NFR Extra

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NFR Extra is a limited-run weekly podcast that focuses on the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and features personal conversations with champions and icons that embody the rodeo and Western lifestyle. Hosted by Andy Seiler, Steve Goedert and Brilynn Bentley, NFR Extra delivers in-depth conversations with Wrangler NFR contestants, as well as additional special guests.


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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2024

#175 2023 PRCA Word Champion Bareback Rider Keenan Hayes

Keenan Hayes became the first PRCA Bareback Rider Rookie of the Year to win a world title and the average in his first NFR appearance. Keenan tells us all about his first time in Vegas for the NFR. He shares his story about how he began his rodeo career, what his regimen looks like, or doesn't, and what keeps him busy outside rodeo.


Posted: Friday, July 12, 2024

#174 Miss Rodeo America 2024 Emma Cameron

Miss Rodeo America Emma Cameron is just a down-to-earth gal! She shares her story about how she was once a shy girl who didn't like talking to people and has become a humble gal who wants to be herself on and off the stage. We hear about her time in New York studying at Cornell, what life is like on the rodeo for queens and ultimately what she plans on doing when her reign is complete.

Posted: Friday, July 05, 2024

#173 Roughstock Roundtable

The Roughstock Roundtable features Ky Hamilton, Keenan Hayes and Stetson Wright. These three champions talk about what it is like being the young guns coming up and who they look up to in the sport. They talk about their individual events, routines, mindsets and what superstitions they may or may not have.

Posted: Friday, June 28, 2024

#172 2023 World Champion Bull Rider Ky Hamilton

The 2023 Wrangler NFR was a roller coaster ride for Ky Hamilton but he came out on top. Ky shares his story about winning his first world title and what it has meant to him. He also talks about what it is like traveling but also being best friends with Stetson Wright. We get to find out how that relationship began, how it has evolved, and how well Ky real knows the Wrights.

Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

#171 8X PRCA World Champion Stetson Wright

Stetson Wright surprises us again and again! He shared the complete story of his injury and how his perspective changed after Round 2 of the 2023 NFR. He talks about the different dynamics of the Wright Family and how being the son of a champion has only pushed him to be better. He also shares a little bit about his daughter Kingsley, his thoughts on social media and what his hopes are for 2024.

Posted: Friday, May 31, 2024

#170 NFR Director of In-Arena Video Production Brian Williams

Brian Williams has served as the NFR Director of In-Arena Video Production for three general managers – Shawn Davis, Boyd Polhamus and Allen Rheinheimer. He shares his story of moving to Las Vegas, how he got into this career and what it was like attending a rodeo for the very first time. After being around the NFR for over 20 years, he shares thoughts on what makes the in-arena experience so important to the NFR and its loyal fans.

Posted: Friday, May 17, 2024

#169 Television Host Janie Johnson

Mrs. Janie Johnson was on the opposite side of the mic this time and was still just a joy! She shared her history and her family's history in the Western industry but dove deeper into her film industry background and how that transpired into her career today. She talks about how the rodeo industry's television presence has significantly grown and what it was like to grow with it. And lastly, she shares more about married life and what her inside perspective is of Australians. 

Posted: Friday, May 10, 2024

#168 3X PRCA World Champion Bareback Rider Tim O'Connell

Life doesn't always go as planned, but you make the best of it, and that is exactly what Tim O'Connell is doing! Tim talks us through the full story of his injury that will take him out for the rest of 2024. However, Tim also shares the beauty in his story and how this year will be one of many first for himself and his family.

Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2024

#167 3X NFR Qualifier Lefty Holman

You can certainly hear the laid back but energetic attitude of this cowboy. Lefty shares a whole lot about his life on the road, his life back home with family, and what it is like to be in Las Vegas. He explains the reason behind the gold lions, the white boots and the more recent cornrows.

Posted: Friday, April 19, 2024

#166 Frontier Rodeo Company Heath Stewart

It is all things business with the Frontier Rodeo Company. Heath Stewart talks about the company's background, how he started in the business, and how they have progressed to 9X Stock Contractor of the Year.  Even with many accolades, the goal is to provide great bucking stock for years to come.