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Aaron ThompsonClass: Junior
Previous School: William Byrd HS
Hometown: Vinton, Va.
2009 (Fr.): Saw limited action, only competing for the Flames at the Southern Scuffle (Dec. 29-30)… posted a 0-2 record at 157 pounds … dropped his opening match to Bloomsburg's Mike Wechsler by major decision, 12-2 … eliminated from the event in a 3-0 decision loss to Appalachian State's Brett Houghton.
Prep: Graduated from William Byrd High School … three-time district champion … placed at the regional tournament all four years of high school … finished second at the district championship and fifth at the regionals as a freshman at 112 pounds … district champion as a sophomore at 112 pounds, while placing second at the regional tournament … posted a 37-12 record as a junior at 135 pounds, finishing first at the district and second at the regional championship … also placed second in the Greco and Freestyle state tournament … capped off his high school record with a 39-3 season at 145 pounds … captured the district title, while placing third at the regional and state championships … NOVA Classic winner … Turner Ashby and Big Orange champion … posted a 5-0 record at the Virginia Duals.
Personal: Son of Dean and Jenna Thompson … birthday is on May 10 … majoring in sport management … would like to be an athletic director after graduation … lists bananas, Oreos and peanut butter among his favorite snack food items … if he could spend one year anywhere in the world it would be Australia, because it looks like an awesome place … if he had a theme song for his life, it would be "My Father's Eyes" by Eric Clapton.