—Tacy Kay Webb now in contention to be the first victor of the WCRA Triple Crown of Rodeo $1 million bonus—
FOR WORTH, TEXAS—December 18, 2021—As the event was down to one eligible athlete in the Triple Crown of Rodeo at the December 18 Cowtown Christmas Championship Rodeo, breakaway roping had the fans inside the Cowtown Coliseum on the edge of their seats. Tacy Kay Webb, the 24-year-old ICU nurse, was the undeniable star of the rodeo, delivering what would be the most groundbreaking performance of the event. As only one of two athletes remaining TCR-eligible in the final round of competition, her 2.49-second effort elevated her to a $12,500 payday. For Webb, fresh off her win at July’s Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo, the event marked her second consecutive WCRA Major, putting her in contention to be a millionaire. If Webb triumphs at May’s Rodeo Corpus Christi, she will be the first victor of the WCRA Triple Crown of Rodeo $1 Million Bonus.
Not only did Webb emerge victorious, but she did so by defeating Women’s Rodeo World Champion Hope Thompson (Decatur, TX) and Britta Strain (Davie, FL).
Barrel racer Sherri Barnes of Pilot Point, Texas, rode her 2012 gelding Racing For Perks (Perks Alive x Starlights Wonder x Starlights Joy) into the Coliseum after Britta Strain and London Gorham (Cotulla, TX) both received a five-second penalty. Barnes knew that all she needed to do was not knock down a barrel. She shattered the competition, running one of the best performances of the evening with a 13.99-second run for a $12,500 paycheck.
—> Watch Sherri Barnes’ winning run here.
WCRA Cowtown Christmas Championship Rodeo Barrel Racing Results
Triple Crown of Rodeo Round
- Sherri Barnes, Racing For Perks, 13.9, $12,500; Total Event Money Won: $13,700
- London Gorham, Cashin Chicks, 18.51, $6,750; Total Event Money Won: $7,950
- Britta Strain, Golden Cloud, 18.71, $2,750; Total Event Money Won: $4,350
- London Gorham, Cashin Chicks, 13.7 (no payout, advances to TCR Round)
- Britta Strain, Golden Cloud, 13.84 (no payout, advances to TCR Round)
- Sherri Barnes, Racing For Perks, 14.04 (no payout, advances to TCR Round)
- Sharin Hall, Hello Stella, 18.65, $1,500
- Ari-Anna Flynn, PC Uncle Si, 18.77, $1,500
- Taylor Johnson, Southern JF, 19.04, $1,500
- Jordan Driver, Strawflyin The Gold, 23.89, $1,500
Full results from all disciplines at the WCRA Cowtown Christmas Championship Rodeo can be found here.
On December 25 at 2 p.m. ET, fans will be able to tune into the Triple Crown of Rodeo Round at the Cowtown Christmas Championship Rodeo on a CBS network broadcast.
Since launching in May of 2018, the WCRA and its partners have awarded more than $10,860,000 in new money to rodeo athletes. Nominations are now open for WCRA’s next Major rodeo- Rodeo Corpus Christi (RCC22) May 11–14. Athletes are eligible to nominate their competitive efforts in the Virtual Rodeo Qualifier until April 10 to earn a spot in the $550,000 event.
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