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Wed., Oct. 16, 2013, 4:24 p.m.

Cheney’s Gray Lands In Rodeo Finals

Ryan Gray and his wife Lacy enjoy an early morning fall ride on Friday, October 11, 2013, at their ranch near Ford, Wash.

Ryan Gray and Tyson Durfey made returning to the upper echelon of pro rodeo sound easy.  Both used the word focus after they officially qualified for the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. It was a trip they both missed last year, ending long appearances at the lucrative season ending Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association championship. “I tried to focus more and enjoy it,” said Gray, a bareback rider who graduated from Cheney High School. “I’m riding better. I felt I had to step up my game.” Gray had qualified for seven straight Finals before last year and, with more than $100,000 in winnings, heads to Las Vegas in fourth place among bareback riders/Dave Trimmer, SR. More here. (SR photos: Ryan Tjomsland)

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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