Bull gores Alaska rodeo promoter at his own event

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Rodeo cowboy Frank Koloski has been gored before, but never at an event he sponsored.

The founder and co-owner of Rodeo Alaska on Saturday was promoting and participating in the Alaska Sales & Service Bear Paw Rodeo Round-Up and took a steer horn to the abdomen.

"I have a nice little hole in me," he said Monday from his hospital bed.

Originally from St. Cloud, Florida, Koloski's specialty is "double mugging," an event in which one cowboy on a horse ropes a steer while another on foot tries to wrestle the animal to the ground, the Anchorage Daily News (http://bit.ly/1jI8MzV) reported.

Koloski on Saturday night was the cowboy on foot.

"It was just pretty wild," he said. "When I went to take him down, I felt him hit me."

He also saw blood on his shirt. The bull's horn had punctured him below his stomach and pushed in about 4

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