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: Thursday, July 20, 2023

#149 4X PRCA World Champion Tie-Down Roper Caleb Smidt

Caleb Smidt opened up and had a candid conversation. He talked a lot about his star horse Pockets and walked through their career together. Then he shared stories about the family and what is to come in the future for this world champion tie-down roper.

Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2023

#148 3X World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider Zeke Thurston

You are going to hear a little bit of everything from Zeke Thurston. He talks about Canadian food, living in both Texas and Canada, rodeo travel, cattle business, the new baby on the way, Vegas, and of course the Wrangler NFR.

Posted: Thursday, July 06, 2023

#147 2X PRCA World Champion Team Ropers Kaleb Driggers & Junior Nogueira

This is a powerful duo and talking to them together you see how much knowledge is between the two ropers. Kaleb and Junior share a lot about the individual nuances that make this team sport work. But they share about their own individual journeys through rodeo and how they ultimately lean on each other to win a gold buckle.

Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2023

#146 3X PRCA World Champion Steer Wrestler Tyler Waguespack

Tyler Waguespack is a strong athlete with 3 world titles in steer wrestling but there is definitely a business side to this cowboy. Tyler shares all about the business, the dynamics, the camaraderie amongst the steer wrestlers, and ultimately what his goals are with his rodeo career.

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2023

#145 2022 PRCA World Champion Bareback Rider Jess Pope

Weddings, Missouri, Elfs, and a whole lot more conversation with this first-time world champion bareback rider! Jess Pope also shares about the start of his passion for rodeo and how that has developed into him becoming the champion rider that he is today.

Posted: Friday, June 16, 2023

#144 4X WPRA World Champion Barrel Racer Hailey Kinsel

Back with her 4th WPRCA world title, Hailey Kinsel walks through the challenges she experienced at this last NFR and what little moments made this one unique. She talks about the championship mentality she has built over the years. And she also shares a whole lot about Sister and a few other horses that are now on the road with her.

Posted: Friday, May 12, 2023

#143 4X NFR Qualifier/ NFR Broadcaster Butch Knowles

Butch Knowles is quite familiar with the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in more ways than most. Listen to his stories from qualifying for the NFR in Bronc riding to becoming an NFR broadcaster to being inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. He has made quite the impact on the rodeo industry and he shares how impactful it has been on his own life.

Posted: Friday, May 05, 2023

#142 3X NFR Qualifier Ky Hamilton

Growing up in Australia, Ky Hamilton's story is unique compared to most. He began rodeoing in Australia and then made a move to America to start his ProRodeo journey. He talks about his big wins, qualifying for the NFR, and what it's like to travel with Stetson Wright all year.

Posted: Friday, April 28, 2023

#141 NFR Qualifier Riley Web

Riley Webb is an experienced roper even at the age of 19. Listen to him tell his story about growing up around rodeo, competing at the junior level, qualifying for the NFR, and winning the Resistol Rookie of the Year Award in tie-down roping and all-around. Riley still has some big dreams but is humble about them all. 

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2023

#140 5X PRCA Steer Wrestling Champion Luke Branquinho

Inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame this year, Luke Branquinho is a cowboy dedicated to Western life. Listen to him share stories about his rodeo career, what he is up to today, and what will keep him busy in this next season of life.