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One-legged wrestler ends career with national title, perfect season

by Catherine Holland - Posted March 22, 2011

PHOENIX – Fresh off a big win that crowned him one of the best wrestlers in the NCAA, Anthony Robles is still flying high.

Robles, who grew up in Mesa and started wrestling when he was a freshman in high school, stopped by 3TV to chat with Tara Hitchcock about his career and his newly won title.

When his cousin first introduced him to the sport of wrestling, Robles said he wasn’t a fan, at least not at first.

“One of the times I was watching, he kind of forced me into practice,” Robles, now 22, recalled. “He was like, ‘One of my guys needs a partner. Get in there!’

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