Word With A Champ Interviews
Native Voice One – Koahnic Broadcast Corporation
The Annenburg National Native Voice Studios
Hunkpapa Lakota cowboy Chuck Schmidt of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation is our guest on Word With A Champ. The 3X Saddle Bronc Riding qualifier for the super bowl of our sport, the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is en route to his 4th trip to Las Vegas in December 2017. We visit with this classy gentleman about the specifics of being a seasoned veteran in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.
Idaho’s Mark McKinlay has mastered the art of riding Bareback Bucking Horses proving himself in ProRodeo. Retired from competition Mark now serves his event and entire sport as a Wrangler ProOfficial. We visited with this gentleman about the challenges and rewards of people serving any sport of their passion as an official or referee.
Western Australian Anthony Thomas came from a very desolate place to chase his Dreams in in the United States of America. Each of the past few years he has reached his stair step of goals. Anthony’s ultimate challenge of qualifying in the top 15 for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo riding Bareback Bucking Horses is at hand. Over half way through the season he is 31st in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association World Standings. Thomas shares his challenges and desires in the heat of this 2017 season.
Defending Professional Bull Riders World Champion Cooper Davis is our featured guest on Word With A Champ. A very mild mannered, the polite individual is the man to beat in one of the most dangerous sports in the world. We were privileged to catch up with Cooper and share his perspective on staying on top.
It takes personnel around a sport to make the people in a sport successful. CEO of Headline Productions, Steve Eudaly is a winner in his field of making events top shelf with his state of the art equipment and talent. We visited with Steve about his philosophy of success and his encouragement of anyone to follow his footsteps. It was our good fortune to listen to him about how he has placed the cornerstones for his business.
Angie Quinlan is the Director of the Chamber of Commerce in a small Missouri town called Houston that is nestled in beautiful hills and trees. This homegrown lady is a shaker and a mover in her small community as seen by taking big ideas and making them happen. We visited with Angie at a motorsport event she produced, about her purpose and the role of the C of C’s in communities across America. An insightful message.
Today Word With A Champ ventures into the Professional Bull Riders with Cherokee contestant Ryan Dirteater and bucking bull stock contractor Gene Owen. Both of our guests are from Oklahoma and have lived and succeeded in their occupation of choice. It is fun to visit with humble southern gentlemen that are very good at what they do.
The voice of the Professional Bull Riders, Clint Adkins is our guest on this weeks Word With A Champ. It was our good fortune to get acquainted with a man with an astounding work ethic that has placed him in front of one of the most popular current sporting events. You should be able to apply Clint’s enthusiasm for his job in any field.
Indian country was well represented at the 2017 South Dakota Football All-Star Game in the luxurious Dakota Dome Vermillion, SD. My son, Cherokee/Choctaw Branson Taylor and Cheyenne River Sioux Brexton Traversie are featured in this weeks episode of Word With A Champ. We obtain insight about our athletes from their coaches Keven Morehart and Dale Taylor. Joe VanGeer, a charter member, shares his thoughts about this sports organization celebrating 30 years of all star games.
Freestyle Motocross Rider (FMX) Cody Elkins of Weatherford, Oklahoma shares his way of making a living on this episode of Word With A Champ. NV1 is happy to interview unique individuals that work outside the box of normal occupations. Cody’s talent, professionalism and determination have taken him around the world and across America to support his family of 3 with 1 one the way. It was fun to visit with the very classy gentleman and FMX rider.