Word With A Champ Interviews
Native Voice One – Koahnic Broadcast Corporation
The Annenburg National Native Voice Studios
Ken Hoff from Mandan, North Dakota is a go-getter when it comes to serving his community providing motor sports entertainment at the Dakota speedway. Ken discusses his passion for what he does, the effort it takes and how it relates to his real life business as a locksmith. The virtue of trust is a valued ingredient and his family business and motorsport endeavors.
Ote Berry is a four time World Champion and Hall of Fame Steer Wrestler in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Mr. Berry endured the physical and financial hardships en route to stardom in a merciless sport that tends to make colleagues seem like family. It has been a privilege to watch Ote from college days to now, in his success creating a Jr. Steer Wrestling League, supporting the youth and future of our sport and country. We are happy to have this man that is big, fast and smart, with a lions heart, this week on Word With A Champ.
One of my favorite individuals in our cowboy life, Marty Barnes is our guest this week on Word With A Champ. Marty and I have been riding bucking horses and now rodeoing for near four decades. He is a man I would not want to keep up with. It is fun to hear Marty’s perspective on his chosen and blessed life.
Choctaw/Cherokee football player, my son, Branson Taylor is our guest this week on Word With A Champ. Branson is attending Chadron State College in northwest Nebraska on a scholarship for the talent he has developed as a running back. Yes, a proud dad visits about Branson’s academic and athletic experience in school.
Winner, South Dakota’s, Dori Hollenbeck is our guest this week on Word With A Champ. Dori is veteran ladies barrel racer that is a definite threat for first place every time she enters an arena. We visit about the Hollenbeck rodeo tradition, horses bloodlines and most importantly, dealing with victory and defeat. It is interesting and applicable to any situation in the gift we call life.
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.