The best collegiate rodeo athletes in the country head to Casper, Wyoming, June 12-18 when the Ford Wyoming Center hosts the CNFR.
WHAT: National championships for individuals and teams will be determined this week.
WHERE: Ford Wyoming Center in Casper, Wyoming
WHEN: June 12-18, 2022
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.
FORMAT: 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.
WHERE TO WATCH: The College National Finals Rodeo 2022 can be streamed live via ESPN3.
National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Regional Barrel Racing Leaders:
Central Plains – Sadie Jo Wolaver, SWOKSU, 1,130 points
Central Rocky Mountain Region – Karissa Hope Rayhill, EWYC, 910
Grand Canyon Region – Annie Alexander, UAZ, 884
Great Plains Region – Jillian Leigh Zaun, UNE, 742
Northwest Region – Sydney Nicole Wilson, UWABOT, 973.5
Ozark Region – Jaylie Paige Matthews, UWAL, 755
Rocky Mountain Region – Shelby Ann Higgins, CSID, 1,110
Southern Region – Britta Sterling Strain, TXAMU, 762
Southwest Region – Jordan Talley Driver, HOWARD, 610
West Coast – Payton Grace Schoeppach, CUESTA, 1,048
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 @Sinclairtix.com or by calling 307.577.3030. FMI visit cnfr.com or call 509.529.4402.
Here is the draw for the first round of CNFR barrel racing.