Henry Cejugo

American Victory

Henry Cejudo's remarkable journey follows an unlikely hero, the son of un-documented immigrants, from the mean streets of South Central L.A. to the glory of the Beijing Olympics. The youngest American to ever win a gold medal in the freestyle wrestling 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 Henry's poignant and powerful memoir of rising above the statistics and the dangers to be a winner, a hero who embodies the American Dream

"American Victory represents a triumph of the human spirit. Cejudo is the latest in a long line of unlikely heroes to emerge from harsh circumstances and succeed at the Olympics."
Los Angeles Times

"A heartfelt tale of triumph over poverty…[Cejudo's] story resonates, a testament to his grit."
Los Angeles Times

"[Cejudo's] is a story about change-for himself, for his family…The gold medal, and his path to it, changed so many lives along the way."
The New York Times

"it was awesome to have a book so well done and even better that it was about a wrestler. Kudos to all of those who made this book happen. I laughed, I even cried and the book reinforced that in America you can have nothing but your will and find ways to make things happen if you want them bad enough."

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