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rJ Hicks finished third this season in the Washington State High School Rodeo Association finals, earning him a spot in the nationals rodeo this summer in Wyoming.

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RJ Hicks qualifies for rodeo nationals

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For most people, 8 seconds doesn’t hold much significance; it’s a sip of coffee in the morning, a flip through the newspaper, a stroll across the street, a brief daydream. But if you’re a bullrider like RJ Hicks, 8 seconds can be the world –– the difference between success and failure, the culmination of a season’s worth of hard work, compressed into not much more than the blink of an eye.

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