Anthony Robles, one of the most accomplished wrestlers in Arizona State history, will join the coaching staff for the 2011-12 campaign as a volunteer coach. Robles will work with the lightweights, aving dominated the weight category during his college career. It will be the first coaching position for the Mesa, Ariz.., and even despite his graduation Robles statated that he wanted to come back and help head coach Shawn Charles continue the rebuilding process that he was a part of and help the team to win a team championship.
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2011 NCAA Champion at 125 pound
2011 NWCA Outstanding Wrestler of the Tournament
Three-time NCAA All-American at 125 pounds (2009, 2010, 2011)
Four-time NCAA Qualifier at 125 pounds (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
Three-time Pac-10 Conference Champion at 125 pounds (2009, 2010, 2011)
Four-time Pac-10 Conference Finalist at 125 pounds (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
Finished career ranked 8th in wins at Arizona State (122) and 10th in dual wins (53)
Set ASU career records for bonus-point victories (92) and technical falls (47)
Set ASU single-season records for bonus-point victories (31) and technical falls (24)
Arizona State: Captured the 2011 NCAA Championship at 125 pounds in his senior season to cap a perfect 36-0 season and earn his third All-America honor... advanced to the NCAA Championships four times in his career, falling one win shy as a redshirt freshman of becoming a four-time All-American... finished fourth as a sophomore and seventh as a junior before winning the title as the No. 1 seed his senior season... advanced to the Pac-10 Conference finals all four seasons and won the title his last three years... capped his career with 122 victories, the eighth-most in school history... also ranks 10th all-time in ASU history with 53 wins in dual meets... one of the most prolific point-scorers in ASU history, won 75-percent of his career matches (92 of 122) with bonus points, including a school-record 47 technical falls... as a senior, set single-season records for bonus-point wins (31) and technical falls (24).
2010-11: Capped his career with a 36-0 record and the NCAA title at 125 pounds with a 5-0 record as the top-seed in the tournament... defeated defending champion and No. 2 seed Matt McDonough, 7-1, in the championship final... posted wins by technical fall in his first two matches at the national tournament, giving him a single-season record of 24... scored a 9-3 decision over No. 8 Jarrod Patterson (Oklahoma) in the quarterfinals to earn his third-consecutive All-America honor... defeated unseeded Ben Kjar (Utah Valley), 4-2, in the semifinals to advance to his first national final... selected as the 2011 NWCA Outstanding Wrestler of the Tournament following the Championships... finished third in the race for the Hodge Trophy... earned a spot in the national tournament by winning his third Pac-10 Championship in a row, this time with a 15-4 major decision over No. 17 Jason Lara (Oregon State) in the finals... captured titles at the Cliff Keen/Las Vegas Invitational and the Reno Tournament of Champions... named the OW at Las Vegas, Reno, the Lone Star Duals, the Pac-10s and the NCAAs... named the 2011 Pac-10 Wrestler of the Year... opened his season with two wins by fall, his only two pins of the season... defeated No. 4 Zach Sanders (Minnesota) with a 20-2 technical fall at the NWCA All-Star Classic (exhibition)... starting with his final match at the Virginia Duals, went on a run of 12 wins in a row by technical fall... scored an 18-2 technical fall over Trent Sprenkle (North Dakota State) in the final of the Reno TOC to capture the 100th win in his career... finished with 122 career wins, the eighth-most in the history of the program... won an 18-1 technical fall over Matt Sencenbaugh (Stanford) in the final dual of the year, giving him 53 career dual wins, the 10th most in program history... entered the season ranked No. 3 in most ranking services and climbed as high as No. 2 during the season, never being ranked No. 1 until the NCAA Championships.
2009-10: Earned his second-consecutive All-America honor by placing seventh at the NCAA Championships (125)... went 4-2 at the national meet with his two losses coming to the eventual second- and fourth-place finishers... three of his wins produced bonus points, including one major decision, one tech fall and one fall... repeated as the Pac-10 Champion at 125 pounds with a 9-3 decision over No. 16 Jason Lara (Oregon State) in the final... finished second at the Las Vegas Invitational and Reno Tournament of Champions... went 32-4 on the year with a 16-0 mark in duals... opened the year with 10 wins in a row before falling to then-top-ranked Angel Escobedo (Indiana) in the Vegas final... lost 4-3 to No. 7 Eric Morrill (Edinboro) in the Reno final... rolled off 16 wins in a row after the Reno loss... streak was snapped in the NCAA quarterfinals with a 5-3 loss to No. 5 Andrew Long (Iowa State), who he came back from an 11-3 deficit at the start of the third period to defeat in a home dual, 12-10... during his 16-match winning streak, won all but three with bonus points, including five majors, three techs, four falls and one forfeit... moved up to third all-time in ASU history with 61 career bonus-point victories... school record-holder with 23 wins by technical fall in his career... selected to compete in the NWCA All-Star Classic, but turned down invitation to remain with the team on its road swing through Oklahoma.
2008-09: Continued to show improved skill and domination throughout the season as he won the Pac-10 title at 125 pounds and advanced to the national semifinals before earning his first All-America honor by placing fourth at the NCAA Championships... went 4-2 at the national meet with a 3-2 record against ranked foes... won a 9-0 major decision over No. 4 Brandon Precin (Northwestern) and a 19-10 major decision over No. 11 Zachary Sanders (Minnesota)... lone losses came to No. 1 Paul Donahoe (Edinboro) and Precin (in the third-place match)... won nine matches in a row twice with the second streak including the Pac-10 title... rolled through the conference meet with tech fall wins of 16-0 and 17-1 (in the final) and a pin in 3:23 to be named the tournament's OW and Pac-10 Wrestler of the Year... won the Reno Tournament of Champions... third at the Las Vegas Invitational and seventh at the Midlands Championships... went 9-5 against nationally ranked foes... his loss to teammate Ben Ashmore at the Midlands was his only loss against an unranked wrestler on the year... most dominant wrestler for the team as he led the way with 10 technical falls (second was two), nine pins (second was three) and was second in majors... had the fastest fall on the team (0:32).
2007-08: Had a remarkable rookie campaign that saw him fall one victory shy of earning All-America honors... went 25-11 on the year with an 11-3 dual record... second on the team in overall wins and tournament wins (14)... led the team in pins (four), tech falls (five) and major decision (seven) victories... placed second at the Pac-10 Championships, losing only a 7-6 decision to No. 4 Tanner Gardner of Stanford in the final... opened the year 6-0 before falling in the final of the Keystone Classic... ranked among the Top 20 nationally all season... upset a higher ranked foe twice, including No. 11 David Tomasette of Hofstra at the NCAA Championships... twice won six bouts in a row during the year... his second six-bout streak saw him collect two major decisions, one tech fall and three pins... went 7-0 in dual competition against Pac-10 foes... selected Amateur Wrestling News Second Team All-Rookie at 125 pounds... selected as the team's recipient for the Steve Blackford True Competitor Award.
2006-07: Redshirted his first year with the program... placed sixth at the FILA Junior National Championships in the 55kg freestyle division.
High School: A graduate of Mesa High School (Mesa, Ariz.)... despite being born with only one leg, became one of the top high school wrestlers in the nation... won the Arizona state championship twice after finishing sixth as a sophomore... went 48-0 in each of his last two seasons and finished his career with a 129-15 record... won the 2006 High School Senior Nationals... lettered three times in wrestling and served as a team captain twice... was coached by former Sun Devil Bobby Williams... was a finalist for an ESPY Award (Best Male Athlete with a Disability)... has made several appearances on major national programs, including Jimmy Kimmel Live (hosted by former ASU student Jimmy Kimmel), ESPN's Cold Pizza and the Montel Williams Show... has also been honored at several sporting events, including an Arizona Diamondbacks game, Arizona Cardinals football game, a WWE event and sat ringside for a UFC event.
Personal: Majoring in business communications... parents are Ron and Judy Robles... has four siblings: brothers Nicolas, Joshua and Andrew and sister Ronnie... born July 20, 1988, in La Mirada, Calif.... hobbies include paint balling... full name is Anthony Marc Robles.
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* redshirted 2006-07 season
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