The Breakaway Breakdown
Teenage Takeover: National High School Finals and Days of 47 Breakdown
Season 1, Ep. 24
2022 National High School Rodeo Association champion breakaway roper, Jenna Hume, sits down with breakdown host Casey Allen to discuss her win in Gillette. Another 18-year-old standout, Josie Conner, meets with Breakaway Roping Journal digital editor Jenna Link to discuss her $25,000 win at the Days of 47 rodeo in Salt Lake City, Utah, and a recent injury.
Athlete Mentality, Substance Use and Wellness in Rodeo
Season 1, Ep. 26
This episode is brought to you thanks to our friends at Fast Back Ropes. Rick Foster is a sports medicine specialist who has worked with rodeo athletes for 40 years. A roper himself, he began his career working with Olympic athletes and the U.S. Ski Team, and eventually transitioned to picking cowboys and cowgirls out of the arena full-time. Foster is a roper himself and truly understands rodeo culture and how to realistically set health goals. Foster covers a variety of topics, including:NutritionStaying fit on the rodeo trailSubstance use and abuseInjury prevention and treatmentAlcoholSleepCaffeineAthlete mentalityThis episode is jam-packed with health and wellness tips that can help you inside and outside of the arena, and a few funny stories!
Cowboy Christmas 2022 Breakdown with Jordi Edens
Season 1, Ep. 25
Jordi Edens is no stranger to success in breakaway roping. She was crowned the 2019 National High School Finals Rodeo champion, took home over $50,000 in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the age of 16 and more. Over the 2022 Cowboy Christmas (Fourth of July ) run, Edens was the unofficial high money earner, dominating multiple rodeos to pocket over $15,000 in earnings. She shares her experiences from the ProRodeo trail and adivce she's learned along the way in this episode of The Breakdown Podcast.
College Rodeo Survival Guide, Fighting Back From Horse Injuries and Managing Your Time
Season 1, Ep. 24
On this episode, 2022 College National Finals Rodeo Champion breakaway roper and Women's All-Around Champion Bryana Lehrmann breaks down the mental training that helped her to be successful at her third CNFR. She also discusses time management when working multiple events and bringing her standout mare, Lizzie, back from an injury that should have ended her career. Lehrmann shares some helpful tips for competitors looking to college rodeo in the future and the lessons she learned along the way—including how to handle the party scene and be successful in the arena.This episode is brought to you by our friends at Fast Back Ropes.
Surviving Windy Ropings, College Rodeo and Life's Challenges
Season 1, Ep. 23
This week on The Breakdown, 2022 Windy Ryon Memorial Roping champion Maddy Deerman breaks down her roping and shares how she overcame high winds and her own mental blocks to pocket $5,400 on May 28. Deerman discusses how she made college rodeo work while obtaining a geoscience degree. She recently qualified for her second College National Finals Rodeo and has a rock solid game plan for competition that you will definitely want to hear. Losing a loved one, especially your roping mentor, in your teenage years can be devastating, but Deerman describes how she overcame great loss and rallied back to fall in love with breakaway again. This episode is brought to you by our friends at Fast Back Ropes.
Roping Tips: Your Support System
This week's roping tip is from 2-time WRWC Champion, Madison Outhier. Outhier discusses how her family and friends support her in her roping career, and what she does to stay positive. We also discuss the PRCA's recent announcement regarding the 2022 National Finals of Breakaway Roping.Be sure to check out www.breakawayroping.com for more mental toughness, training and health tips for breakaway ropers.
Making a Living With a Rope: The Hope T Story
Season 1, Ep. 22
"It is time. It's time that a woman can make a living with a rope." -Hope ThompsonThis is one episode you don't want to miss. WPRA World Champion, NFBR Qualifier, CNFR Champion, and All-Around roping legend, Hope Thompson talks about how she got involved in the sport of rodeo, her journey as a competitor and a female through the roping world, and gives some absolutely killer advice to the next generation. She shares all of this after winning nearly $60,000 at the Women's Rodeo World Championship (WRWC) in Fort Worth, Texas, on May 16-18. Hope is real, honest, and everything you could love to root for in a champion. This episode wouldn't be possible without Fast Back Ropes, so make sure to check out the Athena breakaway rope and the Edge calf rope for summer rodeos at fastbackropes.com
Roping Tips- The Right Parental Support
Hope Thompson shares how her parents supported her rodeo career even though they didn't come from rodeo backgrounds. Check out BreakawayRoping.com for more tips from great ropers like Thompson, Lari Dee Guy, Aspen Miller, JJ Hampton, Erin Johnson, Josie Conner, and more.
Royal Crown Winners Haven Meged and Bryana Lehrmann
Season 1, Ep. 21
Haven Meged and Bryana Lehrmann sit down and discuss their wins at the Royal Crown in Waco, Texs, They share valuable roping advice and share how they made their wins happen at the judged event. This episode is brought to you by our friends at Equinety.