The NIRA and
the College National Finals
Rodeo are proud to be associated
with the following national sponsors:
involvement with the NIRA covers CNFR support, title sponsorship of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Foundation’s Style Show, and sponsorship of 11 regional rodeos a year. The Company, an apparel manufacturer, has provided NIRA assistance since 1982. Wrangler Jeans and apparel can be found in western stores across the United States.
RAM and RAM Rodeo is the official automotive sponsor of NIRA. The RAM brand sponsors over 500 rodeos each year through the PRCA,
NIRA, NHSRA, NLBRA as well as many other associations. RAM Rodeo has a 30+ year history of sponsoring rodeos in both the US and Canada.
As a member of NIRA, Chrysler Affiliates offers you a preferred pricing program (1% below factory invoice) when purchasing select
Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, RAM or Fiat vehicles. For information please contact Marcia at RAM Rodeo office 641-684-6000.
Powder River Livestock Handling Equipment is the CNFR’s official arena provider. Powder River also sponsors the NIRA’s
Coach’s Breakfast and Coach of the Year Award. Powder River has been involved with college rodeo for over a decade.
Powder River has led the way in developing innovative and exciting products for the livestock equipment industry since 1938.
founded in 1991, manufactures ropes that are the
most durable and consistent products available.
They can be found at local retailers, or
At Cactus Saddlery,
Values and Ethics are more than words, they are
business philosophies. Cactus Saddlery offers a
full line of saddles and strap goods, designed
and manufactured by their hand craftsmen. Visit
them at www.cactussaddlery.com
Heel-O-Matic manufactures the finest
roping practice tools available today.
The Heel-O-Matic is the only roping
machine with a patented hopping motion
that replicates the actual movements
of live cattle. Give them a call at
888-HEELING or look them up on the
web at www.heelomatic.com.
Cactus Gear has been manufacturing
the Best equine sports products
available for over 20 years. They
hold half the industry’s patents on
equine leg protection. Call
1-800-411-1986 or go to
donates the championship buckles for the College
National Finals Rodeo. Maynard Buckles is
located in Thoreau, NM. They have been a
generous sponsor of the CNFR since 1999.
The National Intercollegiate Rodeo
Association and the United States
Team Roping Championships (USTRC)
have joined forces in typical team
roping “partnership” fashion. The
partnership will involve supporting
the memberships of both
organizations. USTRC will award
Regional Finals Shoot-Out
positions/$1,000 in USTRC Flex
Earnings to the top three headers
and heelers in the final season
standings in all eleven NIRA
regions. They will also award a
National Finals Shoot-Out
position/$3,000 in USTRC Flex
Earnings to the top three teams in
the team roping event at the College
National Finals Rodeo. The only
stipulation for the awards will be
that the roper will need to be a
member of the USTRC prior to the
conclusion of their respective
regional rodeo season and the CNFR.