Ogden cowboy Craig Kosoff roped his calf in 9.0 seconds Tuesday night to take the overall lead in the event for the Days of '47 Rodeo, and another Utah cowboy, Tim Rydalch, of Stockton, had Tuesday night's highest score of 71 in bareback bronc riding but wasn't close to the dual 77s posted in Monday's opening round.
The rodeo, worth about $140,000 in prize money, continues through Monday with performances every night except Sunday.Kosoff was the only performer from Tuesday night's session to beat a score established Monday, and he did it by a long shot. On Monday, Mike Johnson of Henryetta, Okla., was the leader at 9.8 seconds, but Kosoff did it .8 faster.
Rydalch was the nightly leader Tuesday, but former world bareback champion Lewis Feild of Elk Ridge, Utah, and Danny Brady of Henderson, Nev., each scored 77s on Monday night.
As Tuesday's rodeo wound to a close, a bull jumped the arena fence and headed out the back door of the Salt Palace. It was recaptured by cowboys on First South and Third West and brought back. No damage or injuries were reported.