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Cary Man Sure He Has Rock, Paper, Scissors Title in Hand

Posted May 10, 2007

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— Aaron Rich is an athlete from Cary who’s vying for a national championship.

For weeks, the 25-year-old has been working up a sweat practicing — in his living room.

His sport doesn't require strength — and it is not clear how much skill. Whatever it takes, however, he has what it takes to compete in the national tournament — the rock, paper, scissors tournament.

If you think it’s a silly kid's game, crush that idea. Slap it away. Snip it in the bud.

There's actually a tournament this weekend in Las Vegas, and Rich made the cut.

He is pretty confident, too.

“The only odds are 100 percent that I'm gonna win,” he proclaimed Thursday.>

“Oh, he's gonna win. He always wins,” said friend Timothy Tresohlavy.

Rich has a sponsor, an entertainment company that will pay him several thousand dollars to play.

“Obviously I am a champion, so there's gotta be a little skill,” Rich said.

ESPN will televise the tournament.

Rich is one of 256 players. The prize is $50,000.

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  • lady-in-raleigh May 11, 2007

    when I was young I NEVER in my wildest dream thought that this game would get you somewhere...LAS VEGAS!! & add money to your pockets, better start making my son practice lol ;)

  • andtoto2 May 11, 2007

    How in the world does one "work up a sweat" playing rock, paper, scissors?

  • grumpyhermit May 11, 2007

    why is this sport any sillier than, say, football ... at least you're not likely to suffer a concussion playing this game!

    I agree w/richepiphany below ... American Dream!

  • IzzMad2016 May 11, 2007

    OMG -- it's nonsense stories like this that make so many people bash and belittle Cary and its residents. I love living here but sheesh--this makes even me shake my head in wonder.

  • Tarheelz1 May 11, 2007

    my guess is he does not have a girlfriend

  • richepiphany May 10, 2007

    Some people have a lot of spare time? I think making several thousand dollars and a free trip to Vegas is not a bad use of spare time. I mean having fun and making money, that is the American Dream.

  • Cyn May 10, 2007

    This is great! I'm gonna start playing. He has a sponsor and a trip to LV and $50000 in prize money he's trying for and there are basically 3 moves to this thing. OK my first move is Slap, Slap, Rock. Take that!

  • wyheel May 10, 2007

    oh yeah! You all are just losers!
    I always win at this... it IS strategy!
    (said with tongue in cheek and humor in his voice)

  • ProudConservative2 May 10, 2007

    ESPN? We are obviously running out of real sports to cover.

  • lollly52 May 10, 2007

    Bread and circuses

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