The 64th CNFR is just around the corner! The event takes place in Casper, WY, June 10-16, at the Casper Events Center. The CNFR is the “Rose Bowl” of college rodeo. It is where the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association 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 PRCA will host an educational panel session on Monday, June 11 at 2:00 p.m. or immediately following slack in the Summit Room at Casper Event Center.
NIRA members interested in competing in PRCA sanctioned rodeos are encouraged to attend this informative discussion. The session will include helpful information for new or prospective PRCA members to help you succeed in PRCA! Several PRCA representatives will be on hand to speak about PRCA business. Dustin Elliott, world champion bull riding, will speak to attendees about goal setting and the importance of professionalism, which he credits to his success in PRCA.