Mya Lesnar discusses moving out of her father Brock Lesnar’s shadow as an athlete

Photo Courtesy: Colorado State Athletics

Mya Lesnar wants to carve out her own name. 

Colorado State University track and field athlete Mya Lesnar is aiming to make the Paris Olympics. She is the first women’s indoor track and field National Champion in Colorado State history. 

Her list of accolades are on the university’s official website and in addition to those highlights, she is the daughter of NCAA Division I Champion in collegiate wrestling, Brock Lesnar. 9NEWS Sports Denver posted a clip of Mya speaking candidly to the press about wanting to move out of her father’s shadow as an athlete. She said she has her father’s full support, but is looking to carve out her own name. 

It’s really not about my dad. He’s one of my biggest supporters but honestly, at the end of the day, I am here to make a name for myself. I think I’ve been in his shadow for so many years, which is cool I guess but honestly, to me, at the end of the day, what I want people to know is he’s dad to me. I honestly don’t look at him as this superstar of a person. Him just being in my corner and now me kind of being in the spotlight and him in my shadow a little bit, watching me, I think that’s super cool. This is not really gonna sound good but, right after I won my NCAA Title, he was like, ‘Take it all in, enjoy it and then, you know, put it away and we move on’ and I honestly, at first I was like, ‘What do you mean? I have been literally dreaming about this day’ and it was such an incredible moment and it was, but then I kind of thought about it and I was like, you know what? That is kind of just how life happens. You win some, you lose some and honestly, it’s important to recognize all the hard work that you have put in but, I think the biggest thing that he has taught me is do not let your trophies or anything that you’ve done change you as a person and so, I tried super, super hard to be successful but to also not have an ego or to not be grateful for the people that have come into my life or the things that I’ve done so, yeah, it sounds super cliché I guess but, I guess I just moved on and I’m ready for the next thing and that’s kind of how he’s always lived and yeah…

Lesnar is still with the WWE. He was named in the Wall Street Journal’s reporting of Janel Grant’s sex trafficking lawsuit against Vince McMahon, John Laurinaitis and WWE. 

After the reporting was made public, Lesnar was removed from WWE’s SuperCard game and taken off WWE 2K24’s 40 Years of WrestleMania cover. POST Wrestling’s John Pollock published an exclusive story about the storyline plans for Lesnar from late January through February prior to the lawsuit being filed.

If the quote in this article is used, please credit 9NEWS Sports Denver with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcription.

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