by Chris Dize
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SALT LAKE CITY – Ahead of the 2022 Utah Days of ’47 Rodeo (UDO47), the World Champions Rodeo Alliance (WCRA) and the DO47 Committee have announced the final roster of the 288 athletes (eight athletes per performance) who have qualified for the July 20-23, and 25th event and their date of competition.

The UDO47 is playing host to the third stop to the WCRA’s Triple Crown of Rodeo (TCR) during the 2022 series and will have a guaranteed payout of $562,500. Each champion will walk away with a minimum of $25,000 and a UDO47 Gold Medal.

The roster is comprised of the top 32 timed event and rough stock athletes combined of the WCRA VRQ leaderboard and UDO47 Committee invited athletes.

RC Landingham (bareback riding), Sam Powers (steer wrestling), Kody Rinehart (saddle bronc), Zachary Kilgus (team roping-header), Jake Edwards (team roping-heeler), Jana Guthrie (barrel racing), Riley Webb (tie-down roping), Rafael Jose De Britto (bull riding), and Josie Conner (breakaway roping) all earned the No. 1 position on the leaderboard to be seeded into the Gold Medal Round on July 25.

The following six athletes are entered and eligible for the Triple Crown of Rodeo- a $1 Million bonus to any one athlete or collection of athletes who win first place in any three consecutive WCRA Major Rodeos:


Discipline Athlete
Bareback Riding RC Landingham
Saddle Bronc Riding Wyatt Casper
Team Roping Header Quisto Lopez
Team Roping Heeler Daniel Braman
Tie-Down Roping Kincade Henry
Steer Wrestling Riley Duvall

Athletes in each of the nine disciplines will compete in the Semi-Finals performances starting July 20 with the fastest time or highest scores in each discipline advancing to the gold medal round. The three fastest times or highest scores not already advancing will also advance to the gold medal round from the combined Semi-Finals performances.

To view complete roster, please click here.

Since launching in May of 2018, the WCRA and its partners have awarded more than $12.1 Million in new money to rodeo athletes. All rodeo athletes interested in learning more about the WCRA or the VRQ should be directed to wcrarodeo.com or the WCRA Rodeo app in the App Store.

About WCRA

WCRA is a professional sport and entertainment entity, created to develop and advance the sport of rodeo by aligning all levels of competition. In association with the PBR, WCRA produces major rodeo events, developing additional opportunities for rodeo-industry competitors, stakeholders, and fans. To learn more, visit wcrarodeo.com. For athletes interested in learning more about the WCRA Virtual Rodeo Qualifier (VRQ) system, visit app.wcrarodeo.com.

About Utah Days of ’47 Rodeo 

The event takes place at the $17.5 million, state-of-the-art Days of ’47 Arena at the Utah State Fairpark each July. The venue—an outdoor arena located in the heart of Salt Lake City—features over 10,000 stadium-style seats. The Utah Days of ’47 Rodeo is one of Utah’s longest-standing traditions – celebrating Utah’s heritage since 1847. The rodeo, and other Days of ’47 events, commemorate the day – July 24, 1847 – when a determined company of Mormon pioneers realized their dreams upon entering the Great Salt Valley. The Utah Days of ’47 Rodeo is a private, non-profit, volunteer, charitable organization. Our mission is to honor Utah’s pioneer heritage and educate Utah’s kids. Please visit utahdaysof47rodeo.com for more information.

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