Our Board Members

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Anthony Robles

Founder/ President

When Anthony Robles was born without a right leg, there was little hope that he would go on to live a normal life, much less one focused on pursuing success in a sport as demanding as wrestling when such a disadvantage would prove a challenge that is almost insurmountable. But Robles proved to be unstoppable and went on to become the 2011 NCAA Division I Champion, a three-time All-American and NWCA Outstanding Wrestler of the Tournament. Motivated and charismatic, Robles credits his ability to succeed in the face of overwhelming challenges to a belief instilled in him by his mother, that he could do anything and could overcome any obstacle that came his way. His remarkable story is in his book, "Unstoppable: From Underdog to Undefeated." and has made him a sought-after guest on national television.

A symbol of perseverance, Robles is a Nike athlete and motivational speaker sharing with audiences his philosophy that courage and the tenacity to never give up on your dream can make you unstoppable. Anthony has broken several Guinness World Records, was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, is a member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, and is currently an NCAA wrestling analyst expert for Pac-12 and ESPN. Robles is also a proud recipient of the ESPY's Jimmy V Award for Perseverance.

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Dr. Judith Robles 

Chief Executive Officer

Vice President

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Shawn Charles 

Chief Operating Officer

Coach Charles is currently the head coach of the Power Inferno Wrestling Academy in Arizona. He has an extensive coaching resume on the college level, as well as experience with USA Wrestling international teams.

Charles coached at the 2018 U23 World Championships in Romania. He has coached Pan American Championships teams at the Cadet, Junior, and Senior levels. He has been on the coaching staff at three Olympic Games and coached several U.S. international tour teams. His college coaching career includes stints as the head wrestling coach at Arizona State from 2009-2014, as well as at Fresno State in 2005-2006. NCAA Div. I. Assistant coaching posts have included Missouri, Brown, Nebraska, Central Michigan, and Oklahoma. During his career at the Div. I level, eight of his teams have placed in the top 10 at the NCAA Championships. During his college coaching tenure, he coached 42 Div. I All-Americans and 5 Div. I NCAA Champs.
 

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Christian Rosario

Chief Marketing Officer

Christian has been an educator for 20 years, studied Divine Philosophy at Saint John Vianney College Seminary, Miami FLA (2001) and obtained a teaching degree from Ana G. Mendez University and a Master's in English as Second Language in Puerto Rico (2009). He also possesses a certificate on Leadership from Arizona State University (2017). Currently, he works for Arizona State University for Access ASU as an Assistant Director and has supported schools/districts in Yuma, Tolleson, Phoenix, Glendale, Scottsdale, Tempe, and Miami/Globe Arizona. 

Christian Rosario lives in Buckeye Arizona and is father of Alo, Ale and Chris who love quality time specially when it is softball season.

Judith lives in Gilbert, Arizona, and is the mother of five children: Anthony, Nicolas, Joshua, Ronnie, and Andrew. She is also a mother-in-law to Kamryn, Ryan, Taylor, and Laura as well as Nana to Milo, Kaleo, Rocco, Jaxon, Harlo, and Julian.

 

For over ten years, Judith has worked at Arizona State University supporting first-generation students and their families, by providing direction, guidance, and mentorship on their pathway to higher education throughout their high school and college years. She has earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communication with a minor in English Literature at Arizona State University, a Master’s degree in Higher and Postsecondary Education, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. 

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Dr. Jennifer Murphy

Executive Secretary

Dr. Jennifer Murphy currently serves as the Arizona State University GEAR UP Project Director and as a faculty member within the University College. Jennifer has served as a conference presenter at both a local and national level including the 2019 Annual NCCEP Conference, 2018 National NACAC Conference, the 2018 National NPEA Conference, the 2018 Arizona ACT Conference, the 2017 National NCAN Conference, the 2017 ACT Conference, and the 2016 Arizona School Counselor's Association Conference. Jennifer has also been asked to serve as a keynote speaker for the Vermont VSAC/GEAR UP Conference in May 2018 based on her 2017 National NCAN Conference presentation.

Dr. Murphy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Master’s degree in Counseling, and a Doctorate in Educational Counseling.

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David J. DiDomenico

Community Engagement Director

For over 25 years, Mr. DiDomenico has taught and coached at the high school and collegiate levels. He currently teaches AP US History, General Psychology, Sports Psychology, and coaches wrestling at Mesa High School (AZ).

 

Mr. DiDomenico also teaches in the Sports Management Master’s Program at Ohio University, facilitating classes in Leadership, Sports Psychology, and Ethics and Diversity. His teaching calling is to connect with his students in a way to which they reach potentials they did not know they can do! His athletics calling is restructuring teams into successful programs. Popular athletes under his tutelage include NFL’s Marquis Cooper, Nick Murphy, and Ryan Fitzpatrick, and 2011 NCAA Wrestling Champion, ESPY Award, and Jim Valvano Recipient, Anthony Robles.     

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Ashley Gates

Treasurer

Ashley is a young professional and an Arizona native. She attended Mesa High School as well as Arizona State University. She has had the pleasure of seeing our founder carry out the unstoppable mindset first hand since junior high and throughout his career. She took the role of wrestling manager for the duration of her years at Mesa High. Helping people is something she takes great pride in. Within her professional career, she has excelled in multiple fields including property management, media, and of course, sports. She is recognized by colleagues as dedicated, trustworthy, hardworking, professional, and going above and beyond.

Ashley currently lives in Gilbert, Arizona with her husband, Jonathan and daughter, Jasmine.