Word With A Champ Interviews
Native Voice One – Koahnic Broadcast Corporation
The Annenburg National Native Voice Studios
Albuquerque, NM

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WWC Ote Berry 01.07.19


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.

WWC WNFR Finals 12.18.17


Navajo Aaron Tsinigini and Colorado cowboy Trey Yates win the team roping aggregate for the 60th Annual Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Trevor Brazil wins his 24th gold buckle as all-around champion of the world on his retirement year. We have the results from round 10, the average winners and world champions with interviews from Trevor Brazil and Wade Sundell.

WWC Shane O’Connell 12.10.18


Ogallala Lakota bareback Brock rider Shane O’Connell sees his second check in four rounds his rookie year at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Navajo Aaron Tsinigini picks up another check as our Indian contingency is going for the cash in the city of lights, Las Vegas. We have results from the fourth go-round of 10 from the 60th Annual Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and words with Shane O’Connell and other winners from the PRCA’s NFR round 4.



Navajo Derrick Begay won The team roping round three of 10 at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nevada. The win earned him over $26,000 and moved him up to sixth in the World Standings in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. The 60th Annual Wrangler National Finals Rodeo continues through Saturday December 15th, 2018 when world champions will be crowned. We have results and interviews with Derrick Begay and Isaac Deas after victories in the city of lights.



Ogallala Lakota Bareback Bronc Rider, Shane O’Connell of South Dakota, picked up his first check ever as a rookie at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Cort Sheer, Saddle Bronc rider from Nebraska is winning the top gun award as he has won the first two rounds worth near $55,000 in 16 seconds. We have go round and world standings leaders after the second round of competition in the city of lights.

WWC Cooper Waln 12.03.18


Sicangu Lakota Indian Cowboy Cooper Waln from the Rosebud Reservation in south-central South Dakota is our guest this week on Word With A Champ. Cooper represents Indian Country with the most elite job in his trade, fighting bulls on the 25th Professional Bull Riders “Unleash the Beast Tour”. A great visit to share from this very modest and talented working ranch cowboy that had made it to the big times.

WWC Herman Byrne 11.26.18


Marshall’s Herman Byrne, 4X INFR Bullfighter of the Oglala Lakota from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwest South Dakota, is our guest today on Word With A Champ. A talented major league athlete shares his mind about his craft. Today he Is up against young bulls with young riders in the junior leagues of INFR bull riding then tonight he will be up against the mature and dangerous professional animal athletes, he presents an interesting perspective.

WWC Steven DeWolfe 11.18.18


Two time and consecutive INFR Tour Season Champion, Bareback Bronc Rider, Steven DeWolfe, of the Oglala Lakota Nation in southwest South Dakota, is our guest this week on Word With A Champ. Steven shares a very active mind in his focus of becoming an Indian World Champion after seven qualifications for the INFR. We wish our very talented and classy gentleman, Steven DeWolfe success in all his life adventures, he is an inspiration to our youth of Indian country.

WWC Austin Wagner 11.12.18


Blackfoot Indian cowboy Austin Wagner is from Montana and his bull fighting partner at the Indian National Finals Rodeo, Nigel Harvey of the Navajo Nation in New Mexico are our guests today on Word With A Champ. Very talented and modest individuals discuss their participation here at the 43rd annual celebration in the premier event in all Indian rodeo. It is fun to see these individuals excel and listen to what they have to say about their craft.

WWC INFR Recap 11.05.18


It is the pinnacle of a sport designed for family participation and development of men and women. Today we report the 43rd Annual Indian National Finals Rodeo that crowned it’s 2018 INFR Champions recently in Las Vegas. It is the second of a three part series of our Wrangler Fall Sports Specials associated with Word With A Champ on Native Voice 1 Radio Network.

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