Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame Dinner is Friday


The annual New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame awards dinner is Friday night, and though I won't be attending, I'll be there in spirit. Notable honorees this year include UFC fighters Chris Weidman, Dan Miller and Nick Catone, a badass cageside physician in Dr. Steven Oxler, Frankie Edgar's boxing coach Mark Henry, and MMA pioneer Chris Ligouri. The full list of inductees is below.

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

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