Elwood Middle School’s wrestling team recently worked out with Rohan Murphy, a professional motivational speaker and former star wrestler from East Islip High School. Murphy is a nationally recognized youth speaker that has spoken in over 40 states. Murphy, who lost his legs at birth, started wrestling 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, Murphy is also an accomplished powerlifter, competing in international competitions all over the world.
“Having a professional motivational guest speaker such as Rohan Murphy come to speak to our middle school wrestlers was an outstanding opportunity for our student athletes to learn the importance of teamwork, hard work and overcoming adversity,” Athletic Director Dave Shanahan said. “I would like to thank Coach Szokoli and Coach Ledda for organizing this outstanding opportunity for our student-athletes.”