One-legged wrestler, Arizona State’s Anthony Robles wins 125-lbs NCAA Wrestling National Championship. The Sun Devils senior, who was born with only one leg, used two near fall tilts in the first period to down defending champion Matt McDonough of Iowa, 7-1. As the final whistle blew, Robles buried his head in the mat and then looked up to the sky with a smile. “It was huge. I had a lot of butterflies going out there,” said Robles. “I’ve dreamt about stepping on that stage a dozen times, and this whole year I’ve just been preparing for that moment.” The performance helped him earn Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament.
This year’s ESPY awards were special because Anthony Robles, the 2011 NCAA D1 wrestling champion at 125 lbs, won two of them. Robles won the Best Male Athlete with a Disability award and the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance. The Jimmy V award is given to someone who has overcome great obstacles with physical perseverance and determination – George Karl, the Denver Nuggets coach, won it last year for his battles with cancer. Anthony’s stellar work ethic and innovative usage of the tilt concept (putting the opponent in danger of being pinned) to score points led to one of the best stories in all of sports coming together almost before our eyes. It is truly commendable that sports fans and ESPN have recognized his efforts and achievements and given him an even bigger stage to tell his inspirational story.
What’s even more impressive than winning an NCAA title with one leg is how hot this dude’s mother is. M.I.L.F.
The tattoos are workin for me too, even that hilarious Raiders one. Yeah I said it, Anthony Robles. I want to fuck your mom. You may be able to out wrestle me, but there’s no way you’re kicking my ass in a street fight bro. Because lets be serious, you’re wrestling at 125. However, you’re missing a leg. That leg probably weighs about 35 lbs. give or take. Therefore, you have a upper body of someone who’s like 160, but you’re pinning these flyweights. Not trying to take away credit from the kid, but let’s not get carried away either.