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Press Photo by Dustin Monke Cody Wright of Milford, Utah, rides K Gotcha on Aug. 2, 2009, during the long round of the Champions Ride saddle bronc match at Home on the Range near Sentinel Butte. Wright, a two-time Champions Ride winner, returns to the event Sunday with four of his younger brothers.

Cowboy families descend on Champions Ride

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Rodeo truly is a family affair, no matter what the level.

If you need an example, look at the Wright brothers.

Cody Wright is 33 years old. Yet, he still spends most of his summer bunking with three younger brothers in the camper they haul behind a crew cab pickup truck that they travel in to rodeos throughout the country.


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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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