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Monthly Archives: May 2016
Australian Cowboys are among favorite athletes in the world of sports. Reece Wellers and Brandon Wenham represent their country in fine fashion in and out of the bull riding arena. Fraser Babbington is on his way to putting his country of New Zealand on the list at the Professional Bull Riders World Finals in Las Vegas. Our visit with these three mates that have traveled half way around the world to follow their dreams, is refreshing.
Oglala Lakota bull rider Slick Phelps won the LJ Jenkins Bull Riding Tour event in Presho, South Dakota this past Saturday night. The 19 year old beat a talented field of contestants on major league bucking bulls. The consensus is this two time consecutive and defending Indian World Champion has the try and talent to be one of the best in his game. Slick provided a fun recap of his victory in our interview.
Paul Harvey Aurandt (September 4, 1918 – February 28, 2009), better known as Paul Harvey, was a conservative American radio broadcaster for the ABC Radio Networks. He broadcast News and Comment on weekday mornings and mid-days, and at noon on Saturdays, as well as his famous The Rest of the Story segments. Thanks to a mentor of mine, rodeo announcer and South Dakota State Senator, Jim Thompson, I was the subject on one of Paul Harvey’s commentary broadcasts. It is fun to share this with you. Thanks.
Bull riders Frank Wall and Dylan Stewart of North Dakota are our guests this week on Word with a Champ. Frank, a 28 year old, is the 2016 Dual in the Dirt Finals Champion. Dylan is a 20 year old aspiring rodeo athlete that has accepted the help of his fellow veteran competitor. We discuss both have looked up to one of the sports all-time greats, Terry Don West for guidance.
The Bailey Pro Rodeo Company is alive and well producing some of the most entertaining events in the world of sports. Our guest, Kelly Klein discusses how his team and new ownership continue a standard of excellence based in North Dakota, that David Bailey started over 40 years ago in Oklahoma. It is amazing to watch the bucking horses and bulls that were born to buck or found on a trial and error basis, to the modern day era where most of the animals are genetically designed to perform doing what they instinctively like to do, jump high and kick hard.