Word With A Champ Interviews
Native Voice One – Koahnic Broadcast Corporation
The Annenburg National Native Voice Studios
The 40th Annual Indian National Finals Rodeo crowned champions in Las Vegas, Nevada recently. We had the privilege of visiting with Tie Down Roping Champion Dillon Sherrick, Oklahoma, Cherokee cowboy and rookie at the INFR. We also talked with South Dakotas, Oglala Lakota champ, Jeremy Meeks, whom possibly has the best success story this year, winning his third INFR Saddle Bronc Riding title.
The great horse nations are alive and well with talent once again with Buck Lunak, Blackfeet Indian cowboy from Montana. Mr. Lunak earned his third title recently at the 40th Annual Indian National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. Buck discusses his success riding bucking horses and his goal to earn a world title in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and being in the top fifteen now.
The 40th Annual Indian National Finals Rodeo concluded Saturday night in Las Vegas. We have the results of the Plain Green Final Round and champions crowned for each men’s and women’s events. Sloan Anderson, Cheyenne River Sioux and Joe Wilson, Oglala Lakota, share comments about their All Around victories.
Hunting is the original sport. Fortunately most of our lives don’t depend on it any more, it is for fun. Herman Herrlein and Kayla Lyngstad from south east South Dakota have lots of fun with their friends and dogs hunting, during pheasant season annually. They visit with us during a successful pheasant hunt on a beautiful Halloween Saturday afternoon.
Golden Valley, North Dakota is the home of the talented, 21 year old, bull rider Colman Entze. He was the only contestant to ride 2 for 2 bulls winning the event in Park River, ND, as he frequently does. We discuss goals he has set for himself riding bulls and ranching, being the best you can be.
The piano player is a cherished individual in any community. Linda Kronaizl is a piano player and teacher in southeast South Dakota that makes a difference in people’s lives. Linda’s passion for music as a child has provided a livelihood and a lifetime of enjoyment. Linda’s talent and words inspire people to enjoy one of the finer things in life, music.
Pastor Mike Hecht from South Dakota is our guest this week on Word With A Champ for NV1 Radio Network. Pastor Mike discusses his career starting with serving the Navajo for 11 years, then the Cheyenne River Sioux. Pastor Mikes big heart is obvious as he shares his very active mind, that revolves around spiritual guidance.
PRCA World Champion Bull Rider, Cody Custer is our guest this week. Cody is a proponent of allowing youth to grow in sports at a level they are capable. This champs view on life is strong, facing challenges, in and out of the arena.
Indian National Finals Rodeo Commissioner, Frank Whitecalfe is our guest on Word With A Champ. Frank is a soft spoken, gentleman that has carried a big stick as INFR commissioner and Councilman and Treasurer on the Tribal Council for the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara. We enjoyed our visit about his 1977 Steer Wrestling Indian Championship and his work to serve youth in rodeo.
The 3rd Annual All Nations Indian Relay Championships concluded on Wrangler Championship Day in Billings, Montana September 20, 2015. The Professional Indian Horse Racing Association sanctioned event broke attendance records in Metra Park in the four days of racing. The champion jockey of Omak Express Tyler Peasly, Colville Confederated Tribes from Omak, Washington spoke to us for Word With a Champ.