“I listen to country, some rap, a little bit of rock. It just depends on what mood I am in.”
What is your favorite rodeo song?
“I like 100% Cowboy (by Jason Meadows).”
What is your biggest pet peeve?
“I don't like negative people. I like being around people who have a positive outlook on life.”
You are a member of the Cherokee tribe, are you offended by the use of Native American names and mascots for sports teams such as Redskins, Indians and Savages?
“No. I'm not. I am a Native American and I am proud to be a Native American. I don't think people should be offended by it. My last name is Dirteater and I am a bull rider. How ironic is that?”
What is the strangest request you have ever gotten from a fan?
“I get asked to sign certain parts of the anatomy. It's kind of embarrassing.”
Other than bull riders, what athletes do you respect the most?
“Wrestlers. I was a wrestler a high school. I know how extreme and tough that is. It's intense. It's challenging. It really teaches discipline. You have to eat right. Wrestling requires a lot of balance and body movement, kind of like of bull riding.”
Do you have a favorite pre-ride meal?
“I like chicken alfredo. I try to eat that the night before I ride.”
What is your favorite breakfast?
“Four scrambled eggs, toast, two slices of turkey bacon and bowl of fruit. I try to have that every morning. Sometimes I leave the bacon out and go with five scrambled eggs.”
What do you like to do in your spare time?
“I like to team rope when I am not riding bulls, so you can catch me at the other end of the arena.”
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