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Press Photo by Dustin Monke Clay Schaeffer, a Medora cowboy who grew up in the Badlands and graduated from New England High School, is steadily working his way into the professional rodeo ranks. He takes his next step today at the Champions Ride Match.

Riding with a plan

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Two years ago when Dusty Hausauer flew back to North Dakota for the Champions Ride saddle bronc match, he watched intently as one of his former high school teammates, a little-known amateur bronc rider who grew up in the Badlands, impressed professionals and veteran cowboys with his skills in the arena.


That's when Hausauer's expectations for Clay Schaeffer grew.

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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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