Word With A Champ Interviews
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Dusty Tuckness of Meeteetse, Wyoming was elected PRCA Bull Fighter of the Year, eight of the nine years he has been voted to protect Bull Riders at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. This interview reveals one of the most intense professional athletes you could find and as modest a gentleman anywhere . His opponents are the largest, most aggressive animals in sports, ProRodeo bucking bulls. A learning opportunity for listeners and I, on this weeks Word With A Champ.
Cowboy Lifestyle Network has dynamic reporters with Gretchen Kirchmann and her 10 year old daughter Allison Grace. The duo can be seen from Las Vegas, NV to Lincoln, NE covering rodeo sports and the western culture. There are few that display as much enthusiasm and professionalism in their trade. It was fun to interview the two very bright and beautiful young ladies for this weeks episode of Word With A Champ.
The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Annual World Championships are hard earned to say the least. A dollar is a point all year long during the season to be a top 15 qualifier in each of 7 events for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. The total of money won for the season and Wrangler NFR determines the champs. We had the privilege of interviewing PRCA World Champions Corey Petska, Team Roper, partner for Navajo Erich Rogers and Utah’s young Saddle Bronc Riding gold buckle winner, Ryder Wright, on this weeks Word With A Champ.
Tuff Cooper wins the all-round title on the final night of the Wrangler NFR. This one feels different than the three tie-down roping gold buckles I have because this one says, ‘Cowboy,’ on it.” Cooper finished with $341,560 in earnings across tie-down roping and steer roping. In a very classy fashion, Cooper pays tribute to the man that beat him out of his fourth world title in tie-down roping, Marcos Costa of Brazil, in this weeks episode of Word With A Champ.
Marcos Costa was hoping he could land his first tie-down roping title. But he wanted to make sure there was no doubt about it. So, the Brazilian cowboy went out and won the round in 7.8 seconds, clinching the average, the world title and the chance to say he’s the only tie-down roping world champion from Brazil. Many thanks to the PRCA Media Department for access to this very humble, dedicated and spiritually driven individual, to be our guest on this weeks Word With A Champ.
The Women’s Professional Rodeo Association is the oldest and one of the largest women’s sporting organizations in the world. It is an amazing feat to qualify in the top 15 for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in ladies barrel racing, much less be the very best after season earnings plus winning against the top 15 in 10 rounds in Las Vegas. Nellie Miller of Cottonwood, California, did just that, to become the 2017 WPRA World Champion Barrel Racer. We enjoyed a nice interview with a very modest and graceful lady, that is an extremely fierce competitor, with fine horses.
The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, two time consecutive, World Champion Bareback Bronc Rider is Tim O’Connell from Zwingle, Iowa. Tim has set goals all his life, previously in a wrestling career and now ProRodeo. Tim specifically studied multiple time world champion rodeo Cowboys in an effort to attain his goal of being a two-time and consecutive champion. A great interview for this weeks episode of Word With A Champ NV1 Radio Network.
Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, four time consecutive, Bull Riding World Champion, recently earned his fourth gold buckle in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kimsey has made more money annually than any one in the history of the sport. An amazing effort sees him almost half way to beating Don Gay’s 8 Championships in Sages first four years of ProRodeo competition. It is a pleasure to have him as our guest on this weeks episode of Word With A Champ.
Navajo Cowboy Erich Rogers won the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association 2017 World Championship Team Roping. A persistent effort all his life and PRCA career paid off after 7 qualifications at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas recently. Erich is a gracious, grateful and classy individual as demonstrated in his interview for this weeks episode of Word With A Champ for NV1 Radio Network.
The 59th Annual Wrangler National Finals Rodeo concluded Saturday night December 16, 2017 in the city of lights, Las Vegas, Nevada. High-fives all around in Indian country as Navajo team roper Erich Rogers wins a world title with his partner from Arizona, Cory Petka. We have results and interviews with the 32nd rendition of the WNFR since it’s arrival in Las Vegas in 1985.