ABOUT THE PROGRAM
College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR)
Since the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) started having the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) and recognizing college teams for excellence in 1949, only four teams from the West Coast Region have won the Men’s Team Championship. Three of those were won by Cal Poly State University and the last time they won it was 43 years ago in 1973. In 2016, it was an upstart team from a little known junior college in Quincy, Calif., that changed that. With Jesse Segura, the 2003 college all-around champion and former NIRA student president at the helm, the Feather River College (FRC) men’s team not only won the championship, they dominated throughout the competition June 12 – 18 at the Casper (Wyo.) Events Center. Segura started the rodeo program at FRC 11 years ago.