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Roanoke Rapids High School Yellow Jackets Wrestler Aaron Hunter placed top eight during the 2A NCHSAA State Wrestling Championship this past weekend.

While Wrestling at 170 lbs.division, Aaron entered as the East number 2 seed. 

During the Championship first round, Aaron lost Calvin Jones of East Rutherford #3 seed in the West Region 6-2.

During the First Round Consolation Aaron pinned the 4th seed Nick Hartley of Wilkes Central  from the Mid-West Region in 2:35.

In the Consolation Quarterfinals. Aaron dec. Joseph Terry of North Forsyth, the #2 seed from the Mid-West Region.  This match went into three overtimes called the ultimate tie breaker 3-2.

This advanced him into the consolation 3rd round where Aaron lost to Jeremy Cope of Bunn #3 seed of the East Region 4-3.

Post tournament Jackets head coach DA White stated, "Aaron did an outstanding job this year.  He also finished the season as Northern Carolina Conference Champion, and made the All Conference Team. I would like to thank Wallace Bowser,  Logan Hall and Jordan Hernandez for Wrestling with Aaron to get him ready for States.  They worked very hard during the week of the Tournament."