New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame List of Third Class Inductees Released 2014

From New Jersey State Martial Arts Hall of Fame:

The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is extremely proud to announce the third class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame.

To see all of the inductees biograhies and pictures, please visit our website www.njmmaawardds,com

This class will be honored at the Induction dinner gala to be held at the beautiful La Quinta Inns & Suites Meadowlands Hotel on December 5, 2014.

Tickets to the awards dinner can be purchased by calling 201-538-4843 or online at www.njmmaawards.com

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, we 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 and our goal is to recognize these individuals and entities.

Our goal is to honor those involved with New Jersey martial arts and to celebrate with them, at an evening with family and friends. Our focus is on those directly involved in New Jersey martial arts.

This truly is a historical moment in our State’s combat sports history as 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 www.njmmaawards.com and 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.

2014 Inaugural Class 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