• Platinum Performance – It Starts Within™

    April 14, 2021

    We are proud to announce @Platinum Performance as one of our newest sponsors of the 2021 College National Finals Rodeo.

    From building more durable athletes to helping improve performance, advanced nutrition starts inside to help our horses reach their full potential.  Platinum Performance - It Starts Within™.

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  • College rodeo to begin recruiting new commissioner

    March 15, 2021

    The National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association will begin the task of seeking new leadership this March and April after longtime Commissioner Roger Walters gave his official notice at the association’s winter board meeting in December.  Commissioner Walter’s will not actually leave the position until December of 2021, but the board would like to have the replacement named in June so that the successful candidate will have the opportunity to strategize with the current commissioner and transition into the position with key sponsors and the College National Finals Rodeo committee.

                The appointment of the commissioner is handled by the NIRA’s Executive Committee and then forwarded to the full board for a final determination.  The decision will be made after an interview process at the 2021 Summer Board Meeting held at the College National Finals Rodeo in June, in Casper, Wyoming.  The dates for those interviews are potentially scheduled for June 17-18, 2021, but official dates are not yet finalized.

                Interested parties can find a full job description on the NIRA’s website,  The position will close on May 1, 2021. 

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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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    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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