New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame announces the third class of inductees.
To see all of the inductees’ biographies and pictures, visit the Website.
This year’s class will be honored at the Induction Dinner Gala to be held at La Quinta Inns & Suites in the Meadowlands Hotel on December 5, 2014.
Tickets to the awards dinner can be purchased by calling 201-538-4843 or online.
Discount hotel room rates at La Quinta can be also obtained by calling 201-863-8700 and mentioning the Hall of Fame dinner.
New Jersey has always been on the forefront of combat sports, and some of the biggest bouts in MMA, kickboxing and Muay Thai history have taken place at various venues around the state.
New Jersey has had a Boxing Hall of Fame since the 1960′s and, in a similar sense, they hope to recognize and honor those involved in combat martial arts such as MMA and Muay Thai. New Jersey is building a rich tradition in non-boxing martial arts.
The goal is to honor those involved with New Jersey martial arts and to celebrate with them, at an evening with family and friends. The focus is on those directly involved in New Jersey martial arts.
“This truly is a historical moment in our State’s combat sports history. Our intent is to have the New Jersey State Martial Arts Hall of Fame continue for many years and serve as a record for those outstanding individuals involved in martial arts in our State.
We hope you will join us on December 5, 2014. Mark your calendars now and purchase your tickets early, so you can be sure to be a part of New Jersey martial arts history. Call 201-538-4843 or visit http://njsmartialartshof.com/ to get your ticket and join us in a historic night for New Jersey and for martial arts. It is certain to be a terrific night with friends, fun, and music.”
CLASS OF 2014 INDUCTEE AWARDS:
Referee – Keith Peterson
Muay Thai Trainer – Tommy Dowd
MMA School Owner – Nick Catone
Prestigious Achievement – Dylan Wanagiel
Muay Thai Fighter – Justin Greskiewicz
Ringside Physician – Dr. Steven Oxler
Pioneer Physician – Dr. Mark Belafsky
Striking Coach – Mark Henry
USA Boxing – Henry Hascup
Event Organizer – Alan Goldberg
Pioneer Fighter – Chris Liguori
MMA Judge – Eric Colon
Administrator – Joan Pierce
Traditional Martial Arts – Karriem Abdallah
MMA Fighter – Dan Miller
Fighter of the year – Chris Weidman
MMA Nutritionist – Mike Dolce
Wrestling Coach – Scott Goodale
Scorekeeper – Ellen Rubin
Grappling – Tom Manelski