College National Finals Rodeo Food Drive and “Wear Pink” Night

Casper, WY – The nation’s best college cowboys and cowgirls from eleven different regions will enter into the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) arena June 12 – 18, 2016 at the Casper Events Center.

Donate non-perishable food at one of our local food banks including Joshua’s Storehouse, WY Food for Thought Project and Food Bank of the Rockies this week and receive a $2.00 off coupon for your CNFR ticket. Attendees are encouraged to bring food item or cash donation to their favorite local food bank.

Thursday, June 16 is “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 tradeshow on Wednesday and Thursday and will benefit Angels Cancer Care Program.

The 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. 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 12 at 1:00 pm. Slack will be held on the mornings of Monday, June 13 and Tuesday, June 14 at 7:00 am.  Evening performances begin at 7:00 pm, including the Saturday Championship Round.


Tickets for Bulls and Broncs and Slack Rounds are $8 General Admission. Evening performances 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. Season Tickets are $60 General Admission, $110 Reserved Seats, $130 Box Seats. Tickets available at the Casper Events Center Box Office. Charge-by-Phone at 307-577-3030 or online at


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