Tickets on sale now for College National Finals Rodeo

CNFR to take place June 11-17 at Casper’s Ford Wyoming Center
Cole Franks, coached by his dad Bret, helped Clarendon College win their first College National...
Cole Franks, coached by his dad Bret, helped Clarendon College win their first College National Finals Rodeo team title.(Source: KFDA)
Published: Apr. 12, 2023 at 9:23 AM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - It’s more than a rodeo.

That’s how event organizers, and many familiar with the College National Finals Rodeo, describe the event. For more than 20 years CNFR has made its home and legacy in Casper, Wyoming and it’s returning for another run June 11-17 at the Ford Wyoming Center.

CNFR 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.

According to a press release from the Ford Wyoming Center, “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 “Bulls, Broncs and Breakaway” performance will be June 11 at 1 p.m. Slack Rounds will be held on the mornings of June 12 and June 13 at 7 a.m.  Evening performances last from June 13-17 and will begin at 7 p.m. All performances happen at the indoor arena of the Ford Wyoming Center.

Many tickets are on sale already. Season tickets can be purchased now but are available online only. Individual performance tickets go on sale April 21 at 10 a.m.

In 2022, Tarleton State University won the men’s team championship and Weatherford College took home the women’s title.

For tickets, pricing, and more information, visit

To learn more about the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association check out their website here.