Brock Edward Lesnar was born in Webster, South Dakota. He attended Webster High School in Webster, where he had a wrestling record of 33-0-0 in his senior year. Lesnar admits he graduated last of 54 students in his class. Lesnar later attended the University of Minnesota on a full wrestling scholarship for his junior and senior years of college; his roommate was fellow professional wrestler Shelton Benjamin who also served as Lesnar's assistant coach. Lesnar won the 2000 NCAA wrestling championship as a heavyweight after placing second in 1999.
Previous Championships & Awards:
World Wrestling Entertainment
WWE Championship (3 times)
King of the Ring (2002)
Royal Rumble (2003)
Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards
Best Brawler (2003)
Best Wrestling Maneuver (2002) F-5
Feud of the Year (2003) vs. Kurt Angle
Most Improved Wrestler (2002, 2003)
What was your job before you started fighting? I grew
up on a dairy farm and there was always plenty of work to do. After
finishing my final year of college wrestling, I went right into
professional wrestling with WWE. After WWE, I took a shot at the NFL.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? As an amateur wrestler, I was a four-time All-American, two-time Big Ten Champion and NCAA heavyweight wrestling champion.
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? WWE Champion.