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.

Discount Coupons for Non Perrishable Food Donations, Tuesday-Friday nights ONLY - Three area food banks will be accepting donations at their office locations and offering a $2.00 off discount coupons good for any nightly performance of the CNFR (except for Saturday's Finale) at the Events Center. Food and monitary donations can be made at the following locations during office hours, with all proceeds staying local and benefit these local organizations.

Joshua's Storehouse - 334 South Wolcott, between 8a-6pm

Wyoming Food For Thought Project - 900 St. John's, between 9a-4pm

Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies - 4976 Paige St., Mills - between 8a-4pm

Thursday, June 16th - 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.