Athlete of the Month
May 2013 - Khayri Howell
TMI’s Comeback Athlete of the Month for May 2013 is Khayri Howell, a Senior wrestler at Sam Houston High School. She dealt with a knee patella instability injury this past summer and sought out the medical expertise of Dr. Keith Meister. He recommended a knee brace and aggressive physical therapy strengthening which was implemented by Regan Wong, PT and Aaron Allen, CSCS, PES. Since the beginning of her rehab, it was Khayri’s goal to “win state.” After hard work and training, she successfully achieved that goal by becoming 5A Girl’s State Champion in the 185 lb. class with a pin in 1 minute and 10 seconds. She led her high school to an overall 5th place state team finish and a personal regular season record of 21-10. Congratulations Khayri on your athletic achievements!
Who is your role model?
My high school wrestling coach, Amy McNease, is my role model. She is one of the most intelligent and skilled people I have worked with.
How did you get into wrestling and what do you like about the sport?
I got involved with the wrestling team after hearing they needed participants during school announcements. I decided to go for it, absolutely love it, and enjoy slamming people.
What are your future athletic goals?
I have aspirations to complete in the Olympics and win a medal.
Any advice you would give to other people trying to rehab from their injuries?
Don’t ever give up! It may seem like your injury is holding you back from your dreams, but if you work hard, you will achieve them.