On December 17 , bareback rider RC Landingham will ride for a chance at $1 million WCRA Triple Crown of Rodeo. Rodeo journalist Kendra Santos talked with RC at the ranch he calls home in California.
Imagine if your pay rate equalled that of 2020 Women’s Rodeo World Champion (WRWC) barrel racer Hallie Hanssen.
The World Champions Rodeo Alliance has provided millions of game-changing financial opportunities for professional rodeo athletes—literally 9,758,698 of them, in dollars that make sense—since the first event in May 2018.
Tacy Kay Webb has fought in the army of front-line workers against a worldwide pandemic. And doing literal life-or-death work has given this 23-year-old Texan great perspective on rodeo’s role in the grand scheme of things. Still, she grew up in a rodeo family and was born to love the game.
Riley Webb is a roping gunslinger whose rodeo resume includes his current reign as the 2020 National High School Rodeo Association tie-down roping titlist. Webb’s been busy climbing the rodeo ranks from an early age. And later this month—when Riley rides into the World Champions Rodeo Alliance’s July 20-24 Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo in Salt Lake City—he’ll take a swing at becoming the youngest cowboy millionaire on rodeo record.
Ten-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo team roper Charly Crawford declared last December’s 2020 NFR his “Last Dance.” He’d burned up the rodeo road long enough, and with the impending expansion of his family felt it was time to shift gears and priorities, which translated into team roping semiretirement. Crawford’s life has been a rodeo-slanted “Dancing With the Stars” sequel, starting with his cowgirl rock-star wife, Jackie, who just delivered a beautiful baby girl they named Journey in March.
Michelle Darling lives up to her last name in the looks department. But don’t that runway-model face she sees in the mirror every morning fool you. Talent runs deep in this busy working wife, nursing-school student and barrel-horse-trainer mom, who has a proven A-List world beater by the name of Martini in her barn.