At nationals, held last April in Fredericton, N.B., Howse battled to a silver medal in the 80-kilogram class. Even though she normally competes at 75kg, she pinned Ashley Gravelle of Ontario in her first match, a result that moved her directly into the final. In the bout for gold, Howse lost to Vancouver's Serena Woldring, who was the reigning B.C. champion at 80kg.
Prior to nationals, Howse grappled to a gold medal at the north central zone high school championships and was named outstanding female wrestler in the north. As a 16-year-old representing Prince George secondary school, she went on to finish fourth at the high school provincial championship tournament.
Howse was also a silver medalist at the 2015 B.C. Summer Games.