Word With A Champ Interviews
Native Voice One – Koahnic Broadcast Corporation
The Annenburg National Native Voice Studios
It is fun to find people that enjoy their job and are passionate about what they do. We found television morning show anchor, Lauren Moss in Waterloo, Iowa. Lauren gave 100% helping promote a bull riding event, she even did her report sitting on the back of a bull in the bucking chute. Lauren discusses her journey and role, broadcasting to her community on Channel 7, KWWL TV.
2008 PRCA World Champion, Justin McDaniel is our guest today on Word With A Champ Radio Show for NV1. The Cherokee cowboy from Porum, Oklahoma has qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, 6 times in his illustrious career, in the bareback bronc riding event. Justin shares his perspective on success, competing at the major league level, in one of the toughest and most fun sports on earth, riding bareback bucking horses.
A Wyoming cowboy, Dusty Tuckness was elected the 2014 PRCA Bullfighter of the Year. An amazing feat considering the vast number of great bullfighters in the business. Out maneuvering bucking bulls is a dangerous occupation, it takes a spiritually, mentally and physically healthy individual, as Dusty to excel. Tuckness has earned this award the past 5, out of 6 years he has been elected by the top 20 bull riders, to protect them at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.
Dustin Flundra, 3X Canadian Champion Saddle Bronc Rider, of Pincer Creek, Alberta Canada, is our guest on this weeks episode of Word With A Champ for NV1 Radio Network. Dustin remembers the first bucking horse he got on, 13 Canadian and 2 Wrangler National Finals Rodeos ago. His perception of the art of riding bucking horses has made him not only a tremendous study of the sport, but a proficient coach and mentor to the next generation of rodeo athletes. Thanks to people like Dustin Flundra, the present and future of rodeo looks very bright.
Trevor Brazil has earned a record 21 gold buckles signifying world championships in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Sage Kimzey set earning records en route to a bull riding world title his rookie year in ProRodeo. We are privileged to be able to visit with such successful athletes, that are obviously well grounded individuals.
The love of game is a a main ingredient for the success of hockey player Mike Babcock. This young man is the team captain for the Fargo Force, an established team in the American Junior Hockey League. Mike discusses the game and what it takes for him to be on his way to play collegiate hockey and beyond.
Our guest this week for Word With A Champ Is one of the greatest bullfighters in the history of the sport of rodeo and bull riding, Joe Baumgartner. Joe was elected by his peers to perform at the Wrangler NFR 14 times and the PBR World Finals 18 times. Joe takes the time to discuss his illustrious career and offer advice to anyone regarding success in anything they wish. And very classy, classy man.
Luke Branquinho of California, won his 5th Steer Wrestling World Title in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, this past December in Las Vegas. We caught up with Luke right after his win to share his thoughts on victory. His success is amazing considering his battle and coinciding victory with diabetes.
This week we celebrate a young man by the name of Tuf Cooper who earned his third world championship in tie down roping, in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. We spoke to Tuf minutes after he was crowned in Las Vegas a few days ago. The discussion was all about his parents and their role in his life as an athlete, and more important, a person. It is always a pleasure to visit with a humble champion.
The Lakota Nation Invitational, a high school holiday sports classic, celebrated it’s 38th anniversary this past weekend in Rapid City, South Dakota. Brian Brewer originated the event so Oglala Lakota basketball players could find games after the violence of the American Indian Movement in 1976. Brian, the recent, former tribal chairman, from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, is pleased with the growth and reconciliation, the event now represents.