Jenkins Remains Perfect through Two Rounds in Springfield

L.J. Jenkins notches 86 points on Bono in Round 2 in Springfield, Mo. Photo by Andy Watson /

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – With an 86-point effort on Bono, L.J. Jenkinsmaintained his spot atop the leaderboard through two rounds of action at the Invitational. Cody Nance, meanwhile, earned the round win on Saturday with 89 points on Hou’s Back, putting the Tennessee native in second place in the event average.

The Top 5 riders in the world standings failed to make the whistle in Round 2, allowing Joao Ricardo Vieira to maintain his top spot in the world standings, ahead of Guilherme Marchi.

Led by Nance’s effort, a total of seven riders posted qualified rides on Saturday, up from six qualified rides on Friday. Jenkins is the only athlete to cover both of his bulls.

Behind Jenkins (174 points) and Nance (89 points), Josh Faircloth (87.75) sits third in the average, followed by Guytin Tsosie (87.5 points) and J.W. Harris (87.5 points).

Harris earned a score of 87.5 points on Friday, before being stepped on byLong John and sustaining a concussion. The Texas native was back in action on Saturday, but came up short against I’m Your Huckleberry.

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Event Leaders (Round 1- Round 2- Event Total Points)
1. L.J. Jenkins, 88-86-174.00 points.
2. Cody Nance, 0-89-89.00 points.
3. Josh Faircloth, 0-87.75-87.75 points.
4. Guytin Tsosie, 0-87.5-87.50 points.
(tie). J.W. Harris, 87.5-0-87.50 points.
6. Gage Gay, 87.25-0-87.25 points.
7. Fabiano Vieira, 85.5-0-85.50 points.
8. Matt Triplett, 0-84.5-84.50 points.
9. Joao Ricardo Vieira, 84-0-84.00 points.
10. Emilio Resende, 0-83.5-83.50 points.
11. Nathan Schaper, 82.5-0-82.50 points.
12. Tyler Harr, 0-79-79.00 points.
Billy Robinson, 0-0-0.00 points.
Brady Sims, 0-0-0.00 points.
Chase Outlaw, 0-0-0.00 points.
Claudio Crisostomo, 0-0-0.00 points.
Douglas Duncan, 0-0-0.00 points.
Eduardo Aparecido, 0-0-0.00 points.
Guilherme Marchi, 0-0-0.00 points.
Harve Stewart, 0-0-0.00 points.
Jason Malone, 0-0-0.00 points.
Jordan Hupp, 0-0-0.00 points.
Lachlan Richardson, 0-0-0.00 points.
Luis Blanco, 0-0-0.00 points.
Marco Eguchi, 0-0-0.00 points.
Markus Mariluch, 0-0-0.00 points.
Mike Lee, 0-0-0.00 points.
Renato Nunes, 0-0-0.00 points.
Ryan Dirteater, 0-0-0.00 points.
Ryan Roberts, 0-0-0.00 points.
Scottie Knapp, 0-0-0.00 points.
Silvano Alves, 0-0-0.00 points.
Stetson Lawrence, 0-0-0.00 points.
Stormy Wing, 0-0-0.00 points.
Valdiron de Oliveira, 0-0-0.00 points.
Zane Cook, 0-0-0.00 points.
Zane Lambert, 0-0-0.00 points.

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