Unstoppable: From Underdog to Undefeated: How I Became a Champion [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Overview

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 that her son would be unstoppable.

Anthony first began wrestling in high school; he was the smallest kid on the team and finished the year in last place. But he completed his junior and senior years with a 96–0 record to become a two-time Arizona State champion. In college, he faced personal hardships which almost forced him to drop out. But Anthony remained focused on his goals and won the NCAA National Championship in March 2011. Unstoppable is the story of one man whose spirit and unyielding resolve remind us all that we have the power to conquer adversity—in whatever form.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Three-time all-American wrestler. The 2011 NCAA National Wrestling Champion. Nike-sponsored athlete (with his brand-name "Unstoppable" apparel). Robles would seem to have it all, but he was born without a right leg. Here's the story of how he persevered; he's already big on the high school and college talk circuit.
Kirkus Reviews
An absorbing account of achievement by a one-legged college athlete who beat the odds and won the 2010-2011 NCAA individual wrestling championship. In 2012, Robles, who is now an inspirational speaker, was awarded the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance and was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. The author attributes much of his success to the encouragement he received from his mother, who was 16 and unmarried when he was born with one leg. "There is nothing wrong with you," she told him constantly, a sentiment that has stuck with him. With assistance from Murphy (co-author: The Happiness of Pursuit: A Father's Courage, a Son's Love and Life's Steepest Climb, 2011, etc.), Robles describes his determination in the face of defeat, beginning in elementary school when he stood up to bullies. He played flag football but gravitated to wrestling where he could use his overall body strength more effectively. In middle school, he joined the wrestling team, and a supportive coach helped him develop an individual wrestling style (dropping "down low on the mat" where, he explains, he "was much more dangerous"). Despite his disability, with the help of crutches, he was able to keep up with the rigorously brutal training regimen that was required. Wrestling is a vigorous sport, requiring the exertion of almost every muscle in the body, and it demands mental as well as physical discipline in order to successfully counter an opponent's moves. Robles also describes his experiences with the politics of college athletics. An inspiring, eye-opening introduction to a sport not to be confused with commercial wrestling.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101595022
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 9/27/2012
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 388,706
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Anthony Robles
Anthony Robles is a three-time all-American wrestler and motivational speaker, and is ESPN's NCAA Wrestling Analyst and Expert. A graduate of Arizona State University, he is the 2011 NCAA National Wrestling Champion. In 2011 Robles received the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the ESPYs and received the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award. He was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2012. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Introduction: Mother Knows Best xi

Chapter 1 I Want to See My Son 1

Chapter 2 You're Not My Son 15

Chapter 3 Take a Knee 29

Chapter 4 Hunger 45

Chapter 5 "Just Keep Doing What You Do" 57

Chapter 6 "You're Gonna Be a Champion" 71

Chapter 7 Leverage and Loyalty 87

Chapter 8 "I've Seen You on the News" 93

Chapter 9 A Teammate, but Not a Friend 97

Chapter 10 "Finish What You Started" 105

Chapter 11 Hell Week 119

Chapter 12 Decision Time 139

Chapter 13 Robles-Ashmore II 145

Chapter 14 I'll Dolt 151

Chapter 15 Nationals 155

Chapter 16 Finals 165

Chapter 17 Unstoppable 179

Acknowledgments 201

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    Kara cazeau

    I love this book many people can relate to his story . I relate to this story those words spoke right through me . I am female wrestler who overcame adversity like anthony. He is a great role model for faces everywhere he proves to others that we can do what ever we put our minds to.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2014

    Awesome

    Anthony Robles is such an inspiration. I loved watching him throughout his college years and this book truly shows his character and what an amazing person he is. I hope to be able to meet him someday.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    Great book

    Great book for the wrestling community

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2013

    I just read this book (in one sitting because I could not put it

    I just read this book (in one sitting because I could not put it down) and it is one of the greatest reads of my life. Many books are well-written and touching, this book is both of those things but few books can impact your life in the way I know this book will impact mine. Anthony's story is authentic and teaches us the importance of seeing obstacles as opportunities to find strengths in alternate ways.  If you read this book and your life is not changed for the better in some way, you have missed out on the message. 

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