#1 Check out our first podcast with
RodeoKids.com CEO, Camarie Widmer
RodeoKids.com’s podcast host, Jarrett Orman, visits with Camarie Widmer, CEO of Rodeokids.com about the motivation behind RodeoKids.com and her experiences as a cowgirl from just 5 days old.
#24 College Rodeo w/ Coach Branden Edwards
We got to meet up with Colorado Mesa University’s head Rodeo Coach, Branden Edwards, at the NLBRA Finals. Branden isn’t just a coach, but also a past and current competitor, rodeo announcer and business owner. He took the time to share valuable information and advice for all students interested in college and rodeo.
Learn more about the CMU program or college rodeo:
Phone: (970) 248-2301
#23 Do What You Love & The Money Will Come
Professional rodeo and western lifestyle photographer, friend and all-around wonderful human, Click Thompson, joins RodeoKids.com podcast host, Camarie Widmer, for a look into what it takes to become a rodeo photographer from scratch. Click shares his story from his first rodeo at 21 years-old to becoming one of the most sought after photographers in the western industry. He shares his wisdom and advice on what it takes to get started and so much more!
- Steal Like an Artist – Austin Kleon
- Love western lifestyle photography or have questions on how to get started? Contact Click!
- Instagram & Facebook: @clickthompson
- Website: www.clickthompson.com
#22 Flipping the Switch
“I have average skill but phenomenal will and I did the things no one else is willing to do.” – Donene Taylor
You don’t want to miss this one! World Champion Tie Down Roper’s (yes plural), Donene Taylor and Lari Dee Guy join podcast host, Camarie Widmer and college rodeo athlete Mattie Lass for a performance changing podcast! Donene Taylor is also a Mental Performance Coach and author of the Book, Heart of a Champion. If you haven’t read it yet, I recommend getting it ordered ASAP!
- Heart of a Champion – Donene Taylor
- Presence – Amy Cuddy
- Are you looking for that competitive advantage from a Mental Performance Coach? Contact Donene Taylor:
- Instagram & Facebook: @donenetaylor
- Phone: (307) 267-4824
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lari Dee Guy private lessons & clinics:
- Facebook & Instagram: @larideeguy
- Website: www.LariDeeGuy.com
- Phone: 325-548-2071
- E-mail: email@example.com
#21 “Kill ‘Em With Kindness
It breaks my heart that anyone is affected by bullying, especially at a young age, but it’s a real thing. This podcast embraces a few suggestions for overcoming the problem and staying strong regardless of what others say or do.
#20 Taking it to the Next Level
with Stacy Martin From Next Level Goat Tying
This podcast, with Stacey Martin from Next Level Goat Tying, is full of valuable information for competitors and families of all levels. Stacey shares tips on how to prepare yourself for competition and everyday life.
“There’s no secret to success, it’s hard work and we are going to out work you.”
- “Reach for the Summit”- Pat Summit
- “Relentless”- Tim Grover
- “The Talent Code”- Daniel Coyle
Facebook: Next Level Goat Tying
#19 Two Horns, Two Feet & the Ropes that Catch ‘Em
w/ Fast Back Ropes General Manager, Coy Upchurch
RodeoKids.com podcast host, Camarie Widmer, talks with Fast Back Ropes General Manager, Coy Upchurch. Coy is full of valuable information on how ropes are made, tips to taking care of them and answers to a few questions we’ve always pondered like, Why do team ropers use bags and calf ropers use cans? Click play to hear it all!
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” -John 3:16
Facebook: Fast Back Ropes
Tik Tok: @Fastbackropes
#18 Out of Control
It is dangerous to be concerned with what others think of you, but if you trust in the Lord, you are safe.
RodeoKids.com podcast host, Camarie Widmer, shares her experiences with learning to not worry about what is out of your control. From worrying what people thought, comparing herself to others and going from winning it all to a long struggle streak, she’s covers it all!
#17 This Little Tennis Ball
“Little things make big things happen.” – John Wooden
RodeoKids.com podcast host, Camarie Widmer, shares her story in gaining a competitive advantage by taking care of the body. Find out how this little tennis ball can assist in combating soreness and injuries while give you that much more of an edge!
#16 Bear Down Son
Chasing those Gold Buckle Dreams w/ Jacob Edler
Professional Steer Wrestler and friend of RodeoKids.com, Jacob Edler, shares his story. He was the first in his family to rodeo and is now sitting 4th in the WORLD!!! From first rodeo struggles, to tips on the road and advice for getting to the top, Jacob covers it all!
– “Bear Down Son” – Roy Duvall
– “Your body has limits, but your mind is limitless” – Jacob Edler
-“A bad day rodeoing beats a good day farming in Iowa everyday” – Jacob Edler
Book References & Recommendations
- “The Inner Game of Tennis” – Timmothy Gallwey
#15 Champion Mentality
“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” – Aristotle
RodeoKids.com host, Camarie Widmer, talks about that mountain we all want to get to the top of! It’s a long, hard climb. It takes patience, perseverance, consistency and discipline. But, it can be done and it’s WORTH IT!!
Book References & Recommendations
- “The Noticer” – Andy Andrews
- “Hope in the Dark” – Craig Groeschel
- “Chase the Lion” – Mark Batterson
#14 Mental Strength
Tips for before, during and after competition
RodeoKids.com’s, owner and podcast host, Camarie Widmer shares different techniques for preparing to compete and win in the practice pen and competitive arena for yourself and for others. “Find a reason bigger than you to do what you do.”
- Video Referenced: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T76FdtKreNQ
- Recommended Books:
- Golf’s Sacred Journey by David L. Cook
- Mind Gym – Gary Mack
- Train Your Brain for Success – Roger Siep
#13 Winter/Off-Season Blues
RodeoKids.com’s Camarie Widmer knows all about the winter blues. For some it’s weather, others it’s the off-season and sometimes it’s just circumstance. We can grow in the off seasons too though!
#12 Kody Jacobs – “If it’s to be, it’s up to ME!”
Leather Man, Rodeo Judge, Contestant, Parent & Husband
RodeoKids.com podcast host, Camarie Widmer, talks with Kody Jacobs from Wide Open Customs about multiple aspects of life in the western industry. From a business owner to father and everything in between. Kody has lots of experience and insight for the whole family!
Facebook: @wideopencustoms — Instagram: @wideopencustom13 — Website: www.wocustoms.com
Quotes: “It it’s to be, it’s up to me.” — “Don’t be afraid to make mistakes.”
Recommended Books: “Steal Like an Artist” & “Show Your Work” by Austin Kleon. “You Can Be Happy No Matter What” by Richard Carlson
Recommended Podcasts: MFCEO (not for kids) & Heavy D
#11 On the Road with NFR Steer Roper, Brodie Poppino
RodeoKids.com’s Jarrett Orman is with Brodie Poppino. Brodie is a good friend of ours at RodeoKids.com and has a great deal of knowledge and advice to offer. He is a three time NFR Steer Roping Qualifier who has a great outlook on staying positive, competing, and setting goals to win the Gold Buckle.
#10 Professional Barrel Racer & Horse Trainer
RodeoKids.com’s Jarrett Orman talks with WPRA Top 20 barrel racer, American Qualifier and $120,000+ pro rodeo winnings earner, Ari-Anna Flynn. Ari-Anna shares her experience and advice on being a Professional Barrel Racer!
#9 2019 Top 40 Calf Roper Cody Huber
RodeoKids.com podcast host, Camarie Widmer, and long-time friend and PRCA Top 40 Calf Roper, Cody Huber, talk about what it takes to get to the top, how to maintain a good parent/coach – child/student relationship, and other helpful pieces of advice for contestants of all ages. Cody’s dad, Bill Huber, was a 2x NFR qualifier and taught Cody everything he knew to help him get to the top as well. A great listen for the whole family on the way to the rodeo.
#8 McElwee Girl’s: Pony training, homeschooling, & first time rodeo parents.
with Audrey McElwee (10) & Danielle McElwee (mom)
RodeoKids.com podcast host, Camarie Widmer, chats with Audrey McElwee, age 10, about the challenges of pony training and what it’s like to be a big sister. Danielle shares with listeners about homeschooling. She also talks about what it’s like to be a first time rodeo family as neither her nor her husband have competed in rodeo. Bonus: Her husband is a vet and she shares a few recommendations from him!
If you are interested in homeschooling and have questions, Danielle would be happy to answer them! You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Christian based curriculum they use is called My Father’s World. To find out more information, check out their website at www.mfwbooks.com.
#7 Jr. American and College Rodeo with Payson Hallam
Payson Hallam is a team roper and college rodeo athlete for Northwestern Colorado Community College. Payson shares his story about making it to the Jr. American, how college rodeo works, and elaborates on how he continues to improve and stay mentally positive.
#6 Just Keep Moving
Camarie Widmer dives into her trying, frustrating, but rewarding experience on her road to making her first National High School Finals Rodeo in Goat Tying. Her struggles taught her how to “just keep moving” despite what just happened.
#5 The Dilemma: When to Move Up
Podcast Host, Camarie Widmer, talks about things to consider when decided whether or not you or your child are ready to move up to the next horse, class or events.
#4 Young NFR Trick Rider, Dally Orman
RodeoKids.com’s Jarrett Orman is with talented young rodeo contestant and NFR Trick Rider, Dally Orman! Dally is a 2019 high school freshman with a passion for trick riding and rodeo. Her parents are deeply involved in RamRodeo, giving Dally some awesome experiences that she shares with us in this RodeoKid’s Podcast.
#3 Building the Bond
Featuring Pony Pro Cami Shoultz & her aunt, Angela Shoultz