3 Cherokees named to PBR’s Team USA Wolves

BY STAFF REPORTS
01/15/2020 01:00 PM
Main Cherokee Phoenix
Ryan Dirteater
Main Cherokee Phoenix
Cannon Cravens
PUEBLO, Colo. – Three Cherokees from Oklahoma have been named as members of the Professional Bull Riders’ Team USA Wolves, which will compete in the 2020 WinStar World Casino and Resort PBR Global Cup USA on Feb. 15-16 in Arlington, Texas.

Cherokees Ryan Dirteater, of Hulbert, Oklahoma; Cannon Cravens, of Porum, Oklahoma; and Wyatt Rogers, of Coweta, Oklahoma, will compete for Team USA Wolves as it, along with Team USA Eagles, tries to defend home soil against teams from other nations in an event akin to the “Olympics of bull riding.”

For the Wolves, Cravens will make his second-consecutive appearance for the all-Native American contingent, while alternate Rogers is preparing to make his debut on the global bull riding stage.

Dirteater, currently ranked 16th in the PBR, in 2020 has finished fourth in the Monster Energy Buckoff At the Garden 15/15 Bucking Battle and 13th in the Monster Energy Buckoff At the Garden, both held on Jan. 3 in New York City. He also finished eighth in the Chicago Invitational on Jan. 11.

Cravens, ranked 37th, in 2020 has finished 12th in the Monster Energy Buckoff At the Garden and 10th in the Chicago Invitational.

Cravens had his 2019 season halted by injury after sustaining a broken leg. However, he returned as an alternate at the 2019 PBR World Finals, before his World Championship contending form was back on display at the season-launch Unleash The Beast Major in New York City. Cravens finished with a 1-for-3 effort that earned him 12th place.

Rogers, ranked 308th, competed in the Oakland Classic on Jan. 4 in Oakland, California, but didn’t place.

Tickets for the 2020 WinStar World Casino and Resort PBR Global Cup USA are on sale and start at $10. They can be purchased at the AT&T Stadium Box Office, online at ATTStadium.com or SeatGeek.com, or via the phone at 1-800-732-1727. For event information, visit PBR.com/GlobalCup.

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