Murph – The Man

A team of 4 Navy SEALs led by LT. Michael P. Murphy on a mission to capture or kill a key Taliban leader, found themselves seriously outnumbered in a firefight with hundreds of enemy troops. Pinned down and under intense enemy fire, their communications operator severely wounded, they were in desperate need of help. Due to the mountainous terrain, their communications could not be received. Understanding the situation, LT. Michael P. Murphy moved to open ground, to use his satellite phone, exposing himself to enemy fire. LT Murphy was mortally wounded making that call. They continued fighting until Lt. Murphy and two of his three teammates were mortally wounded. His fourth team member, severely injured himself, managed to escape and was rescued 4 days later. He went on to tell the story in a book and movie titled “The Lone Survivor”.

For his selfless leadership, courageous actions and extraordinary devotion to duty, LT. Michael P. Murphy was posthumously rewarded the Medal of Honor, the first service member to receive the medal for service in Afghanistan, and the first Navy recipient of the medal since Vietnam.

The Event – May 29, 2017

Every year on Memorial Day, Americans honor those who have fallen serving the United States Armed Forces. At CrossFit Wylie, we have a tradition of supporting The Murph Challenge by completing “Murph” the workout on Memorial Day.

How to get involved:
CrossFit Wylie Members are not required to register, but you do get a cool shirt and the money goes to a great cause. Likewise, you do not have to do the workout if you register or donate. Everything is completely voluntary. To register for The Murph Challenge or donate visit themurphchallenge.com and sign up.

If you are not a member at CrossFit Wylie, you have to sign up ahead of time. You must also either bring proof of registration from themurphcallenge.com or pay a $20 drop-in fee.

We will run groups of 30 starting every hour at 0800. There will be a 30 athlete cap on each group. Members and guest must register for a group in Wodify. Wodify Heat Signups will be available starting Friday the 26th.

“Murph” – The Workout


Partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats as needed. Start and finish with a mile run. 

DO NOT BE DISCOURAGED if you can’t do the entire workout (not many can). Anyone can do their own version of “Murph” including scaling the run, reps, movements, or even partitioning the workout as a team. The idea is to challenge yourself and do a little more and go a little faster each year.

Beginners or non-members of unconfirmed experience level will be scaled or partner accordingly by Crossfit Wylie coaches.