Dirteater comes to Cherokee Casino

BY STAFF REPORTS
08/15/2017 12:00 PM
CLAREMORE, Okla. – Cherokee Nation citizen and professional bull rider Ryan Dirteater will meet fans on Aug. 25 at the Cherokee Casino Grove and Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs.

From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. he will be at the Cherokee Casino Grove, and from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. he will be at WRD.

A Hulbert native, Dirteater has been living and breathing the rodeo scene since he was born, quickly fell in love with the sport, a CN Communications release states.

It states he made the decision to go pro while he was in high school, which led to his career in the Professional Bull Riding circuit.

Accroding to the release, Dirteater has a strong physical resilience and must maintain a healthy build. He has sustained injuries while riding such as a dislocated knee, a broken finger, torn ACLs, a broken femur and a broken jaw, the release states.

Despite the setbacks, Dirteater went on to the 2016 Built Ford Tough Series World Finals. He successfully rode all six bulls for more than eight seconds each in this event, a perfect performance, the release states.

Dirteater hosts “Ryan Dirteater’s Ropin’ for Wishes,” a charitable event that raises funds for the Tulsa Area Make-A Wish Foundation and Rider Relief Fund, according to the release.

Cherokee Casino Grove is located north of Grove on Highway 59 and East 250 Road. Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs is located 3 miles east of Claremore on Highway 20. For more information, visit www.cherokeecasino.com or call 918-283-8800. All guests must be at least 21 years of age.

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