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  • 2020 Fall Schedule Note

    July 22, 2020

    A note about our fall season:  We are currently working with our eleven regional directors on finalizing dates for this fall.  We know this is messy for everyone and frustrating, we apologize!  We will do our best to have the dates for the season posted as soon as they are available.  The directors are coordinating with coaches, school administrators, state and county health departments, and travel mandates to move forward with the safest events possible.  Please check back to our site for updates or with the directors for your region.
    Thank you. 

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  • COVID-19 Update:

    March 18, 2020

    With this tragic pandemic, the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association has finalized spring rodeo season. Unfortunately, this is very difficult for us to navigate on a technical level.  Please know that our website does currently have the most current regional standings, and will continue to maintain the most up to date standings.  We know the cancelled rodeos are still listed, we apologize.  This is a bug in our system. 

    Currently, all regions have suspended their seasons, and several have determined the season completed.  It is still possible that a few may reschedule for mid-May, should the Center for Disease Control and Prevention determine this feasible.

    The 2020 College National Finals Rodeo is planned for June 14-20, 2020.  We will be working with the State of Wyoming, the Casper Events Center, and the recommendations from the CDC to continue with this plan.  Should any changes to that schedule occur, we will let you all know immediately.

    Please continue to stay safe and adhere to the best practices from all of the State Public Health entities and the CDC.  We will get through this together!

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  • SCHOLAR AMERICAN HONORS ANNOUNCED

    September 18, 2019

    Walla Walla, WA – The National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association is pleased to announce the 2018 Scholar American recipients. The honor is bestowed on NIRA members that have earned points at a 2018-2019 NIRA sanctioned rodeo, been in college for more than one term, earned a 3.5 cumulative grade point average, and have been nominated by their rodeo coach.

    Follow this link for full list.

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  • 2019 – 2020 Membership Forms

    July 9, 2019

    Membership and Insurance Forms for the 2019 - 2020 Rodeo year are now available. Please head over to the Downloads area of the site or use this link for more information.

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  • 2019 NIRA Alumni Scholarship Awards

    July 1, 2019

    The National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Alumni, Inc. awarded $30,000 in scholarships at the 71st Annual College National Finals Rodeo June 9-15 in Casper, Wyoming.

    This year in addition to awarding scholarships to the fourth place men and women’s teams and rookie of the year scholarships, Stan Harter Scholarship, the alumni contributed scholarships to the go round winners in each of the four go rounds in all events, a Jerry Beagley top rough stock rider and timed event cowboy, and two hardship  award scholarships.

    Newly elected NIRA Alumni, Inc. President Don Reichert says, “Supporting the NIRA Alumni Scholarship Donor Program is an excellent opportunity to help students who rodeo and are pursuing a college degree.   Many NIRA Alumni members say college rodeo influenced them to attend college and kept them there.  Helping students have a positive collegiate rodeo experience is very satisfying and may change their life. Please consider donating to the program.”

    A $1,000 NIRA Alumni, Inc. scholarship was presented to  Sheridan College. who won the Fourth Place Men’s Team competition. Lassen College won the $500 Women’s Team Fourth Place Scholarship. Lassen is located in Susanville, California.

    University of Wyoming cowboy, Caden Camp captured the $500 Male All Around Rookie of the Year in 2019.  There was not a qualifier for the Female All Around Rookie this year.

    $500 NIRA Alumni, Inc. Rookie of the Year scholarships were presented to the following students in their designated college rodeo event:

    Bareback Riding: Derrik Thompson, Utah Valley University

    Calf Roper: Macon Murphy, Panola College

    Breakaway Roping: Shelby Boisjoli, Ranger College

    Saddle Bronc Riding: Parker Fleet, Hill College

    Steer Wrestling: Tyler West, Southwest Texas Junior College

    Goat Tying: Beau Patterson, Panhandle State

    Team Roping-Header: Cobie Dodds, West Hills College

    Team Roping-Heeler: Cody Stewart, Feather River College

    Barrel Racing: Hailey Finnegan, Lassen Community College

    Bull Riding:Daylon Swearingen, Panola College

    The Stan Harter Memorial and NIRA Alumni, Inc. Scholarship was awarded to Mylee Mickelsen of Idaho State University. Mylee will be a sophomore at Idaho State University. She plans on majoring in Veterinary Medicine. This selection was made possible by the Daniel Harter Family, Stan’s son.

    Caleb McMillan was named the Jerry Beagley All Around Cowboy Award. He attends Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming. This scholarship was designated to be awarded to a cowboy who placed in both a timed event and rough stock event during the CNFR. Beagley was a duo competitor when he attended college in the 70’s and wanted to award the $500 scholarship annually.

    Additionally, the NIRA Alumni, Inc. $500 hardship scholarships were awarded to Zane Munoz of Central Arizona College and Sierra Lyons, who attends Northwest College.

    The first go round scholarship recipients included the following:

    Bareback Riding: Chance Ames, Sheridan College

    Calf Roper: Wyatt Williams, Tarleton State University

    Breakaway Roping: (tie) Quincy Segelke, Chadron State University and Taylor Munsell, Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

    Saddle Bronc Riding: Cooper Thatcher, Panhandle State University

    Steer Wrestling: (tie) Nathan Weyrich, Central Wyoming College and Bridger Anderson, Northwestern Oklahoma State University

    Goat Tying: (tie) Taylor Latham, Gillette College and Madee Doerr, Cochise Community College

    Team Roping-Header: Cyle Denison, Hill College

    Team Roping-Heeler: Ross Ashford, Hill College

    Barrel Racing: Makayla Seely, Casper College

    Bull Riding: (tie) Colten Fritzlan, Western Texas College and Daylon Swearingen, Panola College

    Winners of the second go round scholarships were:

    Bareback Riding: Tyler Johnson, Panola Junior College

    Calf Roper: Haven Meged, Tarleton State University

    Breakaway Roping: Whitney DeSalvo, University of Arkansas-Monticello

    Saddle Bronc Riding: Riggin Smith, Clarendon College

    Steer Wrestling: Caden Camp, University of Wyoming

    Goat Tying: Jacie Sullivan, Southern Arkansas University

    Team Roping-Header: Quentin Anseth, College of Southern Idaho

    Team Roping-Heeler: Kycen Winn, Snow College

    Barrel Racing: Kynzie McNeill, Oklahoma State University

    Bull Riding: Caleb McMillan, Northwest College

    Third go round scholarships were awarded to:

    Bareback Riding: Chance Ames, Sheridan College

    Calf Roper: Macon Murphy, Panola Junior College

    Breakaway Roping: (tie) Samantha Kerns, Montana State University, Kody Criswell, South Plains College, and Mia Manzanares, McNeese State University

    Saddle Bronc Riding: Riggin Smith, Clarendon College

    Steer Wrestling: Laramie Warren, Southwestern Oklahoma State University

    Goat Tying: Erryn Hodson, Weber State University

    Team Roping-Header: (tie) Lexis Andrade, Walla Walla Community College and Wyatt Muggli, Texas A & M-Commerce

    Team Roping-Heeler: (tie) Calgary Smith, Walla Walla Community College an McCoy Profili, Hill College

    Barrel Racing: Kynzie McNeill, Oklahoma State University

    Bull Riding: Coby Johnson, Sheridan College

    The fourth go round scholarship awards went to:

    Bareback Riding: Cole Reiner, Misy Valley

    Calf Roper: Cody Burnside, Central Arizona College

    Breakaway Roping: Shelby Boisjoli, Ranger College

    Saddle Bronc Riding: Lane Schuelke, Casper College

    Steer Wrestling: Walt Arnold, Cisco College

    Goat Tying: Mia Manzanares McNeese State University

    Team Roping-Header: Wyatt Hershberger, Cochise College

    Team Roping-Heeler: Junior Zambrano, Central Arizona College

    Barrel Racing: Jayde Wamel, New Mexico State University

    Bull Riding: Dalton Kasel, Howard College

    NIRA ALUMNI, Inc. SCHOLARSHIP FUND INFORMATION 

    Alumni and friends of college rodeo: Please participate in the NIRA Alumni Scholarships for Rookies of the Year, Fourth Place Team Scholarships and each event go round winner in all four go-rounds. Last year the NIRA Alumni awarded $30,000 in scholarships. Giving is simple: just write a check out to NIRAA, Inc.-- any amount--designate your desired rodeo event, and send it to: NIRAA, Inc. 3211 Elys Path San Antonio, Texas 78230.  Or to contribute with a credit card To Contribute to scholarship fund, please follow this link https://www.fundraise.com/niraascholarshipfund

    The NIRAA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit. Please join us in keeping the College Rodeo tradition alive. Remember, no amount is too small and, of course, too large!

    Contributors for the 2019  NIRA Alumni, Inc. Scholarships included the following: Ken & Sharon Adams, Barstow Pro Rodeo Equipment, Jerry Beagley, Butch & Shannon Bratsky,  Larry Burgess, Jack & Kenneth Burkholder Family, Charles Chambers, Dick Claycomb, Buz & Judy Cowdrey, Jay & Merrill Ellis, Vicki Emerson. John & Margaret Fincher, Mary Fuller, Daniel Harter Family, Barbara Hintz, G Bar G Saddles-Dennis George, Larry & Martha Jordan, RE & Martha Josey, Evelyn Kingbury, Glen & Shelly Lammers, Ned & Chris Londo, Neal & Stacey Martin from Next Level Goat Tying, Jim Moore, Del Nose, Larry O’Neil, Don & Pat Reichert, Saddle Barn, Harlan & Donna Schott, Jud Shows, Charles (Chuck) Sylvester, Jr., John & Tiffany Thurston, Chancy & Jordan Ann Miller, & CrissCross Chaos, Fred & Clara Wilson.

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