Posted: Dec 7, 2012 11:06 PM
Updated: Dec 7, 2012 11:11 PM
LAS VEGAS (AP) Defending world champion Tuf Cooper took the lead in the tie-down roping season standings Friday night in the National Finals Rodeo, tying for second in the second round.
Cooper, from Decatur, Texas, earned $12,662 to push his season total to $155,341, ending Justin Maass' 10-month run at the top. Maass, from Giddings, Texas, was shut out after failing to finish in the top six, leaving him at $144,001 with eigtht rounds left.
Cooper's brother, Clif, won the round with a 7.3-second run. Tuf Cooper and Monty Lewis of Hereford, Texas, finished at 7.5.