New Jersey (Mon, November 20, 2017)– The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is extremely proud of its sixth class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame. This class will be honored at the sixth dinner gala to be held at The Event Center in iPlay America in Freehold, NJ on December 1, 2017.
On December 1st, Henry Krawiec will be inducted as the NJSACB Official..
My name is Henry Krawiec. I started out as an Inspector and Judge for the USKBA for amateur MMA. I am currently an inspector and judge for the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board for amateur MMA, Professional MMA, Professional Boxing, Muay Thai and Kickboxing. I have been married to my wife, Kristin for 21 years and we have three children. Patrick, 25, is a graduate from Wesleyan University in CT. Alexis , 19, is a sophomore at Montclair State University and Andrew, 15, is a sophomore in high school. I retired from the Ocean County Department Of Corrections after a 25 year career. I was previously a Pop Warner football coach in Lacey Township. My love for combat sports started at a young age and has grown since. My family and I reside in Forked River, New Jersey.
We hope you will join us on December 1, 2017. Mark your calendars now and purchase your tickets early so you can be sure to be a part of New Jersey martial arts history. Call201-538-4843 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 family, friends, fun, and music.
Here is the complete list of award winners:
2017 Sixth Class Inductee Awards
MMA Fighter – Jimmie Rivera
Grappler – Gary Tonon
Coach – Karel Pravec
Trainer – Paul Carnicella
Female fighter – Kaitlyn Chookagain
Fighter / Referee – Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro
Fighter / Trainer – Jamal Patterson
Wrestling – Mike Malinconico
Boxing – Jackie Atkins
Trainer – Ronnie Schulmann
Lifetime Achievement Award – Billy Scott
Promoter – Kurt Otto
Announcer – Nino Del Buono
Boxer – Virgil Hill
Ringside physician – Dr. Eric Wurmser
NJSACB Official – Henry Krawiec
Promoter – Kipp Kollar
Physician – Dr. Robert Haley
Media – Mike Straka
Muay Thai Fighter / Trainer – Rami Ibrahim