June 4, 2012
Inspirational Athlete, 2011 NCAA Wrestling Champion and Recipient of the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance, ESPN ESPY Awards, Anthony Robles was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame over the June 1-2nd weekend in Stillwater, Oklahoma. During the ceremony, he was awarded the Medal of Courage, which is given to a wrestler who has overcome insurmountable challenges. Born with one leg, Robles earned three NCAA All-American honors while claiming the 2011 NCAA title at 125 pounds for Arizona State University. Other inductees included two world champions, a successful coach and wrestler, and the heaviest athlete in Olympic history.
Lee Roy Smith, Executive Director of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame said of the inductees, “We are fortunate to have such a rich heritage of wrestling in the United States and the Class of 2012 certainly perpetuates this sport’s extraordinary legacy. I am excited that our Hall of Fame gets to honor such a prestigious and diverse group.”
Robles’ memoir Unstoppable will be released in September 2012.
To learn more about Anthony Robles, please visit: WashingtonSpeakers.com/ARobles.