The nation’s best college cowboys and cowgirls from eleven different regions will enter into the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) arena June 14 – 20, 2015 at the Casper Events Center.

Tuesday, June 16th - The Wyoming Food for Thought Project will be accepting donations at their food drive outside of the Events Center. Attendees are encouraged to bring food or cash donations; all proceeds stay local and benefit this local organization and will benefit children needing food for the summer. All tickets will be discounted $2.00 for all food drive donations.

Thursday, June 18th - Tough Enough to Wear Pink night at the CNFR. Wear your pink in support of breast cancer awareness. There will be a variety of pink items available for sale during the trade show on Wednesday and Thursday.


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.

Evening performance tickets are $10 General Admission, $20 Reserved Seating (Rows 14-21), and $25 Box Seats (Rows 4-13). Saturday’s Championship Round will be all reserved seating with Upper Reserved tickets available for $15, Lower Reserved for $25, and Box Seats for $30.

Tickets On-Sale now 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.