Michael Hamrick of Mount Vernon, Ind., took the lead Monday in all-around cowboy standings at the National Finals Rodeo after winning the day's performance in steer wrestling.

Hamrick's time of 5.491 seconds helped him earn 150 points and first place in all-around standings after the first day of the rodeo at Gillette's Cam-plex center. The event continues through Sunday.Chad Edgmon of Fallon, Nev., had taken the lead after the first round of competition after winning the first performance in calf roping. But he dropped into a three-way tie for fourth place in all-around standings after placing third in calf roping in the evening performance.

Idaho led in team standings with 950 points, outpacing second-place Colorado's 845 points. Oregon was third at 815, California fourth at 775 and Utah rounded out the top five at 755.

Idaho's ranking was helped by several first-place finishes by competitors on girls' teams. Christina Cord of Sun Valley, Idaho, placed first in the evening girls' cutting competition, and Ashley Mulick of Mackay, Idaho, was first in the morning competition in goat tying.

Despite her first-place finish, Cord failed to place in the top five in the all-around cowgirl competition. Taking first place after Monday's events was Tyra Kane of Manzanola, Colo., with 260. She placed first in pole bending with a time of 20.293 seconds.

Ross Coleman of Molalla, Ore., was second in the all-around cowboy standings after tying for first in the bareback bronc event.

Mikey Fletcher of Davie, Fla., moved into sole possession of first place in the all-around rookie cowboy standings after tying for the position with Troy Gorrell of Houstonia, Mo., after the day's first performance.

In other events, Heather Hutto of Del Rio, Texas, held onto first place in barrel racing with a time of 17.266 seconds. Jenny Cowart of Seville, Fla., was first in breakaway roping with a time of 3.46 seconds.

Jason McClain of Kiowa, Colo., picked up 75 points in bull riding for first place, 5 points ahead of second-place bull rider Cal Casey of Hastings, Mich.