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Posted: Thursday, October 4, 2012 8:12 am | Updated: 4:51 pm, Thu Oct 4, 2012.

Wrestling champion, motivational speaker, and now author Anthony Robles is making a pit stop in his home state this weekend for a book signing in Ahwatukee Foothills.

Robles’ first book, “Unstoppable,” was released last week and is based on Robles’ life growing up as a kid without one of his legs, the challenges he faced, and the road to his successful career in wrestling.

On a six-week book tour, Robles will be signing copies of his book at the Ahwatukee Barnes and Noble at 48th Street and Ray Road this Saturday.

Robles grew up in Mesa and eventually became a two-time state high school champion and a national collegiate champion while at Arizona State University.

“(The book) is about life and having that title of being disabled even though I didn’t see it that way,” Robles said. “We all have challenges to overcome and it’s about overcoming them.”

His tour kicked off in New York, where he was featured on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” He is also preparing to appear on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in the near future, as well as locking in a movie deal based on his life and career.

“I’m living the dream,” Robles added.

But for the 24 year old, the recognition still takes getting used to.

“It’s still pretty crazy, all I wanted was a national title,” said Robles. “But it’s an amazing opportunity and I’m very blessed.”

The book signing will be at 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 6. at the Ahwatukee Barnes and Noble, 4847 E. Ray Road.

For more information about Robles, visit anthonyrobles.com.

• Contact writer: (480) 898-4903 or dmartinez@ahwatukee.com

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