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Dec 11, 2012 1:51 AM by Associated Press

Bull rider Harris regains standings lead at NFR

LAS VEGAS (AP) - J.W. Harris was one of only four bull riders to not get bucked off, allowing him to reclaim the world standings lead after the fifth round of the National Finals Rodeo on Monday night.

Harris, of Mullin, Texas, finished fourth with a score of 82.5 on Joe Kidd, good enough to take over the lead with earnings of $192,971, while Cody Teel of Kountze, Texas, who did not have a successful ride in the round, fell into second with $185,782 in 2012.

In steer wrestling, three-time and defending world champion Luke Branquinho of Los Alamos, Calif., placed second in the round with a time of 3.9 seconds and took over the world standings lead with $128,043.

In tie-down roping, Matt Shiozawa of Chubbuck, Idaho, won with a time of 7.2.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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