postheadericon Kansans leap into Jr. Ironman contention

Bo Yaussi of Udall, Kan., moved into the lead in the Jr. Ironman Championship with a solid second go-round Saturday morning. (JAMES PHIFER PHOTO)

Bo Yaussi of Udall, Kan., moved into the lead in the Jr. Ironman Championship with a solid second go-round Saturday morning. (JAMES PHIFER PHOTO)

The second round of the Jr. Ironman Championship turned into a Kansas affair at the Lazy E Arena.

Bo Yaussi of Udall jumped from third to first in the aggregate race to the $10,000 first-place prize, while J.D. Draper of Oakley slid up two spots to second. Yaussi roped, tied and wrestled four animals in 42.7 seconds Saturday morning and sits atop the standings with 95.2 seconds through eight runs.

Draper had a stronger go-round, finishing in 41.7 seconds. He has a cumulative time of 103.8 seconds, setting up the potential for a Sunflower State Showdown for Sunday morning’s final round.

New Mexican Garrett Jacobs posted the fastest round of the competition so far to win the second day with a 39.9. He pocketed $1,000.

Fastest round: Garrett Jacobs, 39.9 seconds, $1,000.

Aggregate leaders: 1. Bo Yaussi, 95.2 seconds; 2. J.D. Draper, 103.8; 4. Haven Meged, 122.9. 4. Wyatt Hansen, 159.9; 5. Garrett Jacobs, 171.2.

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