Welcome to the College National Finals Rodeo!

College Rodeo events are happening year round.

Regional Rodeos are now taking place. For schedule and more information please head on over to the College Rodeo main site.

CNFR Position Draw and additional information.

CNFR 2021 Position Draw
CNFR 2021 Order of Events

Live Television Coverage on ESPN.

The College National Finals Rodeo is expanding live television coverage on ESPN. This year, all performances of the CNFR—Tuesday through Saturday (June 15-19)—will air on ESPN3. ESPN3 is available by using the ESPN App. Download the ESPN App from the App Store or Google Play. ESPN3 is also available on your computer. To view ESPN3 on a computer: Go to ESPN.com, click on ‘WATCH’, scroll down to ‘CHANNELS’, Select ESPN3 and click on “College Rodeo”. CNFR performances will stream live and replay the following day.

Watching ESPN3 is easy using iOS, AppleTV, Andoid, Chromcast, Roku, Kindle Fire, Fire TV, and Xbox. You may need to register to watch, using your cable or satellite provider sign in.

Additionally, the CNFR telecast production team will be producing two programs to air later in the summer on ESPNU. These programs will feature interviews, premier action from Casper, Wyoming, and the crowing of the CNFR champions.

The CNFR telecast team would like to thank our corporate partners: Cinch Jeans & Shirts, Wyoming Division of Tourism, VisitCasper, Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, Platinum Performance, Cactus Saddlery, and Ram Rodeo.

Champions are made in Casper.

For more than twenty years, the College National Finals Rodeo has made its home and legacy in Casper, Wyoming. Nowhere else in the world can you find the most elite college athletes and animals going head to head in the dirt, competing to be crowned the best. More than a rodeo, CNFR is a celebration of our western tradition and athletic excellence that once you’ve experienced, you’ll never forget.

The CNFR is the best of the best in 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.


Plan on heading to each CNFR performance early so you have time to check-out the tradeshow. Over 25 vendors will be on-site showing and selling their products and services. Explore a variety of western hats, clothing, and accessories for men and women, along with leather works, jewelry, belt buckles, metal works, decor, and more.

Tradeshow admission is included with your performance ticket. The tradeshow opens for Sunday’s Bulls, Broncs & Breakaways at 12 pm; Monday & Tuesday morning Slack rounds at 6:30 am; Tuesday through Saturday’s nightly Performances at 5:30 pm.

CINCH Style Show

The Annual NIRA Fashion Show, Luncheon, Live Auction, & Silent Auction
Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 11:30am – 1:00pm
Held at the Ramkota Hotel ~ 800 N. Poplar ~ Casper, WY 82601
Presented by: Cinch
All proceeds go to the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Foundation

2021 CNFR Schedule

From the community pancake breakfast to the CINCH style show, to nightly performances…check out all of the activities associated with the 2021 CNFR. A list of CNFR performances is available below or click here to see the full 2021 CNFR Schedule.

Free Concert

Country artist Lucas Hoge will perform a free concert in the parking lot of the Ford Wyoming Center directly after the CNFR performance on Friday, June 18th. Admission to the concert is free to all. Come enjoy the music and fun. Presented by Hat Six Travel Plaza and Sleep Inn.



Preferred and Partner Hotels

We encourage fans of the CNFR to patronize our Preferred Hotels, including:

Other Partner Hotels include:

Casper, Wyoming

Casper is home to iconic landscapes waiting to be explored, touchable history waiting to be experienced, amazing food waiting to be devoured, and endless things to do around every corner.

Looking for a place to eat, stay or play while visiting Casper for the CNFR? Check out VisitCasper.com to help make your trip unforgettable.



13June 2021

Bulls, Broncs & Breakaway

Sunday, June 13 at 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm
Tradeshow opens at 12:00 pm

One Ticket is good for both performances

14June 2021

Monday Slack Round

Tradeshow opens at 6:30 am
Slack Start at 7:00 am
Tickets: $10.00 General Admission

15June 2021

Tuesday Slack Round

Tradeshow opens at 6:30 am
Slack Start at 7:00 am
Tickets: $10.00 General Admission

15June 2021

Tuesday Evening Performance

Casper Night
Performance #1 at 7:00 pm
Tradeshow re-opens at 5:30 pm

$10 General Admission
$10 Reserved
$10 Box Seats

16June 2021

Wednesday Evening Performance

Coach of the Year Awards
Performance #2 at 7:00 pm
Tradeshow opens at 5:30 pm

$10 General Admission
$20 Reserved
$25 Box Seats

17June 2021

Thursday Evening Performance

Local Heroes Appreciation Night &
Ribbons at the Rodeo: Give Cancer the Boot

Performance #3 at 7:00 pm
Tradeshow opens at 5:30 pm

$10 General Admission
$20 Reserved
$25 Box Seats

18June 2021

Friday Evening Performance

Military Night
Performance #4 at 7:00 pm
Tradeshow Opens at 5:30 pm

$10 General Admission
$20 Reserved
$25 Box Seats

Post-Rodeo Concert:
featuring Lucas Hoge
Free Admission
on the grounds of the Ford Wyoming Center

19June 2021

Saturday – FINALS

Performance #5 – Championship Round at 7:00 pm
Join us for the finals as individual event champions are named.

Special Olympics Rodeo at 9:00 am (Free Admission)
Foundation Style Show at 11:30 am (Ramkota Hotel)
Tradeshow Opens at 5:30 pm