The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is extremely proud of its fourth class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame. This class will be honored at the fourth dinner gala to be held at the beautiful La Quinta Inns & Suites on December 4, 2015.
On December 4th, David Weinberg will be inducted as Media.
David Weinberg, a 30-year member of The Press of Atlantic City's sports department, began covering mixed martial arts in 2004, when the UFC staged a card at Boardwalk Hall featuring former standouts such as Tito Ortiz and Matt Hughes. Over the years, he has chronicled the sport's growth in the Atlantic City area with stories about the UFC, Ring of Combat and Vineland-based Cage Fury Fighting Championships, as well as features on MMA's top fighters, officials, promoters, and referees.
Some of his articles in the MMA field included stories on Frankie Edgar, Kimbo Slice, Donald Cerrone and Jim Miller, as well as local MMA fighters such as Jeff Lentz, Mike Wilcox and Tim Williams, plus referee Gasper Oliver and judge Jose Tabora.
Earlier this year, Weinberg was also selected for induction into the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame.
Weinberg, 57, is a graduate of Lower Cape May Regional High School and Appalachian State University (N.C.). He resides in North Cape May with his wife of 33 years, Karen. The couple also has two children, Ashley and Kyle, and are about to become grandparents for the first time in February.
We hope you will join us on December 4, 2015. 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 family, friends, fun, and music.
Here is the complete list of award winners:
Felix Martinez - MMA Promoter
Dave Mastrogiovanni - MMA Promoter
Carl Mascarenhas - Amateur MMA Promoter
Mark Shopp - Pioneer Fighter
Dave Sholler - Public Relations
Larry Cureton - Kickboxing
Paul Querido - Trainer / Cutman
Brett Hlavacek - Muay Thai Fighter
Dave Weinberg - Media
Sam Marji - Amateur MMA Trainer
Tom DeBlass - Grappling
Gary Gudzak - Inspector
Brian Blue - Conditioning
Steve Rivera - Wrestling Coach
Derek Riddick - Kickboxing Promoter
Mike Massenzio - MMA Fighter
Rico Rodriguez - Pioneer MMA Fighter
Frank Savahna - Boxing
Lyman Good - MMA Fighter
Kevin Thompson - Kickboxing