Each year, the MSU Rodeo Club sends a team of students to rodeos throughout the Ozark Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA). These students will compete in ten rodeos throughout the year in an attempt against other colleges to qualify for the Collegiate National Finals Rodeo (CFNR) in June. 

NIRA Fall Schedule

Pearl River Community College: September 13, 2018 - September 15, 2018 in Hattiesburg, MS

Missouri Valley College: September 20, 2018 - September 22, 2018 in Marshall, MO

University of West Alabama: September 27, 2018 - September 29, 2018 in Livingston, AL

Three Rivers College: October 11, 2018 - October 13, 2018 in Sikeston, MO

Southern Arkansas University: November 1, 2018 - November 3, 2018 in Magnolia, AR

Murray State University: November 15, 2018 - November 17, 2018 in Murray, KY


NIRA Spring Schedule

To Be Determined


This schedule can also be found at this link by clicking on the Ozark Region.

You can visit the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association website at

If you are interested in joining the MSU NIRA team or becoming an associate member, contact Denise Fullhart at or call 517-712-9197.

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