Everything You Need to Know About the 2023 CNFR
The best collegiate rodeo athletes in the country head to Casper, Wyoming, June 11-17 when the Ford Wyoming Center hosts the 2023 CNFR.

Starting Sunday, June 11, 2023, 400 of the best collegiate rodeo athletes in the nation will compete in Casper, Wyoming, for a shot at a national title in their respective event. The College National Finals Rodeo showcases students from more than 100 institutions of higher learning from 11 regions.


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


The Ford Wyoming Center in Casper, Wyoming.


June 11-17, 2023

CNFR Competition Schedule

Sunday, June 11: 1 p.m. & 4 p.m. “Bulls, Broncs & Breakaway”

Monday, June 12: 7 a.m. Slack

Tuesday, June 13: 7 a.m. Slack (All Events) & 7 p.m. 1st Performance

Wednesday, June 14: 7 p.m. 2nd Performance

Thursday, June 15: 7 p.m. 3rd Performance

Friday, June 16: 7 p.m. 4th Performance

Saturday, June 17: 7 p.m. Championship Finals

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 sinclairtix.com or by calling 307.577.3030. FMI visit cnfr.com or call 509.529.4402.

CNFR Events

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.

CNFR Format

Individuals compete three times with the top 12 advancing to the Championship Finals. That’s where the individual event, men’s and women’s all-around, and national team champions will be crowned. While scores and times are very important, the all-around and team titles are based on a point system. 

Where to Watch the 2023 CNFR

The 2023 CNFR can be streamed live via ESPN3.

National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Regional Team Roping Leaders:

Big Sky RegionCameron Handy, MILES 600.0
Hayden Taylor, MTSU 600.0
Central Plains RegionMason Appleton, WOKSC 685.0
Nicholas Lovins, WOKSC 685.0
Central Rocky Mountain RegionBodie Mattson, UWY 775.0
Carson Johnson, CASPER 955.0
Grand Canyon RegionClay Cherry, CAZC 777.0
Logan Cullen, CAZC 777.0
Great Plains RegionChasyn Ystaas, DICKSN 565.0
Riley Staton, BHSU 565.0
Northwest RegionZane Taylor, TVCC 803.5
Ty Taylor, TVCC 803.5
Ozark RegionCooper Cowan, EMCC 1,140.0
Cade Cowan, EMCC 960.0
Rocky Mountain RegionJace Hanks, UVU 970.0
Wyatt Ahlstrom, UVU 970.0
Southern RegionSlade Wood, SWTXJC 675.0
Logan Moore, WHARTN 675.0
Southwest RegionWyatt Bray, TARLET 595.0
Cutter Thomison, WTXC 595.0
West Coast RegionCobie Dodds, FEATHR 512.5
Quintin McWhorter, CAPSLO 520

Draw for the First Round of CNFR Team Roping:

2023 CNFR first round team roping draw.
2023 CNFR round 1 team roping, part 2
2023 CNFR team roping round 1 draw, sect. 3
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