41, $1,229; 4. Katie Sowada, 15.45, $615. Third round: 1. Jillian Zaun, 15.24 seconds, $2,459; 2. (tie) Caitlyn Clair and Lacinda Rose, 15.30, $1,537 each; 4. Kricket Gintner, 15.37, $615. Average: 1. Lacinda Rose, 46.03 seconds on three head, $3,688; 2. Jillian Zaun, 46.10, $2,766; 3. Caitlyn Clair, 46.35, $1,844; 4. Nikki Singler, 46.70, $922.

Southeastern Circuit Finals

Southeastern Circuit Year-End Champion: Chloe Gray, Yatesville, Georgia, $24,087

Davie, Florida — November 10-12, 2023

Total payoff: $250,694.

Barrel racing: First round: 1. Chloe Gray, 14.51 seconds, $2,789; 2. Taylor Carver, 14.65, $2,092; 3. Ashley Rogers, 14.76, $1,394; 4. Erin Wetzel, 14.78, $697. Second round: 1. Chloe Gray, 14.43 seconds, $2,789; 2. Taylor Carver, 14.66, $2,092; 3. Sarah Waguespack, 14.84, $1,394; 4. Margo Crowther, 14.92, $697. Third round: 1. Chloe Gray, 14.65 seconds, $2,789; 2. Taylor Carver, 14.76, $2,092; 3. Emilee Jackson, 14.94, $1,394; 4. (tie) Kristin Hanchey and Erin Wetzel, 15.01, $349 each. Average: 1. Chloe Gray, 43.59 seconds on three head, $4,183; 2. Taylor Carver, 44.07, $3,137; 3. Erin Wetzel, 44.89, $2,092; 4. Ashley Rogers, 49.44, $1,046.

Maple Leaf Circuit Finals

Maple Leaf Circuit Year-End Champion: Taylor Manning, Yellowhead County, Alberta, $18,115

Canadian Western Agribition

Regina, Saskatchewan, November 22-25, 2023

Total payoff: $168,738.

Barrel racing: First round: 1. (tie) Brooke Wills and Karli Cowie, 13.80 seconds, $1,193 each; 3. (tie) Taylor Manning and Jayden Wilson, 13.81, $511 each. Second round. 1. Taylor Manning, 13.65 seconds, $1,364; 2. Karli Cowie, 13.68, $1,023; 3. Bradi Whiteside, 13.73, $682; 4. Lisa Zachoda, 13.76, $341. Third round. 1. Jayden Wilson, 13.62 seconds, $1,364; 2. Taylor Manning, 13.67, $1,023; 3. Justine Elliiott, 13.86, $682; 4. Lisa Zachoda, 18.94, $341. Fourth round. 1. Taylor Manning, 13.67 seconds, $1,364; 2. Blake Molle, 13.71, $1,023; 3. Jayden Wilson, 13.87, $682; 4. Justine Elliott, 13.91, $341. Average: 1. Taylor Manning, 54.8 seconds on four head, $2,045; 2. Jayden Wilson, 55.27, $1,534; 3. Justine Elliott, 55.61, $1,023; 4. Blake Molle, 60.5, $511.

California Circuit Finals

Red Bluff, California — December 29-31, 2023

Total payoff: $198,218.

Barrel racing: First round: 1. Ann McGilchrist, 13.44 seconds, $2,094; 2. Kathy Petska, 13.51, $1,571; 3. Shelby Bates, 13.56, $1,047; 4. Payton Schoeppach, 13.59, $524. Second round: 1. Kay Cochran, 13.47 seconds, $2,094; 2. Shelley Holman, 13.48, $1,571; 3. Tonia Forsberg, 13.56, $1,047; 4. Payton Schoeppach, 13.60, $524. Third round: 1. Shelby Bates, 13.28 seconds, $2,094; 2. Miley Bravos, 13.52, $1,571; 3. (tie) Ann McGilchrist and Payton Schoeppach, 13.53, $785 each. Average: 1. (tie) Kathy Petska and Payton Schoeppach, 40.72 seconds on three head, $2,748 each; 3. Kaillee Hamre, 41.64, $1,571; 4. Maren Powers, 42.29, $785.

Montana Circuit Finals

Great Falls, Montana — January 11-13, 2024

Total payout: $236,536

Barrel racing: First round: 1. Tayla Moeykens, 12.86 seconds, $2,628; 2. Abigail Knight, 13.13, $1,971; 3. Tammy Carpenter, 13.23, $1,314; 4. (tie) Heather Crowley and Brittney Sporer, 13.24, $329 each. Second round: 1. Tayla Moeykens, 13.02 seconds, $2,628; 2. Bailee Murnion, 13.17, $1,971; 3. Ashley Day, 13.21, $1,314; 4. Heather Crowley, 13.23, $657. Third round: 1. Tayla Moeykens, 12.93 seconds, $2,628; 2. Brittney Sporer, 13.01, $1,971; 3. Tia Murphy, 13.02, $1,314; 4. Hailey Garrison, 13.13, $657. Average: 1. Tayla Moeykens, 38.81 seconds on three head, $3,942; 2. Heather Crowley, 39.65, $2,957; 3. Bailee Murnion, 40.53, $1,971; 4. Tia Murphy, 44.39, $986.

First Frontier Circuit Finals

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania — January 11-13, 2024

Total payout: $202,970

Barrel racing: First round: 1. Brooke Klinger, 14.08 seconds, $2,316; 2. Jodi Colton, 14.25, $1,737; 3. Madison Iager, 14.30, $1,158; 4. Jaime Fowler, 14.32, $579. Second round: 1. Jaime Fowler, 13.96 seconds, $2,316; 2. Dawn Powell, 14.06, $1,737; 3. Brooke Klinger, 14.11, $1,158; 4. Jodi Colton, 14.12, $579. Third round: 1. Jodi Colton, 14.09 seconds, $2,316; 2. Jaime Fowler, 14.12, $1,737; 3. April Masterson, 14.14, $1,158; 4. Dawn Powell, 14.20, $579. Average: 1. Jaime Fowler, 42.40 seconds on three head, $3,474; 2. Jodi Lyn Colton, 42.46, $2,606; 3. Brooke Klinger, 42.59, $1,737; 4. Dawn Powell, 42.68, $869.

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Kailey Sullins is editor of Barrel Horse News, and an avid barrel racer and breakaway roper. Email comments or questions to [email protected]

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