CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The World Champions Rodeo Alliance in collaboration with Professional Bull Riders has announced that Rodeo Corpus Christi will play host to the first stop to the 2021 WCRA Triple Crown of Rodeo.
This first 2021 WCRA Major Rodeo will take place May 6-9 and will pay out more than $500,000. It will be held in conjunction with a PBR event on April 30 that will open up The Buccaneer Days Festival (Buc Days) that is scheduled from April 29-May 9, 2021.
The rodeo events are set to be held at the American Bank Center.
The TCR is an annual bonus that will pay $1 million to any one athlete or collection of athletes who win first place in any three consecutive WCRA Major Rodeos. The Triple Crown of Rodeo event will be featured on a CBS Television network broadcast.
“We launched the Triple Crown of Rodeo with a goal to grow the sport of rodeo through major media exposure. The TCR media platform is built to align with established, historic events like Rodeo Corpus Christi,” said WCRA President Bobby Mote. “We couldn't be more excited about this opportunity to bring major rodeo and a CBS network broadcast to a destination market such as Corpus Christi.”
Rodeo Corpus Christi, hosted on the Corpus Christi Bayfront, takes place during the annual Buccaneer Days Festival in early-May, bringing together more than 120,000 attendees to promote tradition and community pride in the Coastal Bend by producing exceptional family entertainment that results in educational scholarships.
“Buc Days - Rodeo Corpus Christi is proud to partner with WCRA and PBR,” said Buccaneer Commission president & CEO Johnny Philipello. “This innovative approach to Rodeo will allow us to grow prize money for rodeo athletes, showcase the city of Corpus Christi, and ultimately return more dollars toward scholarships for students in South Texas.”