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

Missouri Valley College: September 19, 2019 - September 21, 2019 in Marshall, MO

University of West Alabama: September 26, 2019 - September 29, 2019 in Livingston, AL

Three Rivers College: October 3, 2019 - October 5, 2019 in Sikeston, MO

Southern Arkansas University: October 31, 2019 - November 2, 2019 in Magnolia, AR

Murray State University: November 21, 2019 - November 23, 2019 in Murray, KY


NIRA Spring Schedule

East Mississippi Community College: February 20, 2020 - February 22, 2020 in Meridian, MS

University of Arkansas-Monticello: March 5, 2020 - March 7, 2020 in Monticello, AR

Pearl River Community College: March 26, 2020 - March 28, 2020 in Hattiesburg, MS


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.