Alumni

The purpose of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Alumni, Inc. (NIRAA) is to hold an annual reunion to honor past National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) participants and alumni, award scholarships to current NIRA participants, promote college rodeo, and preserve college rodeo history.

The NIRAA is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization..

Twenty-Ninth Annual
NIRA Alumni Reunion

The National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Alumni (NIRAA) will celebrate its 29th anniversary by honoring all the NIRA National Champions, Championship Teams, top finishers, queens, coaches, and  faculty and student presidents for the years ending in “0": 1950. 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, and 2010 at our Annual Reunion Friday and Saturday, June 19-20 at the 2020 College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) in Casper, Wyoming.

For additional information, please contact Merrill Ellis at 210-415-9091 or niraainfo@gmail.com


NATIONAL INTERCOLLEGIATE RODEO ASSOCIATION ALUMNI
TWENTY-NINTH ANNUAL REUNION

FRIDAY, JUNE 19 AND SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2020
CASPER, WYOMING

REUNION SCHEDULE
  • FRIDAY, JUNE 19
    • 9:00 A.M.-3:30 P.M. NIRA ALUMNI REUNION -
      • North and Central Ballrooms
      • Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center
    • 3:30-5:00: Hospitality Suite
      • Informal gathering
    • 7:00 P.M: CASPER EVENTS CENTER
      • CNFR PERFORMANCE
      • All special guests will be announced and honored in the arena.
  • SATURDAY, JUNE 20
    • 11:30: NIRA FOUNDATION LUNCH AND AUCTION
      • North and Central Ballrooms
      • Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center.
      • Awards, Entertainment, Silent and Live Auction.
    • 7:00 P.M: CASPER EVENTS CENTER
      • Short-go of CNFR.
      • Contestant Award Ceremony in arena following rodeo.

HOTEL: RAMKOTA HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER
800 N Poplar St.
Casper, Wyoming 82601
1-844-224-1315
1-307-266-6000
Book Online

To obtain a special rate of $96 per night plus taxes tell them you are with NIRA Alumni. The Ramkota Hotel and  Conference Center is our new reunion headquarters.

CNFR RODEO TICKETS: Casper Events Center:
1-800-442-2256 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST)
Tickets go on sale April 12th, 2020.
Ask for the Alumni section.

SATURDAY LUNCHEON: Advance Reservations required.
Please reserve tickets for the Saturday lunch by May 25, 2020
via email niraainfo@gmail.com or call 210-415-9091.
Tickets cost $30 per person, payable to the NIRAA.

If you are attending the luncheon you can register and pay using the following methods:
Online at: https://www.fundraise.com/nira-reunion
Email: niraainfo@gmail.com

For additional information, visit our Facebook Page  http://www.facebook.com/niraainfo/


NIRA ALUMNI MEMBERSHIP FORM

NIRAA Membership Application

To pay membership with a credit card please click here.


NIRA ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP FUND

To Contribute to scholarship fund, please follow this link.

Alumni and friends of college rodeo: Please participate in the NIRA Alumni Rookies of the Year and Fourth Place Team Scholarships. Last year the NIRA Alumni awarded a scholarship in each rodeo event and raised over $11,500. 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. 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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