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Press Photo by Dustin Monke Sam Spreadborough rides Bahama Mama to a win in the saddle bronc riding on Thursday night during the first performance of the Roughrider Days Rodeo at the Dickinson State Outdoor Arena. Spreadborough, a native of Australia, won with an 81-point ride.

Australian Spreadborough wins saddle bronc riding at Roughrider Days Rodeo opener


Ten years ago, Sam Spreadborough moved from Australia to Texas to ride saddle broncs.

On Thursday night, the 30-year-old came to Dickinson and showed exactly why he came to the United States.

The seventh-ranked bronc rider in the world took Korkow Rodeo's Bahama Mama on a smooth 81-point ride to win the first performance of the Roughrider Days Rodeo at the Dickinson State Outdoor Arena.

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Dustin Monke
Monke came to The Dickinson Press in July 2006 as the newspaper's sports editor and was hired as its managing editor in March 2013. During his tenure at The Press, Monke has won multiple awards for sports reporting, feature reporting, column writing, page design and photography. He has been a key member of The Press winning the North Dakota Newspaper Association's General Excellence and Sweepstakes awards in 2009 and 2012, as well as the Press' Sweepstakes win in 2013. As the newspaper's editor, he writes a Sunday column, contributes feature stories, designs pages and oversees the day-to-day operations of the newsroom and editorial staff.
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