HAWKINS – Jarvis Christian University Head Women’s Wrestling Coach Lance Brown announced the addition of Lydia Monedero and Natalie Bryant to the JCU women’s wrestling program on Friday.
Monedero comes to JCU out of Cabrillo High School in Lompoc, California. She was a qualifier in the 2022 California State Wrestling Championships at 160 pounds.
“Lydia is a great addition to our women’s team,” Brown said. “She is a California state qualifier who is a well-rounded wrestler with great mat awareness.”
Bryant is from Beaumont, California where she graduated from Beaumont High School. Bryant was also a qualifier in the 2022 California State Wrestling Championships at 150 pounds.
“Natalie is a California state qualifier,” Brown said. “She is a strong, powerful, athletic wrestler, which will make her a tough opponent for many in her weight class.”
Monedero and Bryant join Samyra Thomas as the current members of the women’s wrestling team. When they compete this year, JCU will be the only HBCU participating in women’s wrestling.