Pakootas brings home centennial title

Oliver Pakootas raises his hand after winning the Indian?Relay Race Saturday at the Pendleton Round-Up.

Amid a flurry of Western rodeo tradition, Pendleton Round-Up’s Indian relay championship on Saturday ended with team Grizzly Mountain in first place.

Jockey Oliver Pakootas, who rode in two winning heats earlier this week, was Round-Up’s 2008 championship rider. But he said a centennial title was extra special.

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