On Wednesday, October 19, Anthony Robles, the 2011 NCAA champion at 125 lbs. in wrestling, will speak at DeSales University. Robles is currently the only athlete in history with a missing limb to win a National Collegiate Championship. The lecture will be at 3:00 p.m. in the Commonwealth Room of the DeSales University Center and is free and open to the public.
Robles’ speech, Being Unstoppable, will focus on releasing the inner champion through developing the right mindset, looking beyond obstacles, and focusing on what you can control.
Despite being born with only one leg, Robles became one of the nation’s top high school wrestlers. At Mesa High School in Mesa, Ariz., he lettered three times in wrestling and served as team captain. Robles then attended Arizona State University, where he graduated in 2011 with a degree in business communications. While at Arizona State, Robles earned the 2011 NWCA Outstanding Wrestler of the Tournament award, was a three-time NCAA All-American, and was a three-time Pac-10 Conference Champion.
In addition to his motivational speaking tour of colleges, athletic programs, and high schools, Robles is a volunteer coach at Arizona State.
Character U, DeSales University’s first-year experience, is sponsoring Robles’ visit. Character U serves as a resource for first-year students to help make the transition from high school to college a little smoother, while also giving students character development opportunities through keynote speakers, diverse programs, campus events and meetings with their peer mentors.
For more information, contact Chad Serfass, assistant director of the DeSales Experience, at 610-282-1100, ext. 1599.
- Kara Moran '13
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