Participation at a WSTR event requires being a member of the WSTR, USTRC or Key Card holder to collect winnings. Before participating, if a roper is not a current member, he/she can submit a renewal membership application to the National Office, purchase the membership before roping at the event office or purchase online at WSTRoping.com. Ropers will be permitted to purchase or renew memberships anytime during the year; that membership is valid from time of purchase until December 31st. Membership sales for the next season will begin on October 1st for the Key Card and November 1st for standard membership. However, a WSTR Finale contestant must be a current year member before the entry is accepted, regardless of when the entry is paid.
Membership Weekend Permits and/or Day Passes will be available and can be used at WSTR qualification events during the month of October only.
Participation in a WSTR event by a roper who does not have a current Key Card, WSTR or USTRC membership or has not submitted a renewal membership application as specified, will result in disqualification of the roper and the roper's teammate even if the team has roped.
By entering a WSTR event, the roper is representing that he or she is in compliance with the membership requirements. Acceptance of an entry at an event by WSTR or its producers shall not constitute a waiver of the requirement set forth in this rule. Membership fees are not refundable and are not transferable. Membership fees will not be refunded as a result of classification or rule disagreements