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HALL OF FAME

2017 Hall of Fame Induction
Saturday 19th August Hyde School Bath, ME beginning at 4pm

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Send check for $25 payable to MAWA using the following address 

    John Nicholas, MAWA President
    3 Carmichael Lane
    Windham Maine 04062

Due date: 12th August 2017


CLICK HERE FOR HOF NOMINATION FORM  

Please NOTE: Nominations are DUE by April 11th.


MAWA honors individuals who have contributed to Maine Wrestling by keeping a historical accounting of their effort  as role models in wrestling and general community. The list of the MAWA Hall of Fame Members includes individuals who may have coached, wrestled, officiated or who contributed to the sport in their very special ways. Maine Amateur Wrestling Alliance presents periodic awards which include induction into the Maine Wrestling Hall of Fame, recognition of the Person of the Year, Coach of the Year, an Kent Academic Scholarship, and finally the Caramihalis Outstanding Wrestler.


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    HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
    On a periodic basis, the Maine Amateur Wrestling Alliance receives nominations from the wrestling community for consideration of induction into the Maine Wrestling Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame Committee reviews and recommends a candidate list which is presented for secrete ballot. The Inducted members of Hall of Fame and the Board of Directors cast votes on the candidate list. Votes are tabulated. From that voting process, the list of inductees are notified of their future induction into the Hall of Fame and this news is made public. Their friends and family are invited to the induction ceremony where a presenter shares the inductee's background and history in Maine Wrestling. Anyone may nominate a person to be considered for the Maine Wrestling Hall of Fame.

    1993
    John Caramihalis of Sanford

    1994
    Ron Sparkowich of Sanford
    Wally Lafountain of Winslow
    John Smith of Gardiner

    1995
    Gerry Perkins of Rumford
    Earl Boyes of Massabesic
    Mike Caramihalis of Sanford
    Reggie Monroe of Sanford
    Conrad Turgeon of Sanford

    1996
    Ted Reese of Topsham
    Robert Eon of Massabesic
    Dave Gudroe of Dexter
    Rick Sparkowich of Sanford

    1999
    Ted Heroux of Belfast
    Gary Kent of Maine
    Dave Woodsome of Sanford
    Bob Baker of Hinkley
    Tom Smith of Winslow
    Eric Allain of Sanford

    2000
    Keith Lancaster of Oxford Hills
    Kevin Marriner of Belfast
    Romey Pelletier of Fort Kent
    Bob McPhee of Rumford

    2001
    Doug Libby of Sanford
    Bob Elwell of Morse
    Kevin Gilmore or Runford


    2002
    Jayson Allain of Sanford
    Domingo Cumpian of Mt Blue
    Steve Sabine of Skowhegan
    Steve Nokes of Rumford

    2003
    Jim Coffin of Morse
    Larry Gill of Rumford
    Mark Perkins of Mt Ararat
    Dennis Sprague of Belfast
    Brian Walch of Westbrook

    2004
    Al Kirk of Deering
    Dennis Walch of Westbrook
    Sean Sheehy of Wells
    Frank Spizouco of Dexter

    2005
    Matt Rix of Marshwood
    Brian Brunk of Bonny Eagle
    Tom Layte of Portland
    Dennis Bishop of Brunswick

    2006
    John Kelly of Camden Hills
    Brian Borkowski of Oak Hill
    Bill Brochu of Westbrook
    Jayson York of Bonny Eagle

    2007
    Steve Defillip of Rumford
    Patrick Kelly of Camden Hills
    Jim Tuttle of Sanford

    2008
    Keith Kalman of Sanform
    Adam Farrington of Bonny Eagle
    John Tuttle of Sanford

    2009
    Hal Watson of Dirigo
    Bob Walker of Noble
    Mark Lewia of Wells
    Ryan Kalman of Sanford

    2010
    Andrew Kalman of Sanford
    James Aguiar of Plymouth St NH
    Les Leighton of Sanford

    2011
    Brandon Bushaw of Westbrook
    Tim Wilson of Dexter
    Scott Milliken of Deering
    Tom Wells of Cony

    2012
    John Gordon of Fryeburg
    Tim Boetsch of Camden Hills
    Kip DeVoll of Noble

    2013
    Doug Gilbert of Dirigo
    Jon Kane of Deering
    Maynard Pelletier of Fort kent
    Rusty Smith of Dexter
    Tom Ward of Mt Blue

    2014
    Ben Goulette of Morse
    Scott Lewia of Wells
    Mark Stevens of Lisbon
    Jeremy Reynolds of Gorham

    2015
    Chris Remsen of Camden
    Decota Cotten of Noble
    Gerald Hutchinson of Howland

    2016
    Wes Leighton
    Josh Pelletier of Dover-Foxcroft
    Allen Stein of Deering

    2017



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    GARY KENT ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP
    The Maine Amateur Wrestling Alliance offers a financial scholarship to graduating seniors who will pursue post-secondary study. Students planning on attending prep school, technical school, or two or four year colleges are encouraged to apply. One scholarship will be awarded to a wrestler or manager. The successful applicant should demonstrate outstanding academic achievement as well as a history of solid citizenship. A written essay, complete transcript, and two letters of recommendation must accompany the application form. The scholarships will be awarded following successful completion of one semester of post-secondary education

    1993


    1994


    1995


    1996


    1999


    2000


    2001


    2002


    2003
    Mike Boulette of Biddeford
     [1st awarded]

    2004
    Greg Sousa of Cony

    2005
    Keith Drago, Camden Hills

    2006
    Daniel Farrar of Lincoln 

    2007


    2008
    Bobby Dedovic of Bonny Eagle

    2009
    Sam Helm

    2010


    2011
    Glenn Emery of Westbrook 

    2012


    2013
    Nick Kothman of Erskine Academy

    2014
    Stewart Buzzell of Monmouth 

    2015



    2016



    2017



    2018



    2019



    2020


    COACH OF THE YEAR
    The Maine Amateur Wrestling Alliance honors those individual coaches who offer strong leadership, character, guidance, dedication, encouragement, technical skills while being a role model, supportive to our athletes and have the distinction of an overwhelming successful team mixed with individual successes.
    1993


    1994


    1995


    1996


    1999


    2000


    2001


    2002


    2003


    2004


    2005

    2006


    2007


    2008
    Joe Pistone of USM / So Portland
    [1st awarded]

    2009
    Mark Stevens of Lisbon HS

    2010
    Brooks Clark of Bonny Eagle

    2011
    Bryce Thurston of Fryeburg 

    2012
    Levi Rollins of Camden Hills

    2013
    Luis Ayala of Dover-Foxcroft

    2014
    Matt Rix of Marshwood

    2015
    Tony Stevens of Oxford


    2016
    Tenney Noyes
    Brooks Thompson

    2017



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    2019



    2020


    PERSON OF THE YEAR
    On a periodic basis, the Board of Directors upon receipt of a list of nominations from the general public, selects a person who has contributed to the sport of wresting in Maine. This person may be a parent, a booster, a contributor, anyone who has sought to improve the sport. Maine Amateur Wrestling Alliance encourages coaches, wrestling officials, teachers, parents, and booster groups to make nominations at any time. The award is normally presented the same time as the Hall of Fame Inductees.

    1993


    1994


    1995


    1996


    1999


    2000
    Al Kenison of Kennebunk 
    [1st awarded]

    2001
    Charles Fyler of Monmouth 

    2002
    Beverly Glover of Dirigo 

    2003
    Ben and Cindy Braasch of Deering 

    2004
    Ron and Susan Elwell of Morse 

    2005
    Dr Frank Kieliszek of Oxford Hills 

    2006
    Mike Taylor of Mt Ararat

    2007
    Harry Smith of Mexico

    2008
    David DeVoll of Noble

    2009
    Bob Wemier and Kevin Smith of Deering

    2010
    Tom and Lola Vallee of Cony

    2011
    Janice Cyr of Scarborough

    2012


    2013
    Robert Ewing of Mt. Ararat High

    2014
    Aaron James, Don McCann and Joshua Pelletier, Mike Carter of UMaine Orono NCWA Wrestling

    2015
    Robert and Lisa Craig of Skowhegan


    2016
    Alan Kinerson


    2017



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    2019



    2020


    CARAMIHALIS OUTSTANDING WRESTLER
    The Caramihalis Outstanding Wrestler of the Year Award is presented to the outstanding high school senior competitor in the state. The MAWA Selection Committee members base their decision on the candidates’ success during state, New England and national level competition.

    While emphasis is placed on the candidates’ senior year, career statistics are also considered. In addition, the athlete chosen shall possess the personal qualities that the sport of wrestling inherently fosters. The winner shall demonstrate good sportsmanship on the mat and around the competitive arena. A solid academic background and good citizenship in the school and community is a necessity.

    1993


    1994


    1995


    1996


    1999


    2000
    Daryl Butrick of Marshwood 
    [1st awarded] 

    2001
    Dan Whelan of Marshwood 

    2002
    Ben Goulette of Morse 

    2003
    Chris Tracy or Westbrook 

    2004
    Decota Cotten of Noble
    Chris Remsen of Camden Hills 

    2005
    Chris Barkac of Dexter 

    2006
    Josh Pelletier of Foxcroft  

    2007
    Jeremiah Barkac of Dexter

    2008
    Carlin Dubay of Caribou

    2009
    Travis Spencer of Belfast

    2010
    Bill Gauthier of York

    2011


    2012
    Rhett Chase of Camden Hills

    2013
    Dan Del Gallo of Gardiner

    2014
    Tyler Everett of Massabesic

    2015
    Cody Hughes of Marshwood


    2016
    Peter DelGallo


    2017



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    2019



    2020


    COLLEGE OUTSTANDING WRESTLER
    The most Outstanding College Wrestler of the Year Award is presented to the outstanding college competitor.. The MAWA Selection Committee members base their decision on the candidates’ success during local, New England and national level competition.

    The athlete chosen shall possess the personal qualities that the sport of wrestling inherently fosters. The winner shall demonstrate good sportsmanship on the mat and around the competitive arena. A solid academic background and good citizenship in the school and community is a necessity.

    1993


    1994


    1995


    1996


    1999


    2000


    2001

    2002

    2003

    2004



    2005


    2006
      

    2007


    2008


    2009


    2010


    2011


    2012


    2013


    2014


    2015
    Jon Deupree of USM
    [1st awarded]


    2016
    Daniel DelGallo


    2017



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    2019



    2020



    SPECIAL HONORS AND RECOGNITION
    Each year we honor many individuals who have contributed to our sport. Every so often the need arises to go above and beyond these recognitions and honor an individual for their achievements and impact to and for Maine wrestling. This special distinction is at the MAWA Board of Directors discretion and occurs only when the Board feels its justified and warranted. 

    1993


    1994


    1995


    1996


    1999


    2000


    2001


    2002


    2003


    2004


    2005

    2006


    2007


    2008
    Paul Rivard of Sanford 
    Sportsmanship Award

    2009


    2010

    2011


    2012


    2013
    Chuck Alexander of Harpswell 
    MAWA Past President

    2014
    Ted Reese
    Lifetime Achievement Award

    2015
    Wally Lafountain and
    James Aguiar
    Lifetime Achievement Award

    2016



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    2018



    2019



    2020


    RECENT HALL OF FAME VOTING PROCESS CHANGE
    For Hall of Fame Members

    This is to notify you of an important change made to the MAWA by-laws by the Board of Directors. The Board feels this new change will ensure that the Hall of Fame voting process is fair and effective.


    In the past, the members of the MAWA Board of Directors and each Hall of Fame member has been eligible to cast a ballot for the nominees for Hall-of-Fame induction.


    As the ranks of Hall of Fame members have grown, it has become increasingly difficult to ensure that communication with each member occurs on a timely basis when the voting period opens. Members change email addresses or physical addresses, and the Board doesn’t always know if the ballot is received by everyone. In addition, as the number of Hall of Fame members has increased, the actual group that votes often lacks a geographic balance that the Board considers important to the process.


    Going forward, the Hall of Fame voting panel will consist of the members of the Board of Directors and seven Hall of Fame members, who will be selected by the Board. Any Hall of Fame member can request to be one of the seven voting members; however, please keep in mind that this is an important duty that will involve some time. A HOF voting member will have a term not to exceed three years but can reapply after the completion of their term. 


    Those HOF members not selected for the voting process and other HOF members will still be sent the information on all nominees as in the past. You can make your intentions known to either an MAWA board member or a HOF voting member on how you would cast your ballot. 


    We encourage all Hall of Fame members to consider being one of the seven voting members. 


    If you are interested in being considered, please reply to me not later than Friday, March 28, 2014. Feel free to contact me for more detailed information on the process. This process is posted on our MAWA website at MAWAWrestling.org.

    Regards,
    MAWA President