Unstoppable: From Underdog to Undefeated: How I Became a Champion

Unstoppable: From Underdog to Undefeated: How I Became a Champion


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Unstoppable: From Underdog to Undefeated: How I Became a Champion by Anthony Robles, Austin Murphy

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 six-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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592407774
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 09/27/2012
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.86(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Anthony Robles is a three-time all-American wrestler and motivational speaker. 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 recieved the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award. He will be inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2012. He lives in Mesa, Arizona.

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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From the Publisher

Unstoppable is filled with passion, empowerment, hope, and encouragement. Anyone who reads this book will walk away with a sense of self-motivation to go out and accomplish their dreams.”
—LaDainian Tomlinson, former NFL running back and Most Valuable Player

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Unstoppable: From Underdog to Undefeated: How I Became a Champion 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book for the wrestling community
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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