The annual Colby Community College National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) Rodeo is scheduled for Sept. 18-20 at the Thomas County Fairgrounds. 

Rodeo Expected to Draw Over 450 Contestants

Wed Sep 2, 2015 at 04:06 PM

The annual Colby Community College National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) Rodeo is scheduled for Sept. 18-20 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, calf 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.

Stock will be provided by Southwick Rodeo, Inc. from Jay Em, Wyo.  The Announcer will be Scott Fry from Abbyville, KS.

“We will have about 450 contestants from 26 colleges in Kansas and Oklahoma competing,” said CCC rodeo coach Allen Russell.  “The Central Plains Region is one of the largest and toughest in the NIRA. The college rodeo is one of the biggest events hosted in Colby, and the community support is always outstanding.  It would not be possible without the numerous volunteers and sponsors who support the college and our rodeo program. I encourage everyone to attend.”              

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