Take a look at the students who were promoted and received awards on Saturday. Congratulations to all, it is quite an accomplishment to achieve any of these honors.
- Competitor of the Year: Phil Mento
- Instructor of the Year: Mike Hashem
- Performance of the Year: Abi Pacinelli (double Gold at World Masters)
- Student of the Year: Justin Mazzi
Chuck Wagner was promoted to first degree black belt. Chuck is an excellent instructor and a model student- having trained consistently from white to black belt while managing career and family obligations as well as injuries. As an instructor he plays an integral role for so many students on their journey to black belt.
- Eric Desmarais
- Dan Bottomley
- Henrik Strame
- Rob Duff
- James Sewing
- Brian Washington
- Melissa Landrum
- Greg Thompson
- Pete Davidson
- Mike Lubragge
- Drew Meise*
- Kord Hoffman*
- Mike Fegley*
*Train out of affiliate Deep Water BJJ in Harrisburg, PA.
A big thank you to all of the students who came out to celebrate their teammates achievements and participate in the event. These milestones would not be as special without all of you.
Later that evening the festivities continued with our holiday party. We had a great turnout, great food and drinks and we even had UFC on Fox playing in the lobby. It was the perfect way to end a great day.