Published on October 16th, 2019 | by University Communications


Champion wrestler to speak on disability issues, perseverance

NCAA National Champion Anthony Robles will visit Saint Leo University to share his journey as part of Saint Leo’s Disability Awareness Week celebration, from 7 to 8 p.m., on Thursday, October 24, at the Marion Bowman Activities Center. This event will also be livestreamed. Robles is a wrestler who won the 2011 NCAA individual wrestling championship in the 125-pound weight class despite being born with only one leg. He wrestled in high school and at Arizona State University. Robles was the recipient of the “Jimmy V Perseverance Award” at the 2011 ESPYs. After his wrestling career, he wrote the book Unstoppable: From Underdog to Undefeated: How I Became a Champion.

Following the event, Robles will stay for a meet-and-greet with students. Copies of his book will be given out as prizes throughout the week as part of our disability awareness celebration. This event is sponsored in partnership with Accessibility Services, Athletics, Counseling Services, Multicultural and International Services Office (MISO), Residence Life, Global Engagement, and Student Activities. If you have any questions or require accommodations to attend this event, please contact the Office of Accessibility Services at

The views expressed during the event are those of the presenters and do not necessarily represent the views of the university.

Tags: , , , , ,

Comments are closed.

Back to Top ↑