New stars are born after Cheney Rodeo wins
July 19, 2012
By PAUL DELANEY
When the dust settled, some new stars may have been born at the 45th Cheney Rodeo.
Bull rider Dustin Smith of St. Paul, Ore. had an 87-point ride Sunday to lead a legion of competitors who had by far their season-best paydays.
Smith, who according to the most recently posted standings in the Columbia River Circuit had won a total of $424, collected a $2,677.80 payday on board Carpet Shock. Cheyne Olney form Kennewick took home $2,209.02 with his 81-point ride on a bull named Punch.
Smith was just one of a handful of competitors who appear to have shot out of t...