Get ready, get set.....
The first heat of swimmers wait in the water for the start of the Saturdays Y ot Tri triathlon.
Dedicated to winning
Jessica Housekeeper ran from the pool to her bike and would ultimately take first in her age group for females during the Y Not Tri competition on Saturday.
Bike race begins
Shawn Deals raced out of the parking lot to start the bike section of the triathlon.
Striving to win
Jacqueline Yust began the bike part of the triathlon and would go on to become the overall female winner.
Taking first place
Richard Hurt completed the final leg of the bike section and takes first in his age group.
Second leg of competition
Justin Christiansen transitions from the swim event to biking at the Y "Not" Tri in Cassville.
Danny Farage throws up the "hang loose" as he comes in second for his age group.
Friends to the end
Friends and neighbors, Nicholas Heeter, left and Kyle Russell match stride as they finish the triathlon together.
Pausing to recover
Dennis Noel catches his breath after taking second in his age group at the Seventh Annual Y "Not" Tri Triathlon on July 13
First time participant finishes event
Jim Sharman receives a congratulatory hug from his daughter after completing the triathlon. Sharman, 70, of Purdy, said he only took eight weeks to prepare for the event and accomplished his goal of completing the event in its entirety.