Walla Walla, WA – College Rodeo will be in the television spotlight this August. The best action from the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association’s premiere event, the College National Finals Rodeo, will be featured on ESPN U. ESPN U will be airing two hours of collegiate rodeo competition from the 2022 College National Finals Rodeo, held in Casper, Wyoming, this June.             

The college rodeo action begins airing on Thursday, August 18th at 9:00 p.m. EASTERN time. The second show will begin at 10:00 p.m. EASTERN time. Additional airings are planned for the shows, so set your DVR. 

The exciting action of the finals includes interviews and features from the entire week and portions of the awards ceremony. 

The NIRA is pleased to have the support of the following sponsors for the programming:  Cinch Jeans & Shirts, Wyoming Division of Tourism, Platinum Performance, Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, RAM, AutoLite Automotive Spark Plugs, Visit Casper, the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Foundation, and Cactus Gear, Cactus Ropes, Cactus Saddles, Heel-O-Matic and Resistol Hats. 

College National Finals Rodeo on ESPNU 

Show #1 - Premieres 

Thursday, August 18th, 9:00 p.m. EASTERN time 

Show #2 - Premieres 

Thursday, August 18th, 10:00 p.m. EASTERN time 


The national headquarters of the NIRA are in Walla Walla, Washington. For more information on the association and results from recent events visit