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Leaping from the saddle of a speeding horse onto a 500-pound steer and wrestling it to the ground may seem to have little to do with science or computers. Yet "bulldogging," as this event is known, as well as the sport of rodeo as a whole, depends increasingly on computer techniques. Today's rodeo athletes learn their skills in high school and college rodeos, and they perfect their abilities in private schools taught by specialists. Even the events in which these serious riders and ropers compete are likely to be scheduled, scored, and administered by computer.