What is a Qualifier Series Event?
Select age-restricted (youth) events (rodeos and jackpots) hosted by WCRA and/or an approved event producer will be designated as a WCRA DY Qualifier Series event. The highest placing nominated athlete at a DY Qualifier Series event earns a generic qualification to the 2023 World Championship Junior Rodeo (WCJR) regardless of Segment DY23 leaderboard position. Athletes may earn one (1) generic qualification. If an athlete is the highest nominated athlete at more than one QS event, we will drop down to the next highest placed nominated athlete to award the generic qualification at those events.
HOW MANY QUALIFIER SERIES EVENTS ARE THERE?
Winning a DY Qualifier Series event is paramount for the athlete. For the 2023 DY season, there will be up to 12 QS events per discipline per leaderboard.
(WCRA DY reserves the right to modify the number of qualifiers and events in the 2023 DY season)
AM I ELIGIBLE?
The athlete must voluntarily nominate the Qualifier Series event to be eligible to earn a generic qualification to the 2023 World Championship Junior Rodeo (WCJR).
WHO EARNS THE QUALIFICATION?
QS Events award a generic qualification into the Cinch World Championship Junior Rodeo.
- Generic Qualifications are awarded based on the following:
- Single round events – fastest times/highest score
- Multiple round events fastest combined times/highest score from the overall aggregate or clean slate final round based on event format.
- The athlete does not have to place in a paid position.
SPECIFIC NHSRA WESTERN LEGACY SERIES EVENT FORMAT AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION IS PROVIDED IN THE LINK BELOW:
The Expanded Points feature provides opportunities for more athletes to earn valuable DY23 leaderboard points. Expanded points format events will award VRQ points beyond the final paid position in a round or aggregate up to 20 positions (40 fastest times in barrel racing), in paid rounds of competition. Athletes must have recorded a qualified time in a round of competition to earn VRQ points.