What My Sport Taught Me: ESPY Award winner and wrestling champion Anthony Robles
SOURCE: www.ncaa.org
January 22, 2018


By Anthony Robles as told to Kayci Woodley

I never felt like I belonged. I always kind of felt like an outsider and was trying to find my purpose, to fit in some way. And with wrestling, I didn’t really need to fit in. Wrestlers, they all have their unique styles. And being out there one-on-one with your opponent, that’s what I loved about it.

I was blessed to have a great high school career, but when I got to Arizona State, I remember it felt like I was starting all over again. I actually got pinned in the practice wrestle-offs and that was very humbling. As time went on, and as I’d lose and get frustrated, I started to learn really what I was made of on the inside.