The National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) and the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) Committee announce the cancellation of the 2020 College National Finals Rodeo, June 14th – 20th. “As everyone involved with this event can testify, this is not the outcome we were hoping for, but public safety during the COVID-19 pandemic is our most important concern,” NIRA said.
We know that every student-athlete, coach, school administrator, parent, and fan, grieve the loss of this special event. This is devastating for all of us, but mostly for the NIRA athletes. We share your grief. This is unprecedented. May we all heal, extend grace and recover to a better world. We are all in this together and are praying for our rodeo families.
NIRA Commissioner Roger Walters said, “We are devastated to be making this announcement. We wanted to be competing in Casper this summer, but we have to do the right thing to combat this Pandemic and keep our contestants and the State of Wyoming safe.”