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Rock Paper Scissors champ on to Olympics

June 23, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
More than 300 people competed this weekend to be the national champion of the game, Rock Paper Scissors.Sean Sears of Chicopee, Mass. threw the winning rock to defeat Julie Crossley of Anderson, Ind., in the final match of the 2008 Bud Light/U.S.A. Rock Paper Scissors League Championship in Las Vegas on Sunday, June 22, 2008.

Sears will get $50,000 and will represent the USA in the first ever international competition at the Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.

People usually play the game to settle disputes, and most everyone can play it.

"These are players from all walks of life. What's great about this sport, is this sport has a very low-bearing entry, and yet it takes a lifetime to become a master," explains Matti Leschman, commissioner of the USA Rock Paper Scissors League. "So you see people who are blue collar, white collar, rich people, poor people... this is the great democratizing sport of America."

 

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