Murph – The Man


Murph – The Man

A team of 4 Navy SEALs led by LT. Michael P. Murphy on a mission to capture or kill akey 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 for 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 team mates 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 Fundraiser – May 25, 2015
Every year on Memorial Day, Americans honor those who have fallen serving the United States Armed Forces. At CrossFit Coldwater we have a tradition of supporting the The Murph Challenge by completing “Murph” the workout over Memorial Day weekend.

How to get involved:
Registration is NOT required to participate, but you do get a cool shirt for signing up. Likewise, you do not have do the workout if you register to receive a shirt. Everything is completely voluntary. To register for The Murph Challenge or donate visit and sign up.

“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.