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Anthony Robles on being unstoppable in wrestling and life after being born with one leg

Thurl Bailey is joined by Anthony Robles (ESPN/PAC-12 wrestling analyst, 2011 NCAA wrestling champion, 2x ESPY award winner, NIKE athlete, and author) to talk about the struggles he faced growing up without his right leg, being treated differently as a child, and the importance of having a great support system growing up. Then Anthony talks about how a push-up contest led him to find his competitive drive and how his cousin helped him find a passion for wrestling. We also talk about the challenges he faced once Anthony committed to a life of wrestling, how he had to innovate to adapt to the sport, and the misconceptions he faced once he started to win. We then discuss Anthony's book, Unstoppable: From Underdog to Undefeated - How I Became a Champion, the film that is being produced about his life, and the message of being unstoppable. Lastly, we talk about the racial injustices that are taking place throughout the world and how it offers the opportunity to embrace each other, to have empathy for one another, and how we can be better as a country.

Published: Tuesday, June 23, 2020   |   Runtime: 45:13