Unstoppable: From Underdog to Undefeated: How I Became  a Champion   -     By: Anthony Robles
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Unstoppable: From Underdog to Undefeated: How I Became a Champion

Gotham Books / 2012 / Hardcover

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Anthony Robles challenges what many people think of as "disability." Although born without his right leg, Anthony went on to become a champion wrestler in both high school and college at Arizona State, finally winning the 2011 NCAA title in the 125 pounds weight class. However, his achievements didn't come easily, and in Unstoppable: From Underdog to Undefeated he chronicles his journey of courage and perseverance.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: Gotham Books
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.5 (inches)
ISBN: 1592407773
ISBN-13: 9781592407774
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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.

Author Bio

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.

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"Unstoppable is an inspirational narrative that captures the essence of conquering fears, breaking down barriers, and never letting one’s dreams be shattered.  This is truly the American spirit."
—Condoleezza Rice

"I am inspired by his courage… [Anthony] is a reminder of the amazing things that can happen when we don’t give in; when we hang on for just a little longer than our bodies and minds are telling us to." —Jay Leno, from the Foreword

"Unstoppable is a really touching and absorbing account of Anthony's journey. I've really enjoyed the way he's taken me there to share it with him. This is a great book!"
—Serena Williams

"Anthony Robles beat the odds by becoming unstoppable on the mat and in life. He's an inspiration."
—Michael Oher, author of the New York Times bestseller I Beat the Odds

"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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