G. R. Carter - Early Life

Early Life

Carter is a Native American of Osage heritage who grew up in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. As a teenager, he was a competitive gymnast and won the state championship. During his Senior year at Pawhuska High School, Carter won the Class A State Wrestling Championship at 108 pounds.

Growing up, Carter was involved in ranching and rodeos which helped develop his love of horses. At age 14, he began galloping race horses for a local trainer to help fund his rodeo participation. He would occasionally ride races on the weekends throughout his Senior year in high school at Blue Ribbon Downs and Eureka Downs.

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