From Underdog to Undefeated: How I Became a Champion
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The powerful and inspiring story of an all-American wrestler who defied the odds
Anthony Robles is a three-time all-American wrestler, the 2011 NCAA National Wrestling Champion, and a Nike-sponsored athlete. He was also born without his right leg. Doctors could not explain to his mother, Judy, what led to the birth defect, but at the age of five, the one-legged toddler scaled a fifty-foot pole unassisted. From that moment on, Judy knew without a doubt that her son would be unstoppable.
When Anthony first began wrestling in high school, he was the smallest kid on the team and finished the year in last place. Yet Anthony’s family and coaches supported his decision to continue, and he completed his junior and senior years with a 96–0 record to become a two-time Arizona State champion.
In college, Anthony had to prove all over again that he could excel. Despite hardships on and off the mat—including the temptation to quit school and get a job to help his family when they lost their home to foreclosure—Anthony focused his determination and became a champion once again.
Since winning the national championship in March 2011, Anthony has become a nationally recognized role model to kids and adults alike. But Unstoppable is not just an exciting sports memoir or an inspirational tale of living with a disability. It is also the story of one man whose spirit and unyielding resolve remind us all that we have the power to conquer adversity—in whatever form.
Inspiring and motivational
Being one of Anthony's form high school coaches at Mesa High I witness a lot first hand and through all the pain and suffering Anthony let's nothing conquer him and perseveres through any and all obstacles in his life - with that million dollar smile.
Till this day we still mention his name in the room to our wrestling teams, whenever one complains about hard work and training. Anthony is trade mark evidence of what Mesa High Wrestling winning recipe is; SHOW UP, WORK HARD, BE COACH-ABLE = SUCCESS
Amazing story of courage and perseverance. A must read for anyone seeking inspiration.
Totally awesome! A must read for any athlete and everyone that enjoys a truly inspirational story. Thanks Anthony.