More than 500 contestants from 24 Kansas and Oklahoma colleges will compete in the annual Colby Community College National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) Rodeo Sept. 15-17 at the  

Rodeo set for Sept. 15-17

Fri Sep 8, 2017 at 07:28 PM

More than 500 contestants from 24 Kansas and Oklahoma colleges will compete in the annual Colby Community College National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) Rodeo Sept. 15-17 at the Thomas County Fairgrounds. 

Evening performances on Friday and Saturday will begin at 7 p.m.  The finals on Sunday featuring the top 10 in each event will begin at 1 p.m.

Men’s events include bareback bronc riding, tie-down roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping and bull riding.

The women will compete in breakaway roping, goat tying, team roping and barrel racing.

Tickets at the gate are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12.  Advance tickets ($8 for adults and $4 for children) are on sale at Vanderbilt’s and the Campus Bookstore.   

For more information about the rodeo, contact Russell at (785) 460-5461.