MILL SPRING, NORTH CAROLINA — October 8, 2023 — The World Champions Rodeo Alliance closed out the final leg of its 2023 WCRA Triple of Rodeo on Sunday evening at the inaugural Rodeo Carolina in Mill Spring, North Carolina, at the beautiful Tryon International Equestrian Center from October 5–8.
In the barrel racing, 2023 Rodeo Corpus Christi reserve champion barrel racer Stephanie Fryar of Waco, Texas, and 2015 gelding Some Streakin French (Frenchmans Fabulous x Some Streakin Chick x Some Dasher) expertly navigated the course as her 16.69-second run in the final round was the quickest, distancing runner-up Julie Plourde of Sait-gedeon, Quebec, Canada, who recorded a 16.804-second run on KF Epic Ta Fame.
2023 WCRA Rodeo Carolina Champions
|Tory Johnson||Steer Wrestling||$15,000.00|
|Wyatt Rogers||Bull Riding||$18,875.00|
|Maelee Wade||Breakaway Roping||$25,850.00|
|Stephanie Fryar||Barrel Racing||$18,000.00|
|Gus Gaillard||Saddle Bronc||$18,350.00|
|Marcus Theriot & Cole Curry||Team Roping||$16,850.00|
Fryar and “Frank” started the week strong with a 17.21 to win the qualifying round. Their 17.078 was outside the top four in the progressive round, but since she was already seeded via the WCRA Leaderboard, it didn’t affect her advancement through the bracket.
A 16.674 in the October 6 progressive round, the fastest time of the rodeo, advanced the duo in the No. 1 position to the TCR Final Round. Frank showed up again in fine form with a 16.69 to win the WCRA Rodeo Carolina title and $15,000. Including go-round money, Fryar won a total $20,950 at the event.
Since launching in May of 2018, the WCRA and its partners have awarded more than $16.5 million in new money to rodeo athletes. Information courtesy WCRA. For more, visit wcrarodeo.com.