Brock Lesnar Jan 29, 2022; St. Louis, MO, USA; Brock Lesnar during the Royal Rumble The Dome at America’s Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado State junior Mya Lesnar is headed to next month’s NCAA Championship meet, qualifying with an 11th-place finish in the shot put at Saturday’s NCAA West Regionals in Sacramento, Calif.

If that name sounds familiar it’s because Lesnar is the daughter of wrestling legend Brock Lesnar, a seven-time WWE champion and former mixed martial artist competing in UFC.

Lesnar, who recently transferred from Arizona State, finished runner-up in the hammer throw at this month’s Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Fresno while also earning bronze in the shot put (16.89 meters) and a respectable sixth-place finish in the discus (53.62 meters).

A graduate of Alexandria Area High School in Minnesota, Lesnar earned all-conference honors during indoor season, capturing the Mountain West title with a winning weight throw of 20.68 meters.

Lesnar takes after her father, who himself was a decorated NCAA wrestler, winning a national championship in the heavyweight division his senior year at the University of Minnesota.

The NCAA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships will be held at Mike A. Meyers Stadium on the University of Texas campus between June 7-10 with television coverage on ESPN2 and ESPNU.

[Echo Press, TFRRS]

About Jesse Pantuosco

Jesse Pantuosco joined Awful Announcing as a contributing writer in May 2023. He’s also written for Audacy and NBC Sports. A graduate of Syracuse’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications with a master’s degree in creative writing from Fairfield University, Pantuosco has won three Fantasy Sports Writers Association Awards. He lives in West Hartford, Connecticut and never misses a Red Sox, Celtics or Patriots game.