“Deserving” to Win

“Deserving” to Win

November 20, 2020

In today's world, we seem to be struggling with entitlement and people of all ages thinking they "deserve" things they haven't worked for. In this Podcast, host Camarie Widmer, talks about what it takes to "deserve" to win and what she thinks the secret competitive advantage will be for the future. 

Quotes: "You don't deserve to win until you've earned it." - Camarie Widmer (and many others)

"A parent can help direct a child when it comes to goals. Show leadership. Show discipline, Show industriousness. Have traditional values. The person you are is the person your child will become." - Coach John Wooden 


Book Suggestion: "Wooden" by Coach John Wooden

The Greatness of Discipline w/ 3x NFR Qualifier Jacob Talley

The Greatness of Discipline w/ 3x NFR Qualifier Jacob Talley

November 12, 2020

Professional Steer Wrestler and 3x NFR Qualifier, Jacob Talley, transferred from the football field to the rodeo arena at age 20. Just NINE years later, 𝒐𝒏𝒍𝒚 𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝒚𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒔, Jacob is sitting SECOND in the world headed to his THIRD NFR! If you are looking for something to inspire you to get to the next level, you have to listen to this podcast and share it with your friends!

In this podcast, Jacob shares how he started on his steer wrestling journey, what his days look like preparing for the NFR, how he overcame an injury that should have taken up to a year to heal from in just 8 weeks and the secrets to his success! 

P.S. I made an error on the recording so the sound quality isn't the best on this podcast, but there is so much good stuff in here, it's 100% worth the listen anyway!

Favorite Verse: "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another." - Proverbs 27:17

#nfr #nationalfinalsrodeo #nfr2020 #steerwrestler #steerwrestling #bulldogging #discipline #ironsharpensiron #hardwork #rodeorode #nfrdreams #goldbuckledreams #prca #prcacowboy #prorodeo #rodeokids #rodeokid #cowboy #cowboys 

“To Finish First, First You Must Finish” w/ 2x NFR Qualifier Emily Beisel (Miller)

“To Finish First, First You Must Finish” w/ 2x NFR Qualifier Emily Beisel (Miller)

October 29, 2020

If you aren't already a huge fan of 2x NFR Qualifier Emily Beisel (Miller), you will be after listening to this podcast! Emily isn't just a successful barrel racer, but one of the most humble, hard working, open minded people chasing after those gold buckle dreams! 

Emily doesn't come from a rodeo family and at age nine, her parents opened her first checking account where she learned about the costs of entry fees and having to work hard and win to be able to go up and down the road. While she has a great support system, she also has an education, has worked the full and part-time jobs to make her dreams come true! 

Click play to learn about the craziness of the 2020 rodeo season, gain a barrel racers perspective and how she's preparing for the NFR in Arlington, TX and so much more! 

Bell Mare Ladies

Bell Mare Ladies

October 12, 2020

What do you do when you see a need? Fulfill it!

This super fun podcast with Lindsay Keller and Marilyn Domer tells the story of the Midwest based, mother-daughter duo from the Bell Mare Book Company. We get to learn all about how they got their start, the process of making books, their goals and so much more!

 Purchase the books:

Call it Fate or Destiny w/  Coach Fenton Nelsen

Call it Fate or Destiny w/ Coach Fenton Nelsen

September 24, 2020

Head Rodeo Coach, Fenton Nelsen, at Graceland University in Lamoni, IA is a successful competitor and rodeo coach. On this RodeoKids Podcast, Fenton shares his story and how fate had its way when he least expected it! Hear his story and learn about the new program he's building and how he's helping his rodeo athletes be all-around winners in and out of the arena!

Rodeo Team website:

Contact Fenton Nelsen:

College Rodeo w/ Coach Branden Edwards

College Rodeo w/ Coach Branden Edwards

August 5, 2020

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


Facebook: @brandenedwards

“If it’s to be, it’s up to ME!”

“If it’s to be, it’s up to ME!”

July 27, 2020 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!

Flipping the Switch w/  guests Donene Taylor & Lari Dee Guy

Flipping the Switch w/ guests Donene Taylor & Lari Dee Guy

July 24, 2020

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. 


  • Books:
    • 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:
  • Lari Dee Guy private lessons & clinics:
    • Facebook & Instagram: @larideeguy
    • Website:
    • Phone: 325-548-2071
    • E-mail:
Do What You Love & The Money Will Come

Do What You Love & The Money Will Come

July 22, 2020

Professional rodeo and western lifestyle photographer, friend and all-around wonderful human, Click Thompson, joins 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!

  • Books:

    • Steal Like an Artist – Austin Kleon
  • Love western lifestyle photography or have questions on how to get started? Contact Click!
Two Horns, Two Feet & the Ropes that Catch ‘Em

Two Horns, Two Feet & the Ropes that Catch ‘Em

July 15, 2020 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!

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