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Ryle Smith Named All Around Champion
4-18 Rodeo Ketter
Dan Ketter of Roy Washington catches some air during this bareback bronc ride on Saturday at the Oakdale Rodeo. Ketter landed a 78-point ride to win the bareback title. - photo by PHOTO BY SCOTT OSLUND


Ryle Smith, a 2005 Oakdale High graduate and professional cowboy, returned to his hometown triumphantly on April 13 and 14 to claim an All-Around Champion title at the 61st Annual Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo.

Smith landed second in tie-down roping and third in steer wrestling to finish with the top marks in a muddy field of play that left most cowboys floundering in the sludge.

For additional photos, more information on Smith, money winners and other local rodeo contestants and bullfighters. catch the April 18 print edition of the Oakdale Leader.