The 2022 College National Finals Rodeo: What You Need to Know
The best collegiate rodeo athletes in the country head to Casper, Wyoming, June 12-18 when the Ford Wyoming Center hosts the CNFR.


400 of the nation’s top college rodeo athletes representing more than 100 institutions of higher learning from 11 regions will compete in nine rodeo events at the College National Finals Rodeo.


National championships for individuals and teams will be determined this week.


Ford Wyoming Center in Casper, Wyoming


June 12-18, 2022


Men compete in saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, bull riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling and team roping. Women compete in barrel racing, breakaway roping, goat tying and team roping.


Each individual competes in three rounds with the top 12 returning for the final championship round. That’s where the individual event champions, men’s and women’s all-around champions and national championship teams are crowned. While scores and times are very important, the all-around and team titles are based on a point system.


The College National Finals Rodeo 2022 can be streamed live via ESPN3.

CNFR Competition Schedule

Sunday, June 12: 1 p.m. & 4 p.m. “Bulls, Broncs & Breakaway”

Monday, June 13: 7 a.m. slack

Tuesday, June 14: 7 a.m. slack & 7 p.m. 1st Performance

Wednesday, June 15: 7 p.m. 2nd Performance

Thursday, June 16: 7 p.m. 3rd Performance, Ribbon Night at the Rodeo for Cancer Awareness

Friday, June 17: 7 p.m. 4th Performance, Military Night

Saturday, June 18: 7 p.m. Championship Round

Scholarships will be awarded from the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association foundation and the NIRA Alumni. Special scholarships and awards will also be presented. Other activities of interest include a daily tradeshow, cowboy church, mounted shooting and more.  

Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling 307.577.3030. FMI visit or call 509.529.4402.

National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Regional Team Roping Leaders:

Big Sky RegionCaleb Berquist, MTSU 702.5
Teegan Leno, MTSU 702.5
Central Plains RegionC Yeahquo, WOKSC 925.0
LJ Yeahquo, OKSU 925.0
Central Rocky Mountain RegionKellan Johnson, CASPER 950.0
Carson Johnson, CASPER 950.0
Grand Canyon RegionCache Burnside, CAZC 811.0
Clay Elkington, CAZC 811.0
Great Plains RegionScott Halverson, IACCC 590.0
Judd Grover, SDSU 590.0
Northwest RegionCoy Aldrich, BLUE 837.0
Tayler Ott, BLUE 837.0
Ozark RegionCharles Graham, SARU 850.0
Sidney Dickson, SARU 850.0
Rocky Mountain RegionJace Hanks, UVU 945.0
Wyatt Ahlstrom, UVU 945.0
Southern RegionKaden Profili, TRINTY 770.5
Jayse Tettenhorst, TRINTY 770.5
Southwest RegionLane Cooper, SLROSS 625.0
Blake Bentley, SLROSS 575.0
West Coast RegionCobie Dodds, FEATHR 698.5
Cole Dodds, FRESNO 698.5

Here is the Draw for the First Round of CNFR Team Roping:


CNFR 2022 Team Roping Results (as of June 15):

1. Mason Moore (SAMSU) and Logan Moore (WHARTN), 18.0 on three head, 170 total points
2. Riley Kittle (CISCO) and Jace Helton (WEATHR), 23.1 on three head, 65 total points
3. Cole Walker (UTNM) and Will McCraw (UTNM), 30 on three head, 80 total points

Round 1 Results:

1/2. JC Yeahquo (WOKSC) and LJ Yeahquo (OKSU), 5.5 seconds
1/2. Cobie Dodds (FEATHR) and Cole Dodds (FRESNO), 5.5 seconds
3. Clay Cherry (CAZC) and Logan Cullen (CAZC), 5.7 seconds

Round 2 Results:

1/2/3. Mason Moore (SAMSU) and Logan Moore (WHARTN), 5.3 seconds
1/2/3. Riley Rieken (PANOLA) and Devon Johnson (TRINTY), 5.3 seconds
1/2/3. Corben Culley (WOKSC) and Shane Jenkins (NEOKAM), 5.3 seconds

Round 3 Results:

1. Bodie Mattson (GILLET) and Trae Smith (CASPER), 4.8 seconds
2. Mason Moore (SAMSU) and Logan Moore (WHARTN), 5.9 seconds
3/4/5. Brad Moreno (CAZC) and Jake Todacheenie (NPC), 6.0 seconds
3/4/5. Riley Kittle (CISCO) and Jace Helton (WEATHR), 6.0 seconds
3/4/5. Cutter Machado (CAPSLO) and Wyatt Hansen (WHILLS), 6.0 seconds

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