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NIRA Rodeo in Colby September 17-19

More than 400 rodeo participants expected

COLBY -- About 450 contestants from 26 Kansas and Oklahoma colleges will compete in the annual Colby Community College National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) Rodeo Sept. 17, 18, and 19 in the E.L. Garrett Arena at the Thomas County Fairgrounds. 
Performances on Friday and Saturday begin at 7 p.m. The finals on Sunday featuring the top 10 in each event will start at 1 p.m.Men’s events include bareback bronc riding, tie-down roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping and bull riding.
The women will compete in breakaway roping, goat tying, team roping and barrel racing.
Tickets at the gate are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Fans under five years old will be admitted free when accompanied by a ticketed adult