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

Rodeo coming Sept. 14-16

Thu Aug 30, 2018 at 03:26 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. 14-16 at the Thomas County Fairgrounds.

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. Rodeo fans under five years old will be admitted free when accompanied by a ticketed adult.

For more information, contact Coach Allen Russell at (785) 460-5461.