Former Penn State wrestler hopes to inspire audience Oct. 11

September 26, 2012

"Inspiring" is just one word people use to describe Rohan Murphy, a former Penn State wrestler, accomplished powerlifter, and founder of Murphy, who lost his legs at birth, comes to Penn State York’s Pullo Family Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11 to share his story and ask and answer the question, “What’s inspiring you today?” The free program, sponsored by the Penn State York Office of Student Affairs, is the start of the Homecoming Weekend celebration, Oct. 12 and 13, at Penn State York.

Murphy has lived his life inspiring people by his actions and is now motivating the youth of America with his words. He began wrestling in his freshman year of high school and after a successful wrestling career he went on to wrestle at Penn State. In addition to wresting, Murphy is an accomplished powerlifter, competing in international competitions all over the world representing the United States.

Featured on “ABC news," in Sports Illustrated magazine, and in a variety of media, Murphy’s story is one of adversity, dedication, and living life with a purpose.  Don’t miss this opportunity to hear his inspirational story. Tickets are not needed for this program.


  • Rohan Murphy will share his story on Oct. 11 during a free program at Penn State York.

    IMAGE: Penn State

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Last Updated September 27, 2012