Word With A Champ Interviews
Native Voice One – Koahnic Broadcast Corporation
The Annenburg National Native Voice Studios
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.
Chippewa Indian bull rider, Brett Stall of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota is our guest on Word With A Champ.Brett weighs about 135 and climbs on and conquers the largest professional athletes in the world, the American pro rodeo bucking bulls. Brett discusses his career and qualifying for two Wrangler National Finals Rodeo’s. A great interview with a man that has changed his priorities to ranching and raising his family, being a winner at home and in the rodeo world.
Corey Maier, SD, won the bull riding and beautiful star quilt for the 8th Annual Adrian Foote Memorial PRCA Rodeo. The Foote family generously provided the coveted prize for each event in addition to top prize money and the best bucking horses and bulls around for the event hosted on the Ft Berthhold Indian Reservation in New Town, North Dakota. Corey visits about his career and victory in the land of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara.
Apsáalooke / Crow Nations Autumn Charges Strong of Montana, whom is a very talented horse racing jockey, is our guest on Word With A Champ. The Montana lady has dominated the Horse Nations Indian Relay Council Maidens Races the last four years. Autumn is soft spoken and defines the word lady, one that will take your money riding the horses that are hauled for her from Wyoming’s Wind River Indian Reservation. We are blessed to have her in our sport and on our show.
Carol Murray of the Blackfeet Nation from Browning, Montana is our guest this week on Word With A Champ, for Native Voice One Radio Network. The Horse Nations Indian Relay Council chose wisely selecting Carol as their Vice President, Mrs. Murray is also the President of the Blackfeet Community College. We had the privilege of visiting about her role in Indian relay horse racing popularity and haw she mixes work with her 2016 HNIRC National Championship Team, Fast Horse Relay.
The PRCA Miss Rodeo North Dakota, Hope Ebel, provides an inspirational interview for Word With A Champ Radio Show on NV1 Radio Network. Hope selected the Horse Nations Indian Relay Councils Memorial Day weekend season opener in Gillette, Wyoming to support the ND Indian relay horse racing teams. Miss Ebel demonstrates much class as a person considering her great attitude heart, intelligence and bonafide cowgirl horsemanship skills. We recognize she absolutely has the capacity to serve our sport as Miss Rodeo America and wish her success at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo this December in Las Vegas.
Defending World Champion Bareback Bronc Rider, Tim O’Connell of Iowa is our guest this week on Word With A Champ. A successful wrestling background has built a foundation for his career performance in possibly the most physically demanding event in professional sports. Tim is a great interview as he shares some of the reasons he is going into the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo #1 in his event in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.
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.