Word With A Champ Interviews
Native Voice One – Koahnic Broadcast Corporation
The Annenburg National Native Voice Studios
Albuquerque, NM

WWC Shiloh Amiotte 04.14.14


This week, 7X INFR qualifier, Cheyenne River Sioux, Shiloh Ammiotte is our guest on Word With A Champ for NV1 Radio Network. We really enjoyed the interview from this very focused individual that has goals of success as a bull rider and an attorney. I think if you apply this mans attitude to anything you do, you will have success.

WWC Darwin Ehlers 04.07.14

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Self made North Dakota cowboy Darwin Ehlers describes his ideas providing solid foundations for success in life. Darwin started with pure hard work with fence building and hay companies; he now raises cattle and award winning bucking bulls. His accomplishments started with setting goals and putting family first, a procedure that works with country living and top sales in health products.

WWC Dr.JPat Johnson 03.31.14


JPat Johnson may be seen in a pair or Wranglers with a belt buckle that reads Wrangler PRCA Montana pro circuit bucking bull of the year.. Dr Johnson wears a smile that is as big as his home state in Montana. If you open his Curriculum Vita, you better be ready to read a while. Knowing more about the man, that leaves his cowboy hat in the truck and puts on a smock and walks into a hospital prior to sunup most days. You will know that you have just met Dr. JPat Johnson, one of the hardest working, generous gentlemen in any surgery rooms you can find, a man that serves mankind as a world class Neurosurgeon. Word With a Champ is pleased to visit with Dr. Johnson and hear what it takes to be the very best in your field. Whether you are a PRCA Stock Contractor, or improving someone’s life in a massive and tedious operation, as he did for me.

WWC Kassidy Dennison 03.24.14

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2013 Indian World Champion Kassidy Dennison is the pride of the Navajo Nation. Kassidy dominated the competition at the Indian National Finals Rodeo Winning four of four go rounds including the championship round in Las Vegas Nevada. Kassidy Dennison also finished 22nd in the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association standings last year. We caught up with Kassidy and discussed her goals, talent and potential she has in the future of ladies barrel racing.

WWC Dusty Tuckness 03.17.14

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Dusty Tuckness states,”if you stay calm in the arena, you will be more capable of doing your job and doing it right”. This attitude in addition to a spirit filled life and physical fitness have put this Wyoming cowboy bull fighter at the top of his game in ProRodeo. Three time PRCA Bullfighter Of The Year and five time elect Wrangler NFR rodeo bullfighter describes his sport and trade eloquently in this weeks episode of Word With A Champ for NV1 Radio Network.

WWC Cooper Waln 03.10.14

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Cooper Waln is a working ranch, Indian cowboy, of the Sichangu Lakota decent on the Rosebud Sioux reservation in South Dakota. Cooper is also a phenomenal bullfighter in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Five Indian National Finals and one Badland Circuit Finals en route, chasing his dream to perform at the Wrangler NFR in Las Vegas. ” Follow your dreams and don’t let any body stop you”, are profound words this man had for the youth.

WWC JW Harris 03.03.14

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If you are going to do it you might as well be great at it”. Profound words of 4X Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, Bull Riding World Champion, JW Harris. Harris does not just say the words on his heart, he lives them. An interesting interview with a cowboy that has it on his mind to beat 8X World Champion, Donnie Gays record in Pro Rodeo’s bull riding.

WWC Clay Tryan 02.24.14


Team 4 Bears Casino member Clay Tryan of Montana earned his second PRCA Team Roping World Championship in 2013. An amazing feat considering the sheer numbers of contestants in his event. Tryan credits practice time and support from family and Montana for his success. A very nice interview from a classy man for this weeks episode of Word With A Champ for NV1 radio network.

WWC Pete Burns 02.17.14


Pete Burns made as big a difference in my life as anyone could. I am one of many men and women whom can say the same. For me it was a place to grow in our beloved state, at the University of Wyoming. Pete provided bucking horses and bulls… and a place to ride. I even got to produce an event and announce my first time there. Pete shared his beautiful ranch with me, every time, I asked if I could go ride and hunt. He and his sons have always treated me like a brother, in good, and some tough aspects of my experiences along the way. He was quick to provide me with recommendations, get me next to people and allow me opportunities that were out of my reach. He made sure I was able to obtain my dream to return and graduate from college. Most of all Pete was my friend and a mentor that was one of the most gentle and kind individuals I have ever met. I still benefit from his influence on me, these many years later that have gone so fast. I am sure God will open the gates of heaven to wide open spaces for this cowboy friend of ours. Thank you Pete Burns, may God bless you and your family for generations to come.

WWC Shane Hanchy 02.10.14


PRCA 2013 World Champion Tie Down Roper Shane Hanchy is our guest today for NV1 Radio Network. Shane weighs 145 lbs, rode a borrowed horse through the end of the season and beat the top 15 in the world at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. The southern gentleman from Lake Charles Louisiana will represent the gold buckle and his home state while defending his title.