Beyond the Chutes

by Doug Simcox

Welcome to Beyond the Chutes, a Rodeo podcast where hosts Doug Simcox and Sam Swearingen dive deep into the heart of the Western and Rodeo culture. Join us as we explore the full spectrum of rodeo life, from the adrenaline-pumping action at the bucking chutes to the precision and skill of the timed event chute. Our conversations extend to those who make the rodeo world turn: competitors, committee members, stock contractors, ... 

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Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • Legendary Pro Rodeo Announcer Jerry Belles - Legal Pads and Black Felt Tip Pens

    Legendary Pro Rodeo Announcer Jerry Belles - Legal Pads and Black Felt Tip Pens

    Welcome to the second episode of our podcast exploring the life and career of Jerry Bellis, a legendary pro rodeo announcer who spent over 30 years announcing for the Longhorn Rodeo Company. Recorded on Jerry's front porch in McEwen, Tennessee, this series offers a unique glimpse into his experiences and the world of professional rodeo. Join us as Jerry shares his stories, insights, and the challenges he's faced throughout his career. Whether you're a rodeo enthusiast or new to the scene, this podcast provides an engaging look at the rich history and traditions of professional rodeo through the eyes of one of its most dedicated figures. We hope that you enjoy! International Finals Rodeo https://www.ipra-rodeo.com/ifr The IRA Project https://www.facebook.com/groups/681292165259783 New York State Rodeo Museum https://www.facebook.com/groups/1159615314694489 Beyond the Chutes Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100093822821241 Beyond the Chutes Webpage https://beyondthechutes.show/ ParaSight Systems https://www.parasightsystem.com/ #rodeo #cowboy #cowboyboots #cowgirl #cowgirlstyle #westernstyle #westernfashion #horse #horseriding #bullriding #podcast #podcaster #podcastersofinstagram #rodeopodcast #rodeohouston #rodeofashion #prorodeo #sttite #fwst #dance #fwst2023 #fwst2024 #rodeohorse #rodeoroad #rodeocharm #rodeoclown #yellowstone #ipra #prca #pbr #pbrbrasil #historychannel #history #historybuff #historylovers

  • Legendary Pro Rodeo Announcer Jerry Belles - The Rodeo Family

    Legendary Pro Rodeo Announcer Jerry Belles - The Rodeo Family

    Join Sam and Doug on their Tennessee BTC recording tour as they bring you captivating stories from the heart of the rodeo world. In this episode, they stop in McEwen, Tennessee, to visit the legendary Pro Rodeo Announcer, Jerry Belles. Sam and Jerry reminisce about their days in South Florida, sharing tales of working cattle and the unique challenges of life on the rodeo road. Tune in for an engaging conversation filled with nostalgia, insights, and the true spirit of the rodeo. Whether you're a rodeo enthusiast or just love a good story, this episode is sure to rope you in! We hope that you enjoy! International Finals Rodeo https://www.ipra-rodeo.com/ifr The IRA Project https://www.facebook.com/groups/681292165259783 New York State Rodeo Museum https://www.facebook.com/groups/1159615314694489 Beyond the Chutes Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100093822821241 Beyond the Chutes Webpage https://beyondthechutes.show/ ParaSight Systems https://www.parasightsystem.com/ #rodeo #cowboy #cowboyboots #cowgirl #cowgirlstyle #westernstyle #westernfashion #horse #horseriding #bullriding #podcast #podcaster #podcastersofinstagram #rodeopodcast #rodeohouston #rodeofashion #prorodeo #sttite #fwst #dance #fwst2023 #fwst2024 #rodeohorse #rodeoroad #rodeocharm #rodeoclown #yellowstone #ipra #prca #pbr #pbrbrasil #historychannel #history #historybuff #historylovers

  • Roping the Legacy: The Alan Coleman Story

    Roping the Legacy: The Alan Coleman Story

    Step back into the world of 1960s rodeo with Alan Coleman. From his early days learning calf roping with a simple Western Horseman book to becoming a respected figure in the rodeo community, Alan's journey is nothing short of legendary. In this episode, Alan recounts his rigorous training regimen of roping 100 calves per day, purchasing his renowned horse, Lester, in 1973, and qualifying for the International Finals Rodeo that same year. He shares insights into his disciplined practice routines, his strategic approach to managing rodeo as a business, and his influential role as a judge. As he gears up to judge 49 rodeos in 2024, Alan also discusses how he supports his three granddaughters in softball and rodeo, emphasizing the importance of perseverance and skill. We hope that you enjoy! International Finals Rodeo https://www.ipra-rodeo.com/ifr The IRA Project https://www.facebook.com/groups/681292165259783 New York State Rodeo Museum https://www.facebook.com/groups/1159615314694489 Beyond the Chutes Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100093822821241 Beyond the Chutes Webpage https://beyondthechutes.show/ ParaSight Systems https://www.parasightsystem.com/ #rodeo #cowboy #cowboyboots #cowgirl #cowgirlstyle #westernstyle #westernfashion #horse #horseriding #bullriding #podcast #podcaster #podcastersofinstagram #rodeopodcast #rodeohouston #rodeofashion #prorodeo #sttite #fwst #dance #fwst2023 #fwst2024 #rodeohorse #rodeoroad #rodeocharm #rodeoclown #yellowstone #ipra #prca #pbr #pbrbrasil #historychannel #history #historybuff #historylovers

  • Rodeo Families on the Road: The Goodrich Family's Journey

    Rodeo Families on the Road: The Goodrich Family's Journey

    Join us in a conversation with the Goodrich family—Julie, Cliff, and Chism—as they share insights from the rodeo trail. We meet Julie Goodrich, a four-time IFR qualifier in barrel racing, who discusses her psychological approach to competing, including the importance of visualizing her runs for enhanced performance. Cliff Goodrich, a veteran cowboy and five-time IFR average winner, reflects on his experiences with the University of Tennessee-Martin rodeo team and talks about his dedication to nurturing new talent through his roping schools, now in their 33rd year. Meanwhile, Chism Goodrich, a young talent currently ranked 4th in the IPRA world standings in calf roping, discusses his weekly practice routines, the strategy behind scoring high in competitions, and his upcoming transition to college where he plans to study business management. Whether you're a rodeo enthusiast or just discovering the world of rodeo, this episode offers profound insights into the dedication, skills, and family dynamics that propel success in this exhilarating sport. We hope that you enjoy! Cliff Goodrich – Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/cliff.goodrich.3 International Finals Rodeo https://www.ipra-rodeo.com/ifr The IRA Project https://www.facebook.com/groups/681292165259783 New York State Rodeo Museum https://www.facebook.com/groups/1159615314694489 Beyond the Chutes Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100093822821241 Beyond the Chutes Webpage https://beyondthechutes.show/ ParaSight Systems https://www.parasightsystem.com/ #rodeo #cowboy #cowboyboots #cowgirl #cowgirlstyle #westernstyle #westernfashion #horse #horseriding #bullriding #podcast #podcaster #podcastersofinstagram #rodeopodcast #rodeohouston #rodeofashion #prorodeo #sttite #fwst #dance #fwst2023 #fwst2024 #rodeohorse #rodeoroad #rodeocharm #rodeoclown #yellowstone #ipra #prca #pbr #pbrbrasil #historychannel #history #historybuff #historylovers

  • Short Go - Riding with the Twisters: Mike Fletcher's Team Rodeo Journey

    Short Go - Riding with the Twisters: Mike Fletcher's Team Rodeo Journey

    Take a ride back in time with Mike Fletcher, the 1983 IPRA Saddle Bronc Riding Champion, as he shares his experiences with the Tulsa Twisters in the world of Team Rodeo. From the excitement of competing for the Twisters in the Major Rodeo League and Pro Team Rodeo to the challenges of traveling and the camaraderie among teammates, Mike provides a firsthand account of this exhilarating chapter in rodeo history. Join us as Mike reflects on the highs and lows of his time with the Twisters, including the electric atmosphere of packed arenas and the financial struggles that ultimately led to the league's demise. Hear his insights and opinions on the intricacies of bronc riding rules and the thrill of competing at the highest level. With tales of triumph, adversity, and the indomitable spirit of rodeo, "Riding with the Twisters" offers a fascinating glimpse into a bygone era of professional team competition. Tune in and saddle up for an unforgettable journey through the world of Team Rodeo with Mike Fletcher. We hope that you enjoy! Tulsa Twisters https://tulsaworld.com/tulsa-teams-nicknames-a-look-back/article_03a388f6-7466-57c7-9d79-5ba8e413602b.html We hope that you enjoy. Resources: Mike Fletcher FB Page https://www.facebook.com/mike.fletcher.54 IPRA World Champions, IFR Average Winners, IPRA Region Champions https://www.ipra-rodeo.com/media-guide The IRA Project https://www.facebook.com/groups/681292165259783 Beyond the Chutes Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100093822821241 Beyond the Chutes Webpage https://beyondthechutes.show/ ParaSight Systems https://www.parasightsystem.com/ Hash tags: #rodeo #cowboy #cowboyboots #cowgirl #cowgirlstyle #westernstyle #westernfashion #horse #horseriding #bullriding #podcast #podcaster #podcastersofinstagram #rodeopodcast #rodeohouston #rodeofashion #prorodeo #sttite #fwst #dance #fwst2023 #fwst2024 #rodeohorse #rodeoroad #rodeocharm #rodeoclown #yellowstone #ipra #prca #pbr #pbrbrasil