Word With A Champ Interviews
Native Voice One – Koahnic Broadcast Corporation
The Annenburg National Native Voice Studios
Oklahoma native Matt West, is a professional announcer for the Professional Bull Riders and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, and is a voice of pro rodeo, and, armed with a lifelong fascination of the cowboy lifestyle, strives to keep audiences informed and entertained across the United States and Canada. We appreciate Matt taking the time to visit with us about the excitement and 2018 competition in the PBR.
J.W. Hart’s 15-year professional riding career netted a host of honors, including 1994 Rookie of the Year, 2002 World Champion, and 2004 Challenger Tour Champion. The original “Iron Man,” Hart rode in a then-record 197 consecutive BFTS events, and was inducted into the Ring of Honor in 2009. He now raises bulls and works the broadcast booth as an announcer. A fun interview with a bonafide cowboy that won’t hardly recognize past accolades and tells it like it is.
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.
Mixed Martial Arts fighter Johnny Case is our guest this week on Word With A Champ. A flamboyant individual in and out of the cage, Johnny is a fun interview. In the 4 Bears Casino MMA Fight Night “Beatdown 21” in New Town, North Dakota. Arizona’s Johnny “Hollywood” Case defeated Bryan Longono from Georgia by TKO in the main event. Johnny shares his insight to success for friends and fans.
Keyshawn Whitehorse of Utah is representing the Navajo Nation in fine style as a top 35 contender in the Professional Bull Riders. Indian Country has a formidable contingency in the PBR with Keyshawn in addition to Chippewa Lakota, Stetson Lawrence; Cherokee, Ryan Dirteater and two time PBR Champion, Northern Cherokee, JB Mauney, riding bulls; Sicangu Lakota, Cooper Waln is fighting bulls. We had the privilege of visiting with a very modest, young gentleman, Keyshawn Whitehorse at the PBR event in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
We had the good fortune of visiting with Brennon Eldred of Oklahoma for this weeks Word With A Champ. Mr. Eldred Is one of the stickiest bull riders, not only in the Professional Bull Riders, but the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association as well. If he would have ridden his tenth bull at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 2017, he would’ve won the event and the PRCA Bull Riding title. It has not slowed him down a bit in his pursuit to perform in Las Vegas, the city of lights at the PBR World Finals his second time and his fifth Wrangler NFR in 2018.
The 25th Professional Bull Riders “Unleash the Beast Tour” sold out 3 performances in Sioux Falls, South Dakota April 6, 7 & 8, 2018. The Livestock Superintendent Cody Lambert of Texas visits with us about the event. We also caught up with the defending PBR Champion of the World, Jess Lockwood of Montana about his second victory in a row in SD.
UFC fighter Felice Herrig is our guest this week on Word With A Champ. A nice looking woman that is all of 115 lbs of knock-out potential inside an Ultimate Fighting Competition cage. Felice is a very intelligent and determined competitor that is nearing a title fight, a first in her career. Ms. Herrig graciously shared exceptional insight to her success at 4 Bears Casino Fight Night prior to her next event in Brooklynn, NY, on one of the largest stages in the game. We wish this first class lady, Felice Herrig, victory in April.
Alexa Ray Conners of Las Vegas, a Mixed Martial Arts fighter, is our guest on this weeks Word With A Champ. Some girls like Barbie dolls, some ladies like Cadillacs, this gal likes to fight. Alexa enjoyed a win at 4 Bears Casino Fight Night ”Breakdown 21” recently in New Town, North Dakota. Ms. Conners shared her story of success and how this sport has been an asset to her life.
Blackfeet Indian Cowboy from Cutbank, Montana, Dustin Bird is a five time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifying Team Roper. Mr. Bird is a soft spoken individual that has a million dollar smile on his face most of the time, win, loose or draw. He comes by it naturally from being raised in a family and community that are among the best of the Great Horse Nations. Dustin has raised fine horses like the one he so generously loaned to Navajo Erich Rogers that was instrumental to his success winning the 2017 World Title in Las Vegas. We are honored to have such a fierce competitor that is a modest gentleman and inspiration to youth all over the United States and Canada, as our guest on Word With A Champ.