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NFR Extra is a podcast that focuses on the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and features icons that embody the rodeo and Western lifestyle.

 

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Posted: Tuesday, March 02, 2021

#85 ProRodeo Hall of Famer Dave Appleton | NFR Extra Podcast

IT'S BEEN a fantastic ride for World Champion and ProRodeo Hall of Famer Dave Appleton, the Queensland kid who wanted to be a jockey but became a world champion all-round cowboy. Appleton shares his experience competing against reigning three-time all-around champion Lewis Field, his love for the racehorse business, pioneering the PRCA patch program and being much more than an actual cowboy.

Posted: Monday, February 22, 2021

#84 NFR Barrel Racer Emily Miller-Beisel | NFR Extra Podcast

NFR barrel racer Emily Miller-Beisel had a bizarro 2020 like everyone else except hers came with a diamond ring and winning a few rounds at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Texas. Emily shares her horse Chango‘s NFR Texas experience and, of course, her own. Plus, fitting a relationship into ranching, racing and dental hygiene.

Posted: Monday, February 15, 2021

#83 5X World Champ Bareback Rider Kaycee Feild | NFR Extra Podcast

Third time is a charm. Kaycee Feild returns to NFR Extra to talk about his historic run at the NFR, capturing his fifth gold buckle, lifetime obligation to the US military and performing at the Thomas & Mack. Plus a lot more.

Posted: Sunday, February 07, 2021

#82 Wrangler NFR World Champ Colby Lovell| NFR Extra Podcast

If ever we had an episode that embodied a TED Talk, this is it. World champ team roper Colby Lovell takes us deep into the heart of a champion and the sacrifice it takes to get there. He took a few years off from pro rodeo and came back in 2020 with a focus to win the elusive gold buckle. Colby shares his journey back to rodeo and becoming a world champ.

Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2021

#81 NFR contestants Jacob Edler and Shane Hanchey| NFR Extra Podcast

Steer wrestler Jacob Edler moved from ninth place to first to win his first world championship at his first NFR. That's a lot of firsts!!! Edler shares his NFR dream that changed his course, steer wrestler brotherhood, and more. At the 2020 Wrangler NFR, Cajun Shane Hanchey battled young tie-down roping superstar Shad Mayfield down to the last tenth of a second for the World Title. Shane shares his Texas NFR experience, the Cowboy Channel's impact on the popularity of rodeo and trains. vb7VhRrXQVsnRwD7w5C8vb7VhRrXQVsnRwD7w5C8vb7VhRrXQVsnRwD7w5C8vb7VhRrXQVsnRwD7w5C8

Posted: Sunday, January 24, 2021

#80 NFR contestants Jess Pope and Colten Fritzlan | NFR Extra Podcast

We start 2021 with NFR contestants Jess Pope and Colten Fritzlan, and their 2020 NFR was anything but average, no pun. Jess shares his yearlong journey to the 2020 Wrangler NFR and competing against the best at his first NFR while winning the average in bareback. Colten set 3 goals in 2020, make the NFR ✅, finish in the top three in the world ✅, and win PRCA Resistol rookie of the year ✅ plus he won the average. Colton talks about the mental approach that got him to Arlington and his weirdest fears.

Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2020

#79 Classic Christmas stories with Andy Seiler, Steve Goedert and Brilynn Bentley | NFR Extra Podcast

No rodeo talk or country music – we've done that plenty all year long. How about an episode with Christmas cheer and a very merry ending.

Enjoy these classic Christmas stories with Andy Seiler reading 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, Goedert doing How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and The Polar Express with Brilynn Bentley.

Posted: Saturday, December 12, 2020

#78 NFR Insider Susan Kanode and NFR Music Director Benje Bendele | NFR Extra Podcast

NFR Insider, Susan Kanode, visits NFR Extra. She talks about the blessing of 2020 Wrangler NFR coming to the DFW area in the absence of the canceled 2021 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo and how NFR contestants Hunter Herrin and Colby Lovell faced adversity dealing with injuries and personal loss. Plus, the uprising of the young bull riders Ky Hamilton, Ty Wallace, and Colten Fritzlan. We go behind the scenes with music director Benje Bendele how he choreographs the music that fills the rodeo arena of the Thomas & Mack Center and this year at Arlington Stadium. He breaks down his music preparation process for events, contestants, and memorable moments for each night of the Wrangler NFR. Benje shares why he truly has the best seat in the house for the rodeo.

Posted: Thursday, December 10, 2020

#77 David Corlew Manager CDB, Inc. | NFR Extra Podcast

While Charlie Daniels is no longer with us, he is still felt throughout the NFR with his voice and music and the people he's touched. Daniels has been recognized in the National Finals Rodeo's iconic Sunday Performance, otherwise known as Memorial Night. Charlie himself has performed many times that Sunday performance remembering cowboys that have passed expressing his love for rodeo. There have tributes far and wide recognizing Mr. Daniels since his passing, and we reflect with his long-time manager, David Corlew.

Posted: Tuesday, December 08, 2020

#76 Professional Rodeo Announcer Steve Kenyon | NFR Extra Podcast

Steve Kenyon joins NFR Extra to share his start in the rodeo industry behind the microphone, the rodeo rollercoaster the past nine months and covering the NFR in Texas.