Houston-area Olympian Tamyra Mensah-Stock’s mother receives a donated food truck

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Since last summer, Tamyra Mensah-Stock has been lighting things up with her beaming grin — and her sparkling gold medal, too.

At the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, the Morton Ranch High School product was the first black woman to ever win a gold medal in wrestling.

She told ABC13 that one of the many people who have influenced her on her championship journey is her mother, Shonda Wells. Mensah-Stock had planned to use her Olympic prize money to buy her mother a $30,000 food truck.

During a Zoom interview exclusively with ABC13 last August, Wells learned that Cruising Kitchens, run by Houston native Cameron Davies, was planning to design, build and donate a $250,000 food truck to Shonda.

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Wells and Mensah-Stock got their first look at the P’lickles Famous BBQ Food Truck in San Antonio last weekend.

“Adam, it didn’t even occur to me that I won the Olympics — so the food truck: it’s unfathomable,” Mensah-Stock ABC13’s Adam Winkler said in an interview. “This is really going to change the lives of our entire family. The struggle was real, and now Cameron has paved a path for us. It’s a dream come true with something like this. It’s really a blessing. God is always good.”

Mensah-Stock said her mother plans to operate her new food truck in the greater Houston area.

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Dais Johnston

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