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Chickasaw, Choctaw, Tom Hahn is our guest this week on Word With A Champ. This is the second of a three-part series featuring three generations of excellence in dirt track midget and sprint car racing. Tom is a former driver now crew chief of the Oil Fire Sprits Special very successfully driven by his son Blake. We enjoyed our time and interview with the talented gentlemen that endorse auto racing as a family sport at the 33rd Annual Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Crow Agency, Montana’s Cody Brown is our guest today on Word With A Champ. Cody is the exchange holder on Indian relay horse racing team called River Road Relay. They were victorious at the Sioux Nation Challenge, Tour of Champions, sanctioned by the Horse Nations Indian Relay Council in Fort Pierre, South Dakota, this past weekend. Cody eloquently discusses his sport, team and the reasons for their success.
Ote Berry is a four time World Champion and Hall of Fame Steer Wrestler in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Mr. Berry endured the physical and financial hardships en route to stardom in a merciless sport that tends to make colleagues seem like family. It has been a privilege to watch Ote from college days to now, in his success creating a Jr. Steer Wrestling League, supporting the youth and future of our sport and country. We are happy to have this man that is big, fast and smart, with a lions heart, this week on Word With A Champ.
It is fun to see Indian Country excel in any sport, especially rodeo sports. 2018 Professional Bull Riders, Rookie of the Year, Navajo, Keyshawn Whitehorse is our guest this week on Word With A Champ. Whitehorse is one of several American Indians in the top 35 headed to the 2019 PBR World Finals in Las Vegas. Keyshawn politely and modestly credits his family for his success, in a brutal game with big money and danger, where success depends solely upon on his own individual try.
Seminole-Creek, Potawatomi Indian, PBR cowboy, Colten Jesse is our guest this week on Word With A Champ. The Kiowa, Oklahoma native started riding sheep at the young age of four and now at 21, he is one of the best in his chosen trade. His goal is to be the best in the Professional Bull Riders, Unleash the Beast Tour, in front of sold-out coliseums across America. It is more than refreshing to see a dedicated, polite young man strive to, and achieve his goals.
Navy Seal, Doctor of Chiropractic and American hero, Howard Wasden of Georgia is our guest this week on Word With A Champ. Dr. Was is featured in a movie of courage, about a military chopper that went down in enemy territory. This man has solidified the dreams of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness through his life’s experience of trials and tribulations. We are honored to have Howard featured on Native Voice 1 Radio Network.
Although team roping header Clay Smith entered the 2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in first place and heeling partner Paul Eaves was in second – both with $115,345 – the duo had a long race ahead of them for the gold buckle. Eaves said the steer was a big factor in the victory. “The steer was really good, one of the better steers we’ve drawn,” said Eaves, 28. “Tonight, he was pretty straight, and it makes a difference to be fast. Everything came together.”
Our guest this week include Carman Pozzobon from British Columbia, Canada the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Champion of 2018.Eight might be Wade Sundell’s lucky number. Thanks to picking up eight checks during his eighth trip to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo earned him to 2018 World Championship. Tyler Waguespack is once again the king of PRCA’s steer wrestlers. The Gonzales, La., cowboy won his second world championship in the last three years with a memorable run Dec. 15 at the 2018 Wrangler National Finals. Waguespack won the gold buckle by earning $260,013 ($180,429 of that at the Wrangler NFR), the most of any steer wrestler.
The Women’s Professional Rodeo Association is the oldest women sporting organization in the world. Haley Kinsel is our guest this week on Word With A Champ after she captured the 2019 WPRA world title and ladies barrel racing.
Today Word With A Champ is pleased to interview California native Shorty Gorham. This man is recognized as Professional Bull Riders spokesman for the bullfighters on CBS Sports. We enjoyed our visit with Shorty about hunting dogs, fighting bulls and success.