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Courtesy WCRA Rodeo

CHICAGO, IL – The World Champions Rodeo Alliance (WCRA) made history when they hosted the first one-day $1,000,000 major rodeo in Chicago at Allstate Arena on January 11. The Windy City Roundup paid out $1,000,000 to 80 athletes with champions in each of the nine disciplines walking away with no less than $50,0000 and automatic advancement to the next WCRA $1,000,000 major rodeo.
The one-night, $1,000,000 rodeo began with the top 8-9 athletes in each discipline in the long round with the top two fastest times/best scores progressing to a short go final round.
For the first time in professional rodeo history, breakaway ropers were able to compete in a major rodeo. Breakaway ropers Jackie Crawford and Cassidy Boggs successfully made it to the short go where Crawford’s 2.28 time outdid Boggs’ time of 2.64. Crawford ended the night with $52,347 in earnings.
Bareback riders Wyatt Denny and Kaycee Feild advanced to the finals round where Denny’s score of 89.5 trumped Field’s 88.5 and earned him a $50,000 payday. The team roping duo of Garrett Tonozzi and Joe Mattern cleared $62,500 after a 5.69 catch in the final round as Tyler Pearson beat out Stockton Graves’ 3.93 time with a time of 3.68.
Saddle bronc riders Isaac Diaz and Colt Gordon went head-to-head in the final round with Diaz achieving a 90.0 point score, defeating Gordon and netting $62,500. Tie-down roper Trevor Brazile fell to Shane Hanchey in the short go as Hanchey recorded a 7.46 run compared to Brazile’s 7.54. Hanchey walked away with a $50,000 check.
Cheyenne Wimberly had a $50,000 payday when the barrel racer out-ran Ivy Conrado’s 18.42 with a 13.56 time during the final round. Derek Kolbaba earned the champion spot in bulls with a score of 84.0 defeating Chandler Bownds.
All results and payouts from the Windy City Roundup can be found at http://bit.ly/2THpKS3
Athletes and fans interested in the WCRA can visit wcrarodeo.com to learn more about the organization.
Results are as follows, with payouts rounded to nearest dollar:

Bareback Riding
1. Wyatt Denny    $50,000
2. Kaycee Feild    $25,000
3. Richmond Champion    $11,917
4. Tilden Hooper    $9,028
5. Taylor Broussard    $6,500
6. Jake Vold    $4,333
7. Tanner Aus    $1,444
8. Craig Wisehart    $1,444
9. Caleb Bennett    $1,444

Breakaway Roping
1. Jackie Crawford    $52,347
2. Cassidy Boggs    $27,347
3. Lari Dee Guy    $14,264
4. Sarah Morrissey    $11,375
5. Justine Doka    $1,444
6. JJ Hampton    $1,444
7. Kelsie Chace    $1,444
8. Hope Thompson    $1,444

Saddle Bronc
1. Isaac Diaz    $62,500
2. Colt Gordon    $12,500
3. CoBurn Bradshaw    $11,917
4. Wyatt Casper    $9,028
5. Cort Scheer    $6,500
6. Joey Sonnier    $4,333
7. Sterling Crawley    $1,444
8. Jake Finlay    $1,444
9. Cody DeMoss    $1,444

Steer Wrestling
1. Tyler Pearson    $50,000
2. Stockton Graves    $25,000
3. Cody Doescher    $11,917
4. Jace Melvin    $9,028
5. Luke Branquinho    $6,500
6. Kyle Iwrin    $4,333
7. Justin Shaffer    $1,444
8. Bridger Anderson    $1,444
9. Hunter Cure    $1,444

Team Roping
1. Garrett Tonozzi and Joe Mattern, $62,500. 2. Lane Ivy and Buddy Hawkins, $12,500. 3. Clay Smith and Jake Long, $11,917. 4. Derrick Begay and Evan Arnold, $9,028. 5. Dustin Egusquiza and Kory Koontz, $4,333. 6. Luke Brown & Paul Eaves, $1,444. 7. Kaleb Driggers and Junior Nogueria $1,444. 8. Kellan Johnson and Carson Johnson, $1,444. 9. Josh Torres & Jonathan Torres, $1,444.

Steer Wrestling
1. Shane Hanchey    $50,000
2. Trevor Brazile    $25,000
3. Ty Harris    $11,917
4. Ace Slone    $9,028
5. Ryle Smith    $6,500
6. Caddo Lewallen    $4,333
7. Jason Vohs    $1,444
8. Tuf Cooper    $1,444
8. Timber Moore    $1,444

Barrel Racing
1. Cheyenne Wimberly    $50,000
2. Ivy Conrado    $25,000
3. Lisa Lockhart    $11,917
4. Kelly Conrado    $9,028
5. Kylie Weast    $6,500
6. Michelle Darling    $4,333
7. Hailey Kinsel    $1,444
8. Kelsey Cadwell    $1,444
9. Hallie Hanssen    $1,444

Bull Riding
1. Derek Kolbaba    $67,676
2. Chandler Bownds    $17,676
3. Brennon Eldred    $17,093
4. Wyatt Rogers    $1,444
5. Silvano Alves    $1,444
6. Claudio Montanha, Jr    $1,444
7. Chance Schott    $1,444
8. Joao Ricardo Vieira    $1,444
9. JB Mauney    $1,444


Jackie Crawford won the $50,000 prize for the Breakaway Roping win at the WCRA Major Rodeo. Presenting are Gary McKinney (WCRA CEO) and Sean Gleason (PBR CEO). – Bull Media Stock Rodeo