McDaniel's heart scare allows comeback

Daylin McDaniel (left), a senior on the Humboldt High boys’ wrestling team, and his father, Justin, an assistant coach, shown here before a recent practice session. Daylin has returned to the mat in recent weeks after a heart scare sidelined him for nearly six months. Independent photo.

Daylin McDaniel’s senior year has been anything but normal over the last six months.
Competing in Humboldt’s regional wrestling dual at Huxley on Jan. 30 was a step back to normalcy for him and his parents, Justin and Bre McDaniel.
After undergoing a barrage of tests, meeting with doctors, wearing heart monitors and missing out on most of his cross country and wrestling seasons, McDaniel returned to the mat and helped his Wildcats battle Ballard Huxley. The match ended up with Humboldt winning by criteria, 38-37, to advance to the state tournament last weekend, where Humboldt placed fifth.
“It felt good to get back on the mat. I’m happy I was able to contribute to the team," Daylin McDaniel said. Read about his challenges and comeback in this week's Humboldt Independent sports section.

Rate this article: 
No votes yet