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How The Story Of The CNFR Is Spread
Throughout the week the media coverage of the CNFR has been outstanding. Each year, and for the past 17 years, there has been several people to thank for this. Susan Kanode, the media guru, has been promoting the sport of rodeo both professional and college level for many years. She can be found beh…
Behind The Scenes At The CNFR
Since being on the “production” end of rodeo I have learned a lot about the other side of the roping box. Typically a side that most contestants never have an interest in or never get the opportunity to be involved with. Even though I had helped put on our high school rodeo and had eve…
CNFR Softball Is A Wrap
As I was headed up to the Event Center this afternoon for Openings Rehearsal I noticed a parking lot full of trucks at Crossroads softball fields. Quickly, I flipped a “U”- I mean, I turned at the next available turn so I could go back and check it out! To my dismay, I had missed […
Volunteers Make The CNFR Run
Throughout the week of the CNFR, and the week before too, there are a lot of people that come together to make this all happen. Of course there are the usual suspects; the staff of the City of Casper and the County, the staff of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association, and the staff of each […
CNFR Scholarship Banquet Returns
Last night I had the distinct privilege of attending the CNFR Scholarship Awards Banquet. Many years ago this was a coveted event brought to us by a national sponsor. When that sponsor decided to pull their money the banquet also disappeared. The event would bring up to 400 contestants, their famili…
Students Help Sculpt The CNFR
This morning we had a brief conversation with Billy Bob Brown, a student at Tarleton State University and a Regional Director, and a TWO event qualifier to the CNFR.  That is a lot for any kids’ resume, let alone one out to win a National Title. The National Intercollegiate Rodeo As…
What Is A Slack Round In Rodeo?
This week, especially today and tomorrow, you will hear mention of the “slack round” at the CNFR. It does not mean that the contestants slack off when they go, it is not a practice and it certainly carries just as much weight towards winning a National Championship as the evening perfo…
College National Finals Rodeo Coming to Casper Next Month
An event promoters call the “Rose Bowl of College Rodeo” will return to Casper in just over three weeks. The 2013 College National Finals Rodeo is scheduled for June 9-15 at the Casper Events Center. Aaron McCreight, the CEO of the Casper Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, says the r…
CNFR Again Nominated For National Award
The official ballot for the 2012 SportsTravel Awards was announced and the 2012 College National Finals Rodeo held in Casper, Wyoming was once again nominated as the Best Multi-Sport or Multi-Discipline Event at the Collegiate Level. The CNFR is asking its fans to vote online by visiting http://vote.schneiderpublishing.com/ballot,