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
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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