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 in an attempt to qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) in June.

NIRA Fall Schedule

Missouri Valley Rodeo – September 22-24, 2016
West Alabama Rodeo – September 29-October 1, 2016
Murray State Rodeo – October 13-14, 2016
Murray State Rodeo – October 15-16, 2016
Southern Arkansas Rodeo – November 3-5, 2016

NIRA Spring Schedule

East Mississippi Community College – February 23-25, 2017 Meridian, MS

University of Arkansas Monticello – March 30-April 1, 2017 Monticello, AR

University of Tennessee Martin – April 6-8, 2017 Martin, TN

Northwest Mississippi Community College – April 20-22, 2017 Senatobia, MS

Cossatot Community College – April 27-29, 2017 Texarkana, AR

The 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.