Word With A Champ Interviews
Native Voice One – Koahnic Broadcast Corporation
The Annenburg National Native Voice Studios
Chickasaw Indian cowboy, Byran Walker and his wife Mary are our guests this week on Word With A Champ. Mary Walker is the 2012 Women’s Professional Rodeo Association World Champion, Byran is the 1981 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Steer Wrestling World Champion. We enjoyed our interview with this very competitive and kind couple.
Hunkpapa Lakota, Chuck Schmidt from the Ft. Yates Indian Reservation in South Dakota, is our guest this week on Word With A Champ. The 2X Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier in Saddle Bronc Riding is an authentic cowboy and talented professional athlete. We think Chuck is a class act and you will enjoy our visit about his life and art of riding bucking horses.
Ryan Holman driving Heavy Metal, won his first ever competition with a Monster Truck, Vertical Wheelie Competition win, in Gillette, Wyoming. The 20 year old from Dayton, Ohio earned the victory over a tough field including his cousin Cody and Uncle Bobby Holman. Ryan shares his experience preparing and competing at only 3 competitions. It appears the bright and polite young gentleman has a great future in his chosen sport.
Traxxas Monster Truck Destruction Tour blew the lid off the Gillette Thunder Speedway Saturday night. Beast and Son Of Beast both, entertained Wyoming fans performing at the same time tearing it up in Freestyle. Bobby Holman of Dayton, Ohio is a 4X Monster Nationals Points Champion in Holman’s Beast monster truck. The 53 year old, 34 year veteran driver has his career invigorated by his son Cody joining him in the 40year old American born sport.
Son Of Beast and Holman’s Beast, both, entertained Wyoming fans performing at the same time tearing it up in Freestyle competition recently. Cody Holman from Dayton Ohio is a 20 year old, 3 year veteran driver. Him and his dad, Bobby Holman, 34 year veteran, are a very talented builder driver team. Cody discusses the development of his talent in the all American monster truck motor sport. Cody joins the Traxxas Monster Truck Destruction Tour carnage that continues at the air conditioned, Utica, NY Civic Center for the next stop.
Hopi Indian Cowboy, Brandon Lincoln, from Arizona is a PBR bullfighter and our guest on Word With A Champ. Brandon was prestigiously selected to protect Indian Country’s best bull riders 5x’s at the Indian National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. From fighting bulls to team-roping, Brandon is a true cowboy that cherishes his family and puts them first in his life.
Wind River Indian reservation’s Sharmaine Weed captured 2 victories in 2 days of ladies horse racing competition in Buffalo, Wyoming. The Northern Arapaho, Shoshone Rider dominated the season opener for the Professional Indian Horse Racing Association. We enjoy our visit with a very determined and talented 22 year old lady.
Dustin Kruger of Lodge Grass, Montana represented the Crow Nation well by winning the season opener for the Professional Indian Horse Racing Association. Kruger’s team won the lions share final 3 lap championship race of the two day event in Buffalo, Wyoming that paid $20,000.00 to the 5 competing teams. A good start for his team on the road to Billings, Montana for the $100,000.00 All Nations Indian Relay Championships September 22 – 25, 2016.
Anthony Thomas is chasing his dreams halfway around the world to be a champion in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. We have followed Anthony reaching his goals for the past 4 years. We expect to see him in the city of lights at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. He mentions the cultural challenges pursuing his life goals to win the world riding bare back bucking horses.
Ojibwa Indian Cowboy Brett Stall is battling to qualify for his third Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. The Team 4 Bears Casino athlete has as big a heart as any one in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. A very straight forward attitude allows this 135 pound individual to conquer 2000 pound bucking bulls.