Whear hits 100 wins

Published 9:35 pm Monday, December 17, 2018

Nansemond River High School senior Aaron Whear has gotten off to a solid start in his final wrestling season. Last week, Whear crossed the 100-wins marker for his career.

It is an accomplishment multiple wrestlers have achieved while under Coach Tripp Seed.

“It made me think back to all the hard work I’ve put in with the program over the last five years,” Whear said. “Just coming up through JV and trusting the process and getting better each day. I definitely couldn’t have done it without the direction of my coaches, the support of my family and encouragement from my teammates.”

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Whear admitted that the century mark was in the back of his mind, but he has bigger goals in mind, such as a state title for Nansemond River. The Warriors haven’t had a state champion since 1997.

“I want to bring one home for the school and everyone who has supported me along the way,” Whear said.

Last season, Whear was a regional champion, and a top-five finisher in the state meet in his weight class. With this being his last go-around, he feels he is primed for his best season.

“There is still a lot of work to be done, but I can’t wait for the state tournament in February,” he said. “I feel like I am primed for my best season yet.”