at the St. Stephens-St. Agnes Holiday Classic, and wrestler of the week accolades 3-times this season.
Getting accustomed to western culture was a daunting task: he didn’t know the English language, he didn’t have any friends, and he had to assimilate into an entirely different schooling system. This was especially challenging since his family still spoke Russian at home.
In the summer of 2015, Asliddin moved from New Jersey to Fairfax where he joined the Fairfax wrestling program. Second year head coach Tanner Sewell and Athletic Director Nancy Melnick have invested in building the wrestling program at Fairfax and providing student-athletes with various educational and developmental opportunities. With grants and support from the Eric Monday Memorial Wrestling Foundation, Asliddin has been able to capitalize on invaluable opportunities through the sport: traveling the east coast, visiting institutions of higher learning, working and learning from wrestlers at George Mason University. As a student-athlete from a one-parent immigrant household, wrestling has ultimately provided Asliddin a platform for future success in the United States.
University, and Virginia Tech. He plans to major in Computer Science.