WCRA Division Youth (WCRA DY) and the Lazy E Arena announced that entries are now open for the Cinch World Championship Junior Rodeo presented by Montana Silversmiths (WCJR) in Guthrie, Oklahoma, July 25-29. The 2023 event will have over $200,000 in guaranteed added money and is open to any youth athlete ages 19 and under (as of the first day of competition). The 2022 WCJR paid out more than $271,000.
Entries for the youth world championship event opened on May 1 at Noon CT and will close on July 6. Entry fees for the Junior Division (ages 19-13) will be $350, while Youth Division (ages 15-10) will be $250 per entry. All entries will be taken on nextgenrodeo.com.
In July 2022, the Lazy E Arena and the WCRA Division Youth (DY) announced they would join forces on the 2023 Cinch World Championship Junior Rodeo. The 2023 event is open to youth athletes competing in 11 disciplines which include – Bareback Riding, Ladies Breakaway Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping Heading, Team Roping Heeling, Tie-Down Roping, Ladies Barrel Racing, Ladies Pole Bending, Ladies Goat Tying, and Bull Riding. WCJR athletes can enter only one age division and once per discipline. Roughstock events are Junior Divisions only.