Rohan Murphy

Rohan Murphy

  • Winning wrestler and power lifter who lost both legs at birth
  • Dynamic motivational speaker for students
  • Sharing a gripping life story of overcoming adversity

Travels from: New York

Keynote Fee: Contact Forte Speakers


Rohan Murphy

Rohan Murphy, who lost his legs at birth, started to wrestle his freshman year of high school. After a successful high school wrestling career he went on to wrestle at Penn State University. In addition to wrestling, Rohan Murphy is also an accomplished powerlifter, competing in international competitions all over the world representing the USA.

Murphy has been featured in publications such as ABC news, Sports Illustrated, and many more. He was even featured in his very own Nike commercial to motivate and inspire people to exercise and live a healthy lifestyle.

Murphy lived his whole life motivating people by his actions, he is now motivating the youth of America by his words. His life story is a gripping tale of adversity, dedication, and living life with a purpose. This Website is to support his efforts in obtaining the speaking engagements necessary to fulfill his dream of being a full time motivational speaker!

Murphy speaks at student assemblies, national and state education association conferences, school district meetings, universities, and for corporations that are seeking highly motivational speakers for annual meetings.

He received his BS degree in Kinesiology from Pennsylvania State University in 2006. ,


Success for Every Student!

Rohan his unique perspective on life with young people. His speech is emotionally enthralling and will inspire even the most cynical person to believe that anything is possible!

Rohan’s target audience is the youth of America, and their teachers and counselors, because he believes from the bottom of his heart that his life story and speech should reach kids of all ages and inspire them to also live a purpose driven life. He talks about priceless life skills, such as overcoming adversity, dedication, and discipline. His diverse background allows him to be versatile so that he can focus his speech on specialty topics like disability awareness or physical fitness.


Rohan’s message is one that every young person in America needs to hear. He will inspire everyone within earshot to overcome the challenges that life brings.





“Rohan Murphy was the most outstanding speaker I have ever had the privilege to hear in my over twenty seven year career as an educator. I have never seen a young man capture the hearts and minds of over two thousand people assembled in a gymnasium for almost an hour. It was an unbelievable experience!” Rob Slauson, Principal, Lincoln Southwest High School, Lincoln, Nebraska

“It was with great pleasure that I heard a young man, Rohan Murphy, from Long Island, New York speak at the NCAA Student-Athlete Affairs Symposium in Indianapolis in June of 2011. After hearing Rohan Murphy speak, I truly believe that any man or woman, young or old, no matter what their interests or pursuits, would benefit from hearing this young man’s story!” Keith Zimmer, Associate Athletic Director, Life Skills Lincoln, NE

“Rohan Murphy was invited to speak as part of a workshop offered by Cornell University ILR, “Training Difficult Issues in Diversity.” I had the pleasure of listening to him and was mesmerized by his sincerity, motivation, and desire to achieve the goals he set out for himself despite being disabled. Rohan is a great example of what a person with a disability can achieve if given the opportunity. I believe he is a perfect example to all those that have reservations of giving people with disabilities an opportunity to succeed.” Sandra I. Acevedo, Program Manager HCD, Cornell University ILR, New York, NY

“I had the opportunity to hear Rohan Murphy address several Husker teams and was very impressed with his sincerity, passion, humor and candor. His story is one of perseverance, self-belief, sacrifice, work-ethic and determination. His real life story is a perspective changer as certainly we all face challenges, obstacles and adversity, most of which would pale in comparison to what Rohan has endured and overcome. Rohan has proven that ‘anything is possible’ and I believe his message made a memorable impact on our student-athletes that will motivate and inspire them to greater success.” Tom Osborne, Athletic Director, University of Nebraska




“You are amazing, because of you I now see that life is a beautiful thing, and I shouldn’t waste it. My scars remind me of what I’ve done, but you remind me I have a future.” A.J.


“After your speech today at my school, I found out what type of person I want to be. You said that no one can ever tell you can’t do something and that anything is possible in this world. I don’t want to be the bully anymore. I want people to like and respect me for the person I am. I want to be a person where people are proud to say, ‘I am friends with Ray J.’ So thank you Rohan so much. I think I can finally be happy for the first time in about a week. You put me on the right path. Once again thank you for changing my life in the most positive way possible.” Ray J.


“I was so deeply inspired by your story. I throw for the track team here, but I am only 5’3 and 110 pounds. I am without a doubt the smallest thrower in our conference. I always let that sort of be an excuse for why I am not as competitive as everyone else. After your talk tonight, I have a brand new outlook on the hard work and dedication that it takes. I am going to make sure to not make excuses anymore and to always give an extra effort. No words can describe how thankful to have heard your story.” Alex S.


“Today you made me realize that I can succeed, and that I can go on. You encouraged me to start working out again, training, and eating healthy. Now next year when I’m playing on that field, I’ll be thinking of you Rohan. Thank you so much for being such an inspiration. I loved your story. Good luck to you and again, thank you.” Zack


“You’re message impacted me so much that I teared up. I look at myself now that I have no excuses or room to talk. You did all of this without legs, man. I don’t what I would’ve done without my legs.” Gavin