Author: Garrett Coleman

Ready to rumble: UVU wrestling associate head coach, Erkin Tadzhimetov, looks to dominate in world championships

Garrett Coleman, Staff Writer, @legendgary62 First published in print July 28, 2014 Every day in practice, Erkin Tadzhimetov helps the Utah Valley wrestling team develop and become masters at their craft. Coaches give speeches about how to dig deep and perform the task at hand. It’s Tadzhimetov’s turn to put those words into practice as he looks to compete in the World Championships in his native Uzbekistan on Sept. 5. Tadzhimetov (57 kilos) hasn’t wrestled competitively for seven years, making his feat to compete in the World Championships all that more impressive, and he plans to do well in...

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Bigger, Faster, Stronger: The 2014 Strength and Fitness expo was held at the UCCU Center June 21

  Garrett Coleman, Sports Reporter, @legendgary62 First published in print June 30, 2014 Utah Valley is notorious for many things, with dietary supplements and plastic surgery high on that list. Holding a fitness expo crowned with a bodybuilding competition would only make sense at the UCCU Center. The National Physique Committee, or NPC Utah, held the first-of-its-kind fitness expo here on June 21. The fitness expo, which lasted all day, was for all ages and all body sizes that showcased athletes from bodybuilding, crossfit, strongman and powerlifting competitions. “My friend Van and I have wanted to do something like...

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UVU athletics bids adieu to long-time Sr. Associate AD

Behind every single athletic event that the school participates in is a team of dedicated workers that make sure the whole thing operates smoothly and seamlessly. As a spectator, one does not fully see the behind-the-scenes workers in action. Utah Valley University bids farewell to Dr. DJ Smith this year, the Senior Associate Athletic Director for the last 29 years. UVU has grown over the time that Smith first arrived. In almost three decades of his time here, the school has gone through three name changes and the level and conferences of play have changed vastly in his time...

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Softball captures first home win

Photo credit: Gabi Campbell Utah Valley softball has had its run through the ringer and come close in many games this season. The Wolverines have flirted with multiple victories at home and finally got the evasive win by defeating the Santa Clara Broncos on April 10. After losing to in-state rival BYU 9-0 in five innings, Utah Valley was looking to gain some momentum before opening up conference play at home. Santa Clara looked to be that fix for the Wolverines’ ailment. However, the Broncos jumped to an early four-run lead in the first inning and looked to spoil...

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Playing sport for the love of the game

Sports are the first official love of my life. I enjoy writing about them, but I enjoy playing them even more. At UVU, we have a great thing going in our intramural programs, equipped with new fields and courts to enjoy. However, upon playing these sports here on campus, one thing has been made clear: people take the games a little bit too seriously. I have been playing sports since I started walking. My childhood was filled with playing baseball, soccer, basketball, wrestling and, most importantly, football. Having such an extensive background in playing sports, I am aware of...

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