By Marjorie Cortez
OREM — At 34, Erkin Tadzihemtov will compete in an international wrestling tournament in Canada.
Tadzihemtov will compete against world-class opponents in their early 20s, many of them the same age as the athletes he works with at Utah Valley University, where he is associate head coach of the Wolverine wrestlers.
As Tadzihemtov often tells the young men he coaches, experience is his competitive edge.
“That’s what I keep telling them, ‘I always have a little trick under my sleeve,'” he said.
No matter what happens on the mat in Ontario later this week, Tadzihemtov has in the past week achieved a major life milestone.