June 9-15, 2019
Casper Events Center
1 Events Drive Casper, WY 82601
CNFR is the “Best of the Best” of college rodeo. It is where the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) crowns individual event champions in saddle bronc riding, bare back riding, bull riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing, breakaway roping, and goat tying. National team championships are also awarded to both men’s and women’s teams. The nation’s best college cowboys and cowgirls from eleven different regions will enter into the CNFR arena in Casper, Wyoming this June.
Over 400 cowboys and cowgirls from over 100 universities and colleges compete in Casper each year. Contestants compete all year in one of the NIRA’s 11 regions for a chance to rope or ride at the CNFR. The top three students in each event, and top two men’s and women’s teams from the NIRA’s 11 regions will qualify for the CNFR.
The “Bulls, Broncs and Breakaway,” performance will be Sunday, June 9 at 1:00 pm. Slack will be held on the mornings of Monday, June 10 and Tuesday, June 11 at 7:00 am. Evening performances begin at 7:00 pm, including the Saturday Championship Round. All performances happen at the indoor arena of the Casper Events Center.
Learn more about CNFR and what is happening in Casper during the week here.