Casper is all set to welcome the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) back to the Casper Events Center, June 15th through the 21st.  Tickets for the "Rose Bowl" of college rodeo are on sale now!

For those new to this exciting event, the CNFR is where the nation’s best college cowboys and cowgirls from eleven different regions will compete in the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) June 15 – 21, 2014. The CNFR is the "Rose Bowl" 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. 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,” performances will be Sunday, June 15 at 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm with a special “Family-Day” promotion that offers 2 free youth (ages 16 and under) tickets with the purchase of an adult general admission ticket. A Bulls, Broncs, and Breakaway ticket is good for both Sunday performances. Slack will be held on the mornings of Monday, June 16 and Tuesday, June 17 at 7:00 am. Evening performances begin at 7:00 pm, including the Saturday Championship Round.

Tickets for Slack Rounds are $8 General Admission. Bulls and Broncs and Evening performances are $10 General Admission, $20 Reserved Seating and $25 Box Seats. Season Tickets are $60 General Admission, $110 Reserved Seats, $130 Box Seats. Tickets On-Sale now and are available at the Casper Events Center Box Office. Charge-by-Phone at 307-577-3030 or 800-442-2256 or online at

You are invited to visit the NIRA’s web page: or for more info on the NIRA and the CNFR.