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Birth Name: Brock Edward Lesnar
Birth Place: Webster, South Dakota, United States
Date of Birth: July 12, 1977
*Polish, German (father)
*Norwegian, possibly other (mother)
Brock Lesnar is an American professional wrestler, mixed martial artist, amateur wrestler, and professional American football player.
Brock was born in Webster, South Dakota, the son of Stephanie (Bakke) and Richard Lesnar. His father is of half Polish and half German descent. His mother is of at least part Norwegian ancestry (the surname “Bakke” is Norwegian). Brock attended the University of Minnesota, where he competed as an amateur wrestler. Along with his WWE stardom, Lesnar is a decorated NCAA wrestler, and became the undisputed UFC heavyweight champion during UFC 100 on July 11, 2009.
Brock’s ethnicity has many intrigued, as his enormous physique leaves one wondering what people could produce such a freak of nature. The UFC did not even have gloves that would fit his enormous hands.
Brock’s paternal grandfather was Edward Charles Lesnar (the son of August Lesnar and Martha Ann Krzebiatkowski). August was born in Poland; August’s parents were Joseph Lasnart (whose parents were Anton Lasnart/Lesnar and Marianna Heva Naczk) and Rosalia Eva Miotke (the daughter of Franz Miotke and Pauline Uzdrowski). Martha was born in South Dakota, to Polish parents, Julius Krzebiatkowski and Anna Burzynski.
Brock’s paternal grandmother was Myrtle D. Baule (the daughter of John Baule, Jr. and Minnie Pigors). John was born in Iowa, to German parents. Minnie was German.
Sources: Brock’s paternal grandfather, Edward Charles Lesnar, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Brock’s paternal grandmother, Myrtle D. Baule, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org