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...