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: Saturday, December 03, 2022

#136 Vegas NFR Icon - Ty Murray

Murray’s childhood goal was to become the best cowboy ever and to be the first to beat the record of six world all-around titles set by Larry Mahan and matched by Tom Ferguson. He tells us all about his journey from joining the PRCA at the age of 18 and never looked back. He went on to win the World All-Around Title seven times (1989-94, 1998). Ty Murray is being honored at the 2022 Wrangler NFR and he shares how much it all means to him.

Posted: Thursday, December 01, 2022

#135 Vegas NFR Icon - Charmayne James

Charmayne James had a very historic career. She is a well-known world champion and now will be known as a Vegas NFR Icon. She reshares some of the most iconic stories from her rodeo days and just how important her horses were to those championships. Charmayne James is being honored at the 2022 Wrangler NFR and she shares how much it all means to her.

Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2022

#134 Vegas NFR Icon - Trevor Brazile

Trevor Brazile is simply one of the greatest cowboys in ProRodeo history and now he will be known as a Vegas NFR Icon. He gets to talk about the drive that got him to 26 world championships, how his brand Relentless started, and some great stories from over the years. Trevor Brazile is being honored at the 2022 Wrangler NFR and he shared about how much it all means to him.

Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2022

#133 The Lead Up

Andy, Brilynn, and Steve take a different approach to this podcast and bring you an NFR preview. They look over all 7 events, talk about contestant stats, and ultimately give their predictions as to what will happen during the 2022 Wrangler NFR. 

Posted: Friday, November 18, 2022

#132 Nascar Driver & Co-Owner of City Lights Shine Brendan Gaughan

Brendan Gaughan shares a little bit about everything! Being born and raised in Las Vegas, Brendan talks about his childhood and how he got into sports, racing, and becoming a Nascar Driver. He shares about the hotel-casino business and how that transpired into creating City Lights Shine, known as 'The Spirit of Las Vegas.'

Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2022

#131 Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter Shane Minor

Award-Winning singer and songwriter Shane Minor shares the inspiration behind Cowboy Revival and what it means to country music. He gives us a little insight as to who will be performing this year, what it is like to be a songwriter, and what it is like to be a father with a daughter looking to break into the music industry.

Posted: Friday, November 04, 2022

#130 Steer Wrestler Tristan Martin

Tristan Martin shares an exciting story of how his baby was born the day after the 2021 Wrangler NFR. He also talks about how his big family and the camaraderie of the steer wrestlers shaped his rodeo season. Lastly, Martin gives up his favorite way to drink Community Coffee since it has been a staple all his life.

Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2022

#129 10x PRCA Bullfighter of the Year - Dusty Tuckness

This man is a legend inside and outside of the arena. Dusty Tuckness explains how his strong faith and determination have gotten him through this comeback journey after his injury at the 2021 Wrangler NFR. 

Posted: Friday, October 21, 2022

#128 CEO of Calgary Stampede Joel Cowley

Joel Cowley, the CEO of Calgary Stampede, gives a recap of what their 10 day event up in Canada looked like over the last three years. He also discusses the similarities and differences between the Calgary Stampede and Houston Rodeo and what changes can be expected in 2023.

Posted: Friday, October 14, 2022

#127 Chief Marketing Officer at JC Hospitality - Chad Brown

Chad Brown explains how the remodel of Hard Rock Las Vegas turned into the brand of Virgin Hotel Las Vegas today. Chad gives an inside look of what can be expected at the property this Decmeber. He also shares about the passion he has for professional sports but more importantly rodeo and the NFR. 

Posted: Friday, October 07, 2022

#126 4X Barrel Racing Champion Sherry Cervi

Sherry Cervi shares about her many different connections to the western, livestock and agricultural world. She also talks about being a  member of the Teton Ridge Team and what exciting things are to come from it.

Posted: Friday, September 30, 2022

#125 2X NFR Bareback Average Winner Jess Pope

Jess Pope is well on his way to his third straight NFR. He shares how this rodeo season has gone for him and what it was like winning a rodeo like Rodeo Houston.

Posted: Friday, September 23, 2022

#124 American Actor and Singer Drake Milligan

American actor and singer Drake Milligan tells his story of where his dreams started and where those dreams have gotten him to today. He shares how Elvis Presley has impacted his life, gives an inside peak prior to finishing third on America's Got Talent and talks about his newest album Dallas/Fort Worth.

Posted: Thursday, September 01, 2022

#123 3x World Champion Steer Wrestler Tyler Waguespack

Tyler won his third gold buckle at this last NFR and it is one he is most proud of. He explains why, shares his backstory of becoming a rodeo athlete, talks about the team he runs with and so much more.

Posted: Monday, August 29, 2022

#122 3x World Champion Tie-Down Roper Caleb Smidt

His third world title in the ropes, Caleb Smidt sits down to talk about what it took to sharpen the skills of a multiple time champion while also buiding a family through the years. 

Posted: Thursday, August 18, 2022

#121 5x World Champion Stetson Wright

With one saddle bronc, one bull riding and three all-around titles under his belt, Stetson Wright is focused on becoming legendary. Stetson shares the back stories that have gotten him to this point in his career and where he plans to be in the next 10 years.

Posted: Thursday, August 11, 2022

#120 World Champion Team Roper Junior Nogueira

Junior Nogueira shares his back story about where his passion for roping came from growing up in a small town in Brazil. He gives insight on how he end up competing in the US and what it has taken to make his dream of winning a world title come true.

Posted: Monday, August 08, 2022

#119 7x World Champion Bull Rider Sage Kimzey

Back for his seventh title in 2021, Sage Kimzey talks about the mental challenges he overcame to get his latest gold buckle. He also shares about what life has looked like as a new father and what he sees for his future beyond being a professional athlete.

Posted: Friday, July 29, 2022

#118 President & COO of Resorts World - Scott Sibella

Scott Sibella may be the President & COO of Resorts World Las Vegas today, but his history in Vegas goes back to the start of the NFR in Las Vegas. Scott shares his history and the vision of the NFR in Las Vegas over the years. 

Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2022

#117 Miss Rodeo America Hailey Frederiksen

2022 Miss Rodeo America Hailey Frederiksen shares about her long awaited journey to compete for Miss Rodeo America. She also tells stories about her past and what her passions look like for her personal future after she finishes her reign this December.

Posted: Thursday, July 14, 2022

#116 World Champion Team Roper Kaleb Driggers

Kaleb Driggers is enjoying his first world championship title for all its worth after nine qualifications in the past. Driggers talks about his partnership with Junior Nogueria, the importance of mental focus, accountabilty, and how he prepares for each rodeo including the Wrangler NFR.

Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2022

#115 WPRA World Champion Barrel Racer Jordon Briggs

After winning her first world champion title and the NFR Average in 2021, the Wrangler NFR in Las Vegas really feels like home. Jordon talks about breaking the arena record, her multiple family businesses, and how important raising her daughter around rodeo is to her.

Posted: Thursday, June 30, 2022

#114 6x World Champion Bareback Rider Kaycee Feild

Winning his sixth title in 2021 made him the most decorated bareback rider in history. Kaycee talks about his father’s legacy, stories from the road and his mindset as he continues to chase world titles.

Posted: Saturday, December 11, 2021

#113 Montana Silversmiths Master Engravers Justin and Travis Deacon | NFR Extra Podcast

We’re going gold with Montana Silversmiths Master Engravers Justin and Travis Deacon on this episode. The Deacons share their father and son relationship working together and the artistry that sets them apart from all the other manufacturers.

Posted: Friday, November 19, 2021

#112 American singer-songwriter and actor Ryan Bingham | NFR Extra Podcast

We're not heading to the train station on this episode with American singer-songwriter and actor Ryan Bingham. Ryan takes us from West Texas to Paris and back to the USA with his journey as a bull rider, musician, and actor on NFR Extra.