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

Posted May 10, 2007 8:34 p.m. EDT

— 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.