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    Another really good article in the college sports section of

    Anthony Robles scaled Squaw Peak last year alongside his teammates. He never doubted he'd get to the top and he did so in less than a half-hour -- on crutches.

    Sure, there was a slight degree of danger involved, the freshman 125-pounder thought.

    "But everybody else was doing it and I figured I could do it, too," he said. "I don't see having one leg as a disability. I feel I can do whatever I put my mind to. If the coach tells you to do something, I'm going to be right there with the rest of the team doing it. That's pretty much how I've always been -- I don't like being treated differently or getting special treatment or anything like that. I just like to be treated normal."


    "I think having one leg, some people might see that as a disadvantage," Robles said. "But I use crutches all day long and that's given me great upper-body strength. That's an advantage I have over my opponents. They're smaller than me because they have both of their legs and I have a bigger upper-body.

    "I think my advantages equal my disadvantages. It's kind of up to me to figure out what I need to do to win."

    That last part says it all for me when it comes to wrestling.

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    read the article....loved it...i was a fan of this kid before and will continue to track his career over at ASU.
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