Word With A Champ Interviews
Native Voice One – Koahnic Broadcast Corporation
The Annenburg National Native Voice Studios
The American born motor sport of monster trucks has developed into big business, now entertaining second and third generation fans. Much of the success of the industry is due to people like Bill Payne from Washington. Bill shares his meager beginnings, and is rise to big time success. Bill is a proponent of education for the future of his sport and our United States of America.
Columbia Falls, Montana is mighty proud of the number one man in the Professional Bull Riders, Built Ford Tough Series, Matt Triplett. Matt is a well spoken gentleman that has perfected his art of riding bulls while perfecting the art of staying on top of the standings. 4Bears Casino and Lodge owned and operated by the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara are happy to see Matt Triplett, Team 4 Bears #1 in the PBR standings.
Ladies in racing has gained momentum that will continue with talent, like 14 year old Delani Carlton. She is a go kart builder and driver with aspirations for victories in NASCAR and Indy League Racing. A well grounded young lady that pursues academic excellence and helps with the family business. With that said, Delani is the defending track champion at Heartland Speedway in Rapid City, SD, and really likes to beat the boys!
Matt Pojanowski is a positive individual that makes his own breaks in the very dangerous sport of bull riding. Matt has perfected the art of his trade and made a living for many years. At 34 years of age, Matt is the first one to the gym daily and at the pay window more frequent than most.
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.