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Press Photo by Dustin Monke South Dakota saddle bronc rider Cole Elshere tries to hold on during last year's Roughrider Days Rodeo on July 1 at the Dickinson State Outdoor Arena. Elshere is now ranked fifth in the PRCA world standings and is one of many top saddle bronc riders entered at the Dickinson rodeo this year.

Top contestants entered in Roughrider Days Rodeo

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The list of saddle bronc riders entered at the Roughrider Days Rodeo is a who's who of the upper Midwest's best.

Seven of the world's top 20 bronc riders, five of whom have National Finals Rodeo experience, are entered in the three-day rodeo that begins next Friday at the Dickinson State Outdoor Arena. Friday, Saturday and Sunday's evening performances all begin at 6:30 p.m.


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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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