The 2014 College National Finals Rodeo is in full swing at the Casper Events Center. This Saturday, we hope you'll support the NIRA Foundation scholarship fund for CNFR participants at the Annual Style Show, held at the Parkway Plaza Hotel and Convention Center on Saturday, June 21 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Although the event is called a style show and the audience is entertained by the Wrangler All Star Contestants displaying clothing donated by Wrangler, the focus is on generating funds for the Foundation. The live auction and silent auction generate $10,000 to $15,000 each year for this worthy cause.

The Foundation was created in 1994 within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code to carry out certain educational and charitable activities in connection with the sport of collegiate rodeo.

A few activities include: Injured Athlete Relief Fund, Historical Preservation Fund, Scholarship Fund, and Rawhide (Rodeo Athletes on Wellness) Fund.

All attendees receive a goodie bag. There will be door prizes, wine on each table, games and raffles, and many auction items. This year, we have already received several George Straight autographed items, a rifle with the NIRA and CNFR logos, and expect many more exciting items. In addition, each college rodeo region brings in items unique to their area which gives attendees the opportunity to acquire items not otherwise available in Casper.

Tickets to the Style Show are $30 each or $240 for a table of 8. Tickets can be purchased at the Casper Events Center Box Office, charge-by-phone at (307) 577-3030 or (800) 442-2256 or online at or The style show is sponsored by Wrangler.

The nation’s best college cowboys and cowgirls from eleven different regions are here in Casper for the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR).  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.

Visit or for more info on the NIRA and the CNFR or for more information on the contest.