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  • National Collegiate Champion Shootout

    May 15, 2023

    LIBERTY, Texas - Trinity Valley Expo in Liberty, TX is excited to announce the inaugural
    National Collegiate Champion Shootout, presented by TVE Fair and Rodeo and sanctioned by
    the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. The event will take place on October 19-21,
    2023, at the Trinity Valley Expo in Liberty, TX, and will feature top-performing collegiate rodeo
    athletes from each region in the country.
    The Collegiate Champion Shootout is an invitational style event that will award $100,000 in
    prize money. The event will feature the top 2 college athletes in each event from around the
    nation, by NIRA Region and will showcase action in the standard NIRA events including
    Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Tie-Down Roping, Steer ...

  • National Intercollegiate Rodeo (NIRA) and the Cenex® brand partner for 2023 Rodeo Season

    January 17, 2023

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. Jan. 16, 2023 — The National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) is excited to announce a new partnership with Cenex®, the energy brand of CHS, for the 2023 competitive season.  Cenex provides premium, high-quality refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products consumers depend on to power their homes and businesses. With 1,400-plus locally owned and operated convenience stores in 19 states, Cenex is proud to power the connections bringing communities together across the country, including the time-honored tradition of rodeo.

    Through this partnership, Cenex will sponsor and promote at the 2023 College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) as well as supplementary telecast events on ESPN3 and ESPNU.

    “The NIRA is ...

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