Word With A Champ Interviews
Native Voice One – Koahnic Broadcast Corporation
The Annenburg National Native Voice Studios
The 4th Annual Horse Nations Indian Relay Council, Championship of Champions, first performance concluded last night in Walla Walla Washington. An enthusiastic audience enjoyed Americas first extreme sport, that included nine teams from the First Nations of Canada, made history having the largest gathering in the history of the sport, with 38 Indian relay teams. We visit with Ashlee Abrahamsson from a winning team about this years competition.
Terry Woodcock of California is our guest this week on Word With A Champ. Cyclops his monster truck is a model of a 1969 C60 Chevrolet. Steve has Driven everything from this to stunt cars in Fast and Furious movies, superhero movies and more. We visit with Steve about this truck, a beautiful creation that is the 61st monster truck that he has built in his 38 year Monster Truck Hall of Fame career.
Sometimes monster truck racing is literally a family affair as it is with Aledo, Ohio’s Larry and Sharon Quick. Larry is a mild and modest man following a career of prizefighting in which he was 76-0. We have a fun conversation with Larry and his wife Sharon as they both drive and travel the world and in an extreme sports entertainment industry.
Keyshawn Whitehorse of Utah is representing the Navajo Nation in fine style as a top 35 contender in the Professional Bull Riders. Indian Country has a formidable contingency in the PBR with Keyshawn in addition to Chippewa Lakota, Stetson Lawrence; Cherokee, Ryan Dirteater and two time PBR Champion, Northern Cherokee, JB Mauney, riding bulls; Sicangu Lakota, Cooper Waln is fighting bulls. We had the privilege of visiting with a very modest, young gentleman, Keyshawn Whitehorse at the PBR event in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Sometimes it just take one good horse. Jessica Routier of South Dakota found that horse and is driving and riding to Qualify for the wrangler national finals rodeo this December in Las Vegas. Jessica, mother of five, discusses how Her life has changed and celebrates the support from her family.
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.