ARM is excited to announce the keynote speaker for the 2017 Annual Meeting at Rotoplas is Anthony Robles, who will kick off our general sessions on September 27 with a motivational talk you will never forget.
Anthony is a three-time all-American wrestler who won the 2010-11 NCAA individual wrestling championship in the 125-pound weight class despite being born with only one leg. A graduate of Arizona State University with a degree in Business Communication, he was also awarded the 2011 NCAA “Best Wrestler of the National Tournament Award”.
Robles is the recipient of the “Jimmy V Perseverance Award” at the ESPN ESPYs and he has also received the NFL “Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award”.
Robles is a Nike athlete, the first signed to an agreement after having retired from active participation in a sport.
He is currently ESPN’s NCAA wrestling analyst and expert and is the wrestling analyst for the Pac-12 Network as well. He was inducted to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2012 and is the author of Unstoppable: From Underdog to Undefeated: How I Became a Champion.
In 2013, President Obama appointed Robles as a member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. Additionally, Robles was a member of the Presidential Delegation to the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Games.
Robles lives in Chandler, Arizona. The script for a feature film chronicling his life story has been completed and the film is currently in pre-production.
Registration for Rotoplas will begin in late June. Exhibit space and sponsorship are now available.