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Anthony Robles      

2011 NCAA Wrestling Champion, Recipient of the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance, ESPN ESPY Awards and Author, "Unstoppable"

Born with one leg, 2011 NCAA Champion Anthony Robles became an unstoppable force in college wrestling who now shares his strategy for success and limitless belief in self and the motivation to do things other people wouldn't have thought possible.

When Anthony Robles was born without a right leg, there was little hope that he would go on to live a normal life, much less one focused on pursuing success in a sport as demanding as wrestling when such a disadvantage would prove a challenge that is almost insurmountable. But Robles proved to be a force that is unstoppable. With steely determination, a dedication to sharpening his mental strength and adapting his technique to win matches, Robles went from being the worst wrestler in the city of Mesa, Arizona to become the 2011 NCAA Division I Champion, a three-time All-American and NWCA Outstanding Wrestler of the Tournamentall the while winning with the disadvantage of wrestling able-bodied athletes. Motivated and charismatic, Robles credits his ability to succeed in the face of overwhelming challenges to a belief instilled in him by his mother from the time he was bornthat he could do anything and could overcome any obstacle that came his way.

His remarkable story has made him a sought after guest on major national media including ESPN, "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," and his book "Unstoppable: From Underdog to Undefeated: How I Became a Champion" was released in the fall of 2012. A symbol of perseverance, Robles shares with audiences his philosophy that courage and the tenacity to never give up on your dream can make you unstoppable no matter how overwhelming the odds. Currently a wrestling analyst for ESPN, Robles is the recipient of the 2011 ESPYs Jimmy V Award for Perseverance.

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My Story: Unstoppable

Anthony Robleswho was born without a right legnever let his disability stop him from achieving his dreams. With unrelenting determinationand the belief that he could do anythinghe defied all odds, and became a champion wrestler competing against able-bodied athletes. NCAA Division I Champion, three-time All-American and recipient of the 2011 ESPY Jimmy V Award for Perseverance, Robles inspires others to believe that they too can overcome any odds stacked against them. In this moving and awe-inspiring presentation, Robles illustrates how perseverance, hard work and a strong belief in yourself can lead anyone to successand make you unstoppable.

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