Casper welcomes the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) back to the Casper Events Center, running now through Saturday, June 21st.

College Rodeo is pleased to announce the 2014 “Coach of the Year” has been presented to Chad Cross from Fort Scott Community College in Kansas.

Cross has dedicated 17 years to coaching rodeo and places a large focus on dedication, positive attitude and hard work and instills these philosophies in the athletes he works with. Cross lives in Kansas with his wife Jennifer and children Seth, Jaycee, and Jake.

College Rodeo Commissioner Roger Walters said “Chad Cross is an example of the level of exceptional coaches that college rodeo is proud to have”.

Cross will be recognized at the Wednesday, June 18th performance of the College National Finals Rodeo at the Casper Events Center in Casper, WY.

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