From New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame
(New Jersey) – The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is extremely proud of its third class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame. This class will be honored at the third dinner gala to be held at the beautiful La Quinta Inns & Suites on December 5, 2014.
On December 5th, Dylan Wanagiel will be inducted as Prestigious Achievement.
Dylan is an energetic event developer and marketing executive with over 20 years experience in the live event industry, combining all aspects of event booking and production throughout a vast array of sporting events such as: Amateur Wrestling (Executive Producer of “Grapple at the Garden”), College/High Scool Basketball, WWE live and televised events, Professional & Amateur Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts, Muay Thai/Kick-boxing, PBR, NFL & NBA Drafts, NFL Honors, Gymnastics, Track & Field, Lacrosse, Action Sports, etc), as well as Consumer/Trade Shows, Network Upfronts, Corporate Meetings, and Film/TV Productions.
Current position, held since 2006, includes the booking and marketing of Sports-related events in the recently Transformed Madison Square Garden Arena, The Theater at MSG, Radio City Music Hall, Beacon Theatre, The Chicago Theatre, The Forum (LA), CPAC Wang Theatre (Boston), and other external venues/locations.
Served as a member of the WrestleMania 29 Local Organizing Committee, and currently serving on the board of the Metropolitan Wrestling Association.
Specialties: Relationship building, new business development, event creation, contract negotiation, and client services.
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.comand 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 family, friends, fun, and music.
Here is the complete list of award winners:
- 2014 Third 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