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 Wrestling, Team
Roping, Breakaway Roping, Barrel Racing, and Goat Tying.
"Here at Trinity Valley Exposition (TVE), we focus on building today's youth for tomorrow's
future. What a better way to extend our mission than by providing young collegiate adults a stage
to perform on in front of hometown rodeo fans for a chance to win a portion of the $100,000
prize money," said Cory Anderson, TVE Rodeo Vice President. "We are proud that our
organization is getting the opportunity to work with the NIRA and its athletes to provide a
unique one-of-a-kind competition format."
The event structure will include Round One and a Shootout Round. Round one will feature two
performances and one slack leading up to the Shootout. All 22 contestants will compete in
Round 1 with the top 8 qualifying into the final Shootout Round.
"We are thrilled to be partnering with TVE Fair and Rodeo to bring this exciting event to the
rodeo fans in Liberty, TX," said Jim Dewey Brown, National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association
Commissioner. "The Collegiate Champion Shootout is an excellent opportunity to showcase the
best of the best in collegiate rodeo, and we look forward to seeing the top-performing athletes
compete in this exciting event."
Details regarding qualifications, ground rules and entry process will be sent out directly to the
NIRA schools for the 23-24 season. For more information about the National Collegiate
Champion Shootout please visit www.tvefair.com.
CONTACT: Julie Jutten; 719-337-1471; [email protected]