Checotah is Steer Wrestling Capital of the World

on November 6, 2005

Checotah (pop. 3,481) is known as the “Steer Wrestling Capital of the World,” thanks to its champion “bulldogging” rodeo cowboys, including Ote Berry, Benny and Willard Combs, Roy and Sam Duvall, Billy Hale, and Teddy Johnson. Wrangler Western Wear has named a line of men’s and boys’ Western-style shirts after the town, where for 28 years Roy Duvall’s Arena has hosted an annual steer-wrestling competition, which now features more than 300 riders and 1,150 steers.

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