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X Factor Roping Podcast

Follow along to hear the best team ropers and horsemen in the industry discuss their life story and how they became successful.For more information, please visit XFactorTeamRoping.com

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#50 Jade Corkill

Listen to Jade Corkill tell HIS story. The ups, the downs and everything in between. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . For questions or feedback about this podcast, email Pace personally at: PaceFreed@xfactorteamroping.com

2hr 54mins

14 Apr 2020

Rank #1

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Joseph Harrison Episode #11 on the XFTR Talk Show

Listen to Joseph Harrison’s journey to becoming a world-class horse trainer and NFR Qualifying heeler. You will be enlightened by Joseph’s work ethic as well as enjoy his great sense of humor! Download Episode!

23 Jun 2018

Rank #2

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#27 Tyson Durfey

If you aren’t already a Tyson Durfey fan, you will be after this! 11-time NFR tie-down roping qualifier, Tyson Durfey, joins us to talk about the hacks he has adopted, the ways he trains, what drives his success, the passion he puts into his work, current business endeavors and more. From the rock bottoms, to the mountain tops, Tyson shares it all on this podcast and provides realistic ways to apply successful habits to your own life. Be sure to rate and subscribe to our podcast channel to stay up to date on wise words from people like Tyson. You can hear more from Tyson on his social channels @TysonDurfey. Listen on your favorite podcast app on iTunes or Spotify to keep up with all of the latest! Listen on your favorite podcast app on iTunes or Spotify to keep up with all of the latest! Download Episode!

1 Mar 2019

Rank #3

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Jake Long Episode #14 on the XFTR Talk Show

“In any athletic event, you’re going to have peaks and valleys. There is no way around it, we are all humans so we are going to mess up. To me, the biggest thing is to try and make the valleys as shallow as I can and when you start to dip, you gotta know those two or three checkpoints for yourself that help you get out of them.” -Jake Long Listen to world class heeler Jake Long speak of his own “peaks and valleys” as well as his personal upbringing and how he became the athlete he is today. Download Episode!

11 Jul 2018

Rank #4

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Ryan Motes Episode #18 on the XFTR Talk Show

Check out this intriguing interview with 4X NFR Qualifier and BFI Champion Ryan Motes! Ryan is known for his athletic ability with both his roping and horsemanship. Watch this interview to hear what Motes has to say, we guarantee you will NOT be disappointed! Download Episode!

11 Sep 2018

Rank #5

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#34 Tyler Wade

From humble beginnings to 2x NFR qualifications, Tyler talks about how he initially started his team roping career as a heeler, how he has learned to play to his strengths and the ups and downs that have brought him to where he is today.

29 Jun 2019

Rank #6

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#42 Paden Bray, 2019 Resistol Rookie Heeler of the Year

How do you go from a #7 to a #9 heeler? Glad you asked. Check out this podcast featuring 2019 Resistol Rookie Heeler of the Year, Paden Bray to find out how he made that jump that launched him into an open roping career at the young age of 20! For questions or feedback about this podcast, email Pace personally at: PaceFreed@xfactorteamroping.com

33mins

25 Nov 2019

Rank #7

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#43 Brenton Hall, 2019 NFR Qualifier

First trip to the WNFR this year for 20 year old Brenten Hall! Listen to the podcast to find out where he has been, where he is now, and how he got there! To watch Brenten Hall’s practice sessions for the NFR, please visit: www.XFactorRoping.com For questions or feedback about this podcast, email Pace personally at: PaceFreed@xfactorteamroping.com Thank you for listening! -XFR

1hr 12mins

3 Dec 2019

Rank #8

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#31 Buddy Hawkins Being a Winner and Personal Coaching

How to become a winner… In this episode we got to sit down with Buddy Hawkins. We are so excited about our new partnership with Buddy, and we can’t wait for you guys to hear what he has to say.  He is officially XFactor’s newest personal coach, and you can head to this link >> https://xfactorteamroping.com/product-category/personal-coaching/ to reserve your spot on Buddy’s coaching calendar!

24 May 2019

Rank #9

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#47 Erich Rogers

World Champion Header Erich Rogers talks about his life journey as a team roper. He has an amazing story and provides insightful information on how he sets goals and accomplishes them through hard work and determination. For questions or feedback about this podcast, email Pace personally at: PaceFreed@xfactorteamroping.com

1hr 49mins

20 Mar 2020

Rank #10

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#41 Jaxson Tucker

Check out this interview with the young up and coming roper, Jaxson Tucker! This 17-year-old is from North Carolina and is taking the roping world by storm! Tune into to find out more! For questions or feedback about this podcast, email Pace personally at: PaceFreed@xfactorteamroping.com

26mins

29 Oct 2019

Rank #11

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#28 Lane Ivy

Tune into this episode to hear Lane Ivy discuss his rodeoing and professional heading career, the mindset that keeps him motivated, practice pen habits, horse training methods and more!

27 Mar 2019

Rank #12

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Chad Masters Episode #5 on the XFTR Talk Show

The X-Factor Roping Talk Show is here to provide you with an inside view into the lives of some of the top athletes and horse trainers in the western industry. Download Episode!

7 Mar 2018

Rank #13

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JoJo LeMond Episode #8 on the XFTR Talk Show

Get to know more about JoJo LeMond’s journey to becoming one of the best ropers and horseman in the industry. Download Episode!

24 May 2018

Rank #14

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JoJo LeMond Episode #7 on the XFTR Talk Show

Snapchat Q&A with JoJo LeMond. Keep an eye out for part 2 and get to know more about JoJo LeMond’s journey to becoming one of the best ropers and horseman in the industry. Download Episode!

14 May 2018

Rank #15

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#33 Marty Becker 2019

In this episode Pace and Marty talk about training yourself as a roper and how to develop feel and flow for the run. Learn how to intentionally go through your run and stay in control!

9 Jun 2019

Rank #16

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George McQuain Episode #9 on the XFTR Talk Show

Listen and learn all kinds of tips and tricks from Classic Rope’s George McQuain. He discusses how to break in your rope and how to get the most out of it as well as what some of the top ropers in the industry prefer to use. Download Episode!

30 May 2018

Rank #17

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Charly Crawford Episode #4 on the XFTR Talk Show

The X-Factor Roping Talk Show is here to provide you with an inside view into the lives of some of the top athletes and horse trainers in the western industry. Download Episode!

26 Feb 2018

Rank #18

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#46 Hunter Koch

Hunter Koch is a 22 year old NFR qualifier from Vernon, TX and has a story that is truly inspirational! In this episode, Hunter shares his personal journey to success. Interesting fact: Hunter did not grow up with a background in team roping! This young man is very relatable and resonates with everyone who enjoys the sport of team roping! Enjoy! For questions or feedback about this podcast, email Pace personally at: PaceFreed@xfactorteamroping.com

1hr 28mins

11 Mar 2020

Rank #19

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#26 Roping Fitness with Ben Masztak and Pace Freed

What’s your workout regimen like? As a roper, you’re an athlete and that means training like an athlete. In this episode, Pace sits down with Ben Masztak to discuss workout regimens catered toward ropers, ways to fuel your body for top performance, and ultimately staying healthy from the inside out. If you are interested in a training program specifically centered around team ropers and other rodeo athletes, then tune in and let us know what you think! Listen on your favorite podcast app on iTunes or Spotify to keep up with all of the latest! Download Episode! Be sure to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or Spotify to keep up with all of the latest!

16 Feb 2019

Rank #20