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NFR Extra is a weekly 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, May 19, 2020

#48 Darrell, aka “The NFR Dirt Guy,” Moser and Allie Burget, 2x Wrangler NFR national anthem contest winner | NFR Extra Podcast

Darrell, aka “The NFR Dirt Guy,” Moser joins the show to give us the dirt on the NFR grounds and what makes it so unique at the Thomas and Mack Center. Allie Burget, 2x Wrangler NFR national anthem contest winner, talks about performing at the super bowl of rodeo and meeting Shania Twain there.

Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2020

#47 2X World Champ and Pro Rodeo Hall of Famer Jack Roddy and PRCA bullfighter Cody Webster | NFR Extra Podcast

2X World Champ and Pro Rodeo Hall of Famer Jack Roddy joins NFR Extra to share his journey as a young cowboy on is way to becoming a world champion and blazing a trail in the rodeo industry. PRCA bullfighter Cody Webster talks about his passion for raising his fighting bulls and developing a school for young bullfighters.

Posted: Monday, May 04, 2020

#46 4X Wrangler NFR Qualifier Barrel Racer Stevi Hillman and Wrangler NFR Qualifier Bull Rider Trevor Reiste | NFR Extra Podcast

4X Wrangler NFR Qualifier Barrel Racer Stevi Hillman talks about how her passion for horses got her involved in the rodeo business and her success at the American before the quarantine. Wrangler NFR Qualifier Bull Rider Trevor Reiste shares how he became an ambidextrous bull rider and his love for racing horses.

Posted: Monday, April 27, 2020

#45 3X Wrangler NFR Qualifier Brody Cress and Lacie DeMers from the Junior Roughstock World Finals | NFR Extra Podcast

3X Wrangler NFR Qualifier Brody Cress talks about what he's doing during the quarantine and reflects on his sweet run at the 2019 Wrangler NFR. Lacie DeMers from the Junior Roughstock World Finals gives us a recap of the 2019 Junior World Finals and the importance of youth development for the future of bronc riding.

Posted: Monday, April 20, 2020

#44 PRCA bullfighter 'Blue' Jeanes and Alyssa Leal from Leal's Junior Bull Riding Championship | NFR Extra Podcast


PRCA bullfighter 'Blue' Jeanes joins NFR Extra to reflect on his career and his passion for bullfighting. Alyssa Leal talks about the 2019 Junior World Finals, the business of junior bull riding, and how Leal's Junior Bull Riding Championship got started.

Posted: Monday, April 13, 2020

#43 4x World Champion Bareback Rider Kaycee Feild and 4x World Champion-Pro Rodeo HOF Steer Wrestler Ote Berry | NFR Extra Podcast

4x World Champion Bareback Rider Kaycee Feild talks about what he's doing during the quarantine, reflects on his 2019 run and USO Wrangler National Patriot Memorial Day Tour. 4x World Champion and Pro Rodeo Hall of Famer Steer Wrestler Ote Berry shares his love of giving back to rodeo with youth steer wrestling and what got him into to pulling down steers.

Posted: Monday, April 06, 2020

#42 4x World Champion Bull Rider J.W. Harris and 3x NFR Qualifier Boudreaux Campbell | NFR Extra Podcast

4x World Champion Bull Rider J.W. Harris shares the many pranks he has played on contestants and his love for being a cowboy. 3x NFR Qualifier Boudreaux Campbell talks about how his success has elevated over the past few years and his relationship with his dad impacting that.

Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020

#41 2x World Champion Cowboy Caleb Smidt and 3x NFR qualifier Bret Beach | NFR Extra Podcast

2x World Champion Cowboy Caleb Smidt talks about his 2019 season and what his plans are during the quarantine. 3x NFR qualifier Bret Beach shares his involvement in youth team roping and how to achieve success in heading and heeling.

Posted: Monday, March 23, 2020

#40 World Champion Cowboy Shane Hanchey and Professional Rodeo Announcer Anthony Lucia | NFR Extra Podcast

We catch up with World Champion Cowboy Shane Hanchey to see what he's doing during this downtime and reflect on his successful 2019 season. Talented Professional Rodeo Announcer Anthony Lucia shares how he got his break in the rodeo business and how it's flourished from there.

Posted: Friday, March 06, 2020

#39 President of LVE Pat Christenson | NFR Extra Podcast

President of Las Vegas Events, Pat Christenson, joins the show to share his upbringing in Wisconsin, his experience becoming an NCAA Wrestling champion, Vegas in the 80s with opening Thomas Mack Center and Las Vegas Events then-and-now.

Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2020

#38 Legendary bull rider and Snapchatter, Dale Brisby and VP Corporate Marketing of LVE Bo Gardner | NFR Extra Podcast

It's Rodeo Time on NFR Extra with Dale Brisby joining the show. He shares his 2019 highlights and plans for 2020 and beyond. We get to know Bo Gardner, Vice President Corporate Marketing of LVE from his upbringing near Buckeye Lake in Ohio, competing in the AQHA World Finals at Ohio State and his arrival in Las Vegas.

Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2020

#37 World Champion Team Roper Wesley Thorp and 2x World Champion Team Roper Clay Smith | NFR Extra Podcast

Team roping, team roping, team roping, and more team roping. 2x World Champion Team Roper Clay Smith gives us a 101 lesson about team roping, his 2019 gold buckle run, and roping on the Jay Leno show. We talk to World Champion Team Roper Wesley Thorp about winning his first gold buckle and the business of team roping partners.

Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2020

#36 World Champion Tie-down Roper Haven Meged and 2x World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider Zeke Thurston | NFR Extra Podcast

Champions month continues with World Champion Tie-down Roper Haven Meged talks about balancing college and becoming a world champ as a rookie. 2x World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider Zeke Thurston chats with us about growing up around rodeo in Canada and his journey winning his second world title.

Posted: Friday, February 07, 2020

#35 6x World Champion Bull Rider Sage Kimzey and Wrangler NFR Barrel Racer Emily Miller | NFR Extra Podcast

We open 2020 with 6x world champ bull rider Sage Kimzey as he shares his historic run during the 2019 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and his big plans for 2020. NFR barrel racer Emily Miller joins the show to talk about her experience winning the first round in her first NFR.

Posted: Friday, February 07, 2020

#34 2019 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Guests Recap

We look back at the 2019 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and revisit our conversations with Tuff Hedemann, Trevor Brazile, Dusty Tuckness, Billy Etbauer, Rob Smets, Katherine Merck, Alexis Bloomer, Don Gay, Joe Beaver, Ote Berry, K.C. Jones and many more.

Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2019

#33 8x World Champion Bull Rider and ProRodeo Hall of Famer Donnie Gay and 11x NFR Bullfighter Dusty Tuckness | NFR Extra Podcast

8x World Champion Bull Rider and ProRodeo Hall of Famer Donnie Gay returns to the show to talk about Sage Kimzey's world title run and the mental and physical challenges of repeating as a world champion bull rider. 11x NFR Bullfighter Dusty Tuckness joins the show to share his experience growing up in a rodeo family, his first NFR experience in the dirt, and the mindfulness of a bullfighter.

Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019

#32 Bloomer Trailers CEO Randy Bloomer and 4x World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider and ProRodeo Hall of Famer Clint Johnson | NFR Extra Podcast

4x World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider and ProRodeo Hall of Famer Clint Johnson joins the show to talk about the evolution of saddle bronc riding, how saddles have changed over the years and the hospitality of Benny Binion. Owner of Bloomer Trailers Randy Bloomer comes on the show to share the beginning of Bloomer Trailers, his relationship with 5x World Champion Bull Rider Sage Kimzey, and surviving the plane crash.

Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2019

#31 25x World Champion Cowboy Trevor Brazile and David Motes World Champion Team Roper | NFR Extra Podcast

We find out what Trevor Brazile has been up to since retiring from rodeo competition, the challenges of winning his first and last gold buckle, and what it's like being part of a family with lots of gold buckles. World Champion Team Roper David Motes talks about going from Oklahoma City to Las Vegas, winning a gold buckle with brother Dennis and watching his son Ryan Motes chase that December gold.

Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2019

5x World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider and ProRodeo Hall of Famer Billy Etbauer and 5x Wrangler World Bullfight Champ and ProRodeo Hall of Famer Rob Smets | NFR Extra Podcast

We catch up with five-time World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider Billy Etbauer to talk about his historic run of 21-straight NFRs, the saddle bronc riding record of 51 total NFR go-round wins and his brotherhood with brothers Robert and Dan. Five-time Wrangler World Bullfight Champ and ProRodeo Hall of Famer Rob Smets took us down memory lane when he was a part of the greatest era ever of bull riding with Lane Frost and Tuff Hedeman and gives us a lesson in bullfighting 101.

Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Kenny Petet the Swiss Army Knife of Rodeo | NFR Extra Podcast

Kenny Petet, the Swiss Army Knife of Rodeo, shares the start of his rodeo career as a clown with hall of fame stock contractor Neal Gay at the Mesquite Championship Rodeo in Texas, behinds the scenes of NFR production and his monkey 3x PRCA Act of the Year Whiplash.

Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2019

8x World Champion and ProRodeo Hall of Famer Joe Beaver | NFR Extra Podcast

8x World Champion and ProRodeo Hall of Famer Joe Beaver return to the podcast to talk about his record rookie run when NFR came to Las Vegas, retirement, being on television and his father's mentorship in rodeo.

Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019

John Growney, Owner of the Growney Brothers Rodeo Company and 4x World Champion and ProRodeo Hall of Fame Saddle Bronc Rider Brad Gjermundson | NFR Extra Podcast

A living legend among stock contractors and owner of the Growney Brothers Rodeo Company, John Growney joins the show to talk about his and Don Kish’s notorious Red Rock, 1988 Challenge of Champions and his dear friend Lane Frost. Four-time world champion, Brad Gjermundson takes us back to the first year the National Finals Rodeo moved to Las Vegas, the business of being a rodeo contestant and growing up a saddle bronc rider.

Posted: Sunday, December 08, 2019

4x World Champion and ProRodeo Hall of Fame bull rider Tuff Hedeman and Miss Rodeo America 2016, Katherine Merck | NFR Extra Podcast

We catch up with Tuff Hedeman to chat about the early days of NFR in Las Vegas, Jim Sharp, and Sage Kimzey comparison and riding Bodacious. We also get to hang with Katherine Merck to talk about the success that follows winning Miss Rodeo America in 2016, rodeo timing, her love for roughstock events and Christmas ornaments.

Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2019

PRCA Pro Official Allan Jordan and Journalist, Producer, Author and Entrepreneur, Alexis Bloomer | NFR Extra Podcast

We talk to PRCA Pro Official Allan Jordan about his time as a rodeo judge and why the best man winning is vitally important to the rodeo business and competition. We discuss the relationship between the NFL and PRCA officials and protecting the rights of animals. Award-Winning Journalist, Producer, Author and Entrepreneur and Host of Spotlight: Girl Talk Podcast, Alexis Bloomer joins the show to talk about growing up as a Bloomer, her passion for writing books for the empowerment of young people and her bond with 5x World Champ Bull Rider, Sage Kimzey.

Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019

4x World Champion Steer Wrestler and ProRodeo Hall of Famer Ote Berry and 9x Wrangler NFR steer wrestling qualifier KC Jones | NFR Extra Podcast

We catch up with KC for the opening round of the 2019 Wrangler NFR. He shares his favorite NFR moments while competing in Las Vegas from 2002 to 2015 and how winning the American in 2015 changed his life. Plus, we get the 411 on Rodeo Guess and Pro Fantasy Rodeo. Ote takes us back to 1985 when he won his first gold buckle and average crown the first year the NFR was held in Vegas. He talks about why he gives back to youth rodeo and the importance of mentoring young bulldoggers like 2x World Champion Steer Wrestler Tyler Waguespack.