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Third Place | Portrait Christine Nguyen, North State Journal Bruce Adams of Boiling Springs turns himself into {quote}Chico{quote} before taking part in one of his final rodeos before retiring. “It’s time for someone else to take over,” said Adams, who has been a rodeo clown for 30 years. “The people I used to do it with are out here with their kids now. It’s all changing. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it’s changing.”

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Christine Nguyen, North State Journal

Bruce Adams of Boiling Springs turns himself into "Chico" before taking part in one of his final rodeos before retiring. “It’s time for someone else to take over,” said Adams, who has been a rodeo clown for 30 years. “The people I used to do it with are out here with their kids now. It’s all changing. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it’s changing.”