Meet the “Rose Bowl” of Rodeo

College National Finals Rodeo

To ensure the safety and well-being of our visitors and residents, the 2020 CNFR has been cancelled. The event is scheduled to return in 2021. 

In Wyoming, we know a thing or two about the Western way of life. Around here, rodeo is considered the official state sport so it’s fitting that the Cowboy State plays host to the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR). 

Nicknamed the CNFR, each June Casper welcomes 400+ of the best college and university rodeo athletes from around the country to the Casper Events Center where they’ll go head to head to become a national champion as they compete in saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, bull riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, team roping, breakaway roping, goat tying and barrel racing. 

Dress the Part 

Attending the CNFR is a great excuse to break out your best Western wear and cowboy up in Casper. Gear up for the week at the legendary retailer and downtown anchor, Lou Taubert Ranch Outfitters. One of the best places in town to pick up Western apparel, Lou Taubert’s has 10,000 boots in stock, an on-staff hat shaper and nine levels of Western merchandise. And if you need more convincing, read this article about Lou Taubert Ranch Outfitters from Seattle Refined.

8 Ways to Have the Best CNFR Ever

Each summer, Casper gets a little more country when the nation’s top cowboys and cowgirls come to town. For more than 20 years, CNFR has called Casper home and to celebrate another memorable year on the horizon, we’ve rounded up 8 things to do that will ensure you have the best week ever. Whether it’s your first rodeo or if you’re a long-time CNFR attendee, there’s so much happening in the arena and around town this year that you won’t want to miss. Read more here.