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Monthly Archives: September 2016
The third of four race days concluded Saturday, September 24th in Billings, Montana for the All Nations Indian Relay Championships. The final race will payout $31,750, the purse for the event is over $112,000.00. Kennard Real Bird visits with us about this sport now sanctioned by the Professional Indian Horse Racing Association.
The 2016 Season Champions of the Professional Indian Horse Racing are the team Young Money from the Blackfoot Tribe in Browning , Montana. Myles Murray jockeyed three great horses to win, place or show all season long. Myles visits with us about his champion team.
The Crow Nations, Awasapsii Express won the 4th Annual All Nations Indian Relay Championships in Billings, Montana, Sunday September 25, 2016. it was worth a $10,750.00 paycheck for first in the $31,750.00 Wrangler Championship Race. Over $112,000.00 was paid in 4 days of competition. We have results of final day and an interview with winning jockey, Chris Carlson.
The 2016 All Nations Indian Relay Championships 4th Annual competition in Billings, MT ran the 2nd of 4 performances Friday, September 23rd. A purse of over $112,000 will be distributed to the 34 qualifying teams of the great horse nations. Gary Fellers, the director of the Professional Indian Horse Racing Association comments on this 300 year old sport that is growing exponentially.
The first of 4 performances of the 2016 All Nations Indian Relay Championships saw great action Thursday, September 22 in Billings, MT. The Professional Indian Horse Racing Association qualifies 34, 4 man, 3 horse teams for fastest teams by times headed to championship Sunday to award the national champions. Oglala Lakota Calvin Ghostbear visits about the races. This report is supported by Wrangler. Long live Indians !!
Dave Rife, Of Fowlerville, Michigan is our guest on Word With A Champ. Dave is a 52-year-old monster truck driver, that has been one of the best in the industry for 27 years. He has also been a wrestler from the time he was 10 years old until he was 39 years old and won the Iron Man competition: Collegiate, Olympic and Greco Roman style contests prior to retirement on the mat. And he is a leader and a coach in both sporting fields that he is obviously passionate about. A fun interview.
Jim Thompson of Spearfish, SD has been a mover and a shaker in every aspect of his careers. Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Announcer, 2X South Dakota State Senator elect, writer for the late great Paul Harvey, producer and host of radio sports broadcasts and many, very popular daily radio programs are among his accolades. Jim has been a mentor to me and many others in life and business. His favorite thing is the fun, personal relationships he has developed over the years.
The legendary Big Foot Monster Truck driver Dan Runte of Missouri is our guest this week on Word With A Champ. Dan set the Guinness Book of World Records with his monster truck jump of 214′ 9″. That is only one of the many accomplishments the 52 year old, 26 year veteran driver has enjoyed. After all he has done for his sport and its fans Dan is retiring. Dan is the same modest man now, he was prior to his illustrious career driving for the best monster truck program in the world. It has been an honor to perform with Dan Runte.