Welcome to the College National Finals 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. No where 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.

Tradeshow

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.

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.

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.

Events

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

SLACK ROUND #1
Tradeshow opens at 6:30 am
Slack Start at 7:00 am
Tickets: $10.00 General Admission

15June 2021

Tuesday Slack Round

SLACK ROUND #2
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

Local Heroes Appreciation Night
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

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

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