The City of Casper, Natrona County, and the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) are proud to announce the signing of a ten year contract to host the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR).  A public signing ceremony will be hosted at City Hall on Wednesday, May 4 at 9:00 am.

NIRA Commissioner, Roger Walters states, “We could not be happier to be signing this extension.  The City of Casper, Natrona County, and the State of Wyoming have created an exceptional home for the College National Finals Rodeo.  We are honored to partner with these great entities, and the great people of Wyoming.”

The CNFR proves to be a signature event for the state of Wyoming generating approximately $1 million dollars in economic impact annually.  In 2009, the CNFR was voted and honored by the Sports Travel Magazine as the “Best Multi-Sport or Multi-Discipline Collegiate Event.”

We welcome the nation’s best college cowboys and cowgirls in an effort to win national titles in saddle bronc, bareback, bull riding, steer wrestling, calf roping, team roping, barrel racing, breakaway roping, and goat tying.

The new ten year contract will be effective beginning in July 2012 through June 2022.


2011          June 12-18

2012          June 10-16

2013          June 9-15

2014          June 15-21

2015          June 14-20

2016          June 12-18

2017          June 11-17

2018          June 10-16

2019          June 9-15

2020          June 14-20

2021          June 13-19

2022          June 12-18

More CNFR event information at and at NIRA’s web pages: and