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Ryan Dirteater

Ryan Dirteater


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Ryan Dirteater is a Cherokee Native from Hulbert, OK. In 2008, he qualified for his first Professional Bull Riders (PBR) World Finals in Las Vegas. Throughout his 14-year professional bull riding career, Dirteater battled through adversity and showcased his unwavering toughness.

In 2016, he achieved a remarkable feat by winning the PBR World Finals and finishing fourth in the world. Dirteater's passion for the sport led him to qualify for the PBR World Finals 12 times and secure victory in nine PBR televised events.

In 2020, Dirteater made the difficult decision to retire from bull riding as he felt complacent, believing that complacency was the worst state for a professional athlete. However, in 2022, he decided to come out of retirement for the inaugural PBR Teams series, driven by the belief that the new format offered him a second chance at winning a championship title. Dirteater’s dedication and determination to succeed led him to get back in top bull riding shape within just four months.

The Nashville Stampede, a team that believed in Dirteater's abilities, drafted him in the third round. Throughout the season, he proved himself as one of the team's starters and a veteran leader. Together, the Nashville Stampede captured the Team Championship title in 2022 at the T-Mobile Stadium in Las Vegas, NV. This victory fulfilled Dirteater's lifelong dream of winning a championship title and left him feeling accomplished.

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