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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Building the American Dream

Russ Babcock installs pieces of a rock climbing wall inside the newly-opened Chaos gym in Belton, Mo., while his father, Roger Babcock, cuts additional pieces of lumber for the project. Russ and his wife, Liz, a former children's case worker, opened the gym with the hopes of realizing their dreams of owning their own business. Chaos is the only ninja warrior gym in Kansas City. The gym provides fitness classes and training for people of all body types and fitness levels.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2015
Date Uploaded: 12.2015
Photo Location: Belton, Missouri, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Copyright: © Jamie Arthur