As a child growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, Randy Ortons house was often full of wrestlers. Sometimes Randy would walk into the kitchen and see Rowdy Roddy Piper or Andr the Giant sitting at the table. The wrestlers were friends of Randys father, a wrestling star kwn as Cowboy Bob Orton. Randys grandfather and one of his uncles were wrestlers, too. Wrestling ran in the family, so it was surprise when Randy decided to become a wrestler. And it didnt take long for his career to take offRandy became the youngest World Heavyweight Champion in history by defeating Chris Beit when he was just 24 years old. In Randy Orton, young readers will follow The Viper through his spectacular career. Large, full-color action photos and an engaging narrative text will keep readers turning the pages. Randy Orton is part of Bearports Wrestlings Tough Guys series.