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Robles to appear on Wednesday airing of Tonight Show

Posted by on July 20, 2011 – 4:28 pm

Anthony Robles (East Valley Tribune)The media whirlwind continues for Anthony Robles, the 2011 NCAA wrestling champion from Arizona State and (previously) Mesa High.

A week after winning both the 2011 Jimmy V Award for Perseverance and 2011 Best Male Athlete with a Disability Award at the ESPYs, Robles will be a guest of Jay Leno on The Tonight Show on Wednesday night (July 20) at 10:30 p.m. on NBC (Channel 12).

Robles will join actor Daniel Craig and musical guest Gavin DeGraw on the show.

Robles is celebrating his 23rd birthday the same day he appears on the show.

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  • Connor Webster says:

    Dear Editor,

    I am inspired by Anthony Robles and his perseverance in doing what he’s done. By winning the Jimmy V award and winning the college championship in wrestling and from being right here in the East Valley, he has given me a new perspective on what priorities should be. Do you think by his example that others with disabilities will be able to be successful in the sports world? And compete versus regular athletes?

    Thank you.

    Connor Webster
    Age 11
    Gilbert, AZ

  • Kyle Odegard says:

    Connor,

    Anthony Robles is certainly a great example of perseverance. It goes to show that those with disabilities can still be successful in the sports landscape. Thank you for taking time to comment.

    Kyle Odegard
    Sportswriter
    East Valley Tribune

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