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Unstoppable by Anthony Robles
September 2013

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

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 5, the one-legged toddler scaled a 50-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 that 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.


Anthony Robles is an ASU alumnus and one of the most accomplished wrestlers in Arizona State history.

Praise for this book

“That he didn’t quit, that he came back for one final season in the sport 'God put him on this earth to do,' as Judy puts it, 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. … The guy thinks he’s Superman. Look at what he’s done already. Who are we to argue?”

Jay Leno
TV host, from the book's foreword

"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
Former secretary of state