Nursing student Brianne Baty, from Middleton, is ranked No. 1 for the Northwest Region All-Around Woman for the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association going into the CNFR (College National Finals Rodeo) June 10-16 in Casper, Wyo. She is the No. 1 goat tyer for the Northwest region and will represent Boise State in barrels and goat tying.
The CNFR is the “Rose Bowl” of college rodeo. It is where the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association crowns individual event champions in saddle bronc riding, bare back riding, bull riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing, breakaway roping, and goat tying. National team championships also are awarded to both men’s and women’s teams.
More than 400 competitors from more than 100 universities and colleges compete in Casper each year. Contestants compete all year in one of the NIRA’s 11 regions for a chance to rope or ride at the CNFR. The top three students in each event, and top two men’s and women’s teams from the NIRA’s 11 regions qualify for the CNFR.