American Victory

American Victory

Wrestling, Dreams and a Journey Toward Home

Written by: Henry Cejudo
Written by: Bill Plaschke

Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101159767
  • 240 Pages
  • Celebra
  • Adult


“Compelling…American Victory represents the triumph of the human spirit.” –Los Angeles Times

Henry Cejudo’s remarkable journey follows an unlikely hero, the son of illegal immigrants, from the mean streets of South Central LA to the glory of the Beijing Olympics. The first American in sixteen years to win the gold medal in freestyle wrestling and the youngest American gold medalist ever in this event, Henry’s grit, passion, and resolve on display in China was a culmination of a life spent fighting-both on and off the mat. American Victory is his poignant and powerful memoir of how he rose above the statistics and dangers to become a winner-and a hero that embodies all that’s best and most hopeful in the American dream.
American Victory

American Victory

Written by: Henry Cejudo, Written by: Bill Plaschke