Hall Of Fame

The USBA/WBA Hall of Fame

The USBA/WBA Hall of Fame is a place where we recognize top competitors, influential individuals, directors, officials, and the special people that make the United States and World Breaking Association the leading breaking association in the World! The Hall of Fame Awards Banquet is held every 2 years (the Hall of Fame tournament is held every year). Honorees range from new members to veteran breakers to individuals who have helped the USBA/WBA along the way.

USBA/WBA Hall of Fame nominations are made by directors and officials. Nominees are notified before the event, but final honorees are not disclosed until the Hall of Fame Awards Banquet. Honorees receive various awards in honor of their achievement. There is no extra cost to award recipients.

Categories vary from year to year. Some of the categories from previous years include: Founders Hall Inductee, The Trower Award (in honor of the late GM Elton Trower), Competitive Breaking Visionary, Champions Circle, Rising Star, Freshman, Most Improved Breaker, Competitive Spirit, Dedication to Martial Arts Breaking, Best Break of the Year, Tournament MVP, and Next Generation of Champion Breakers.

When is the next Hall of Fame?

The next USBA/WBA Hall of Fame Awards Banquet will be in the Fall of 2018 and will continue to be held every 2 years after.

Honorees

We congratulate all of our past USBA/WBA Hall of Fame award recipients. Below is a list of recipients. Click on a category to view recipients.

  • USBA/WBA Founders Hall Inductees

    USBA/WBA Founders Hall Inductees

    Adam Grogin
    2016
    Karen Smith
    2014
    GM Elton Trower
    2013
  • The Trower Award

    The Trower Award

    John Zurisk
    2016
    Karen Smith
    2015
  • USBA/WBA Competitive Breaking Visionary

    USBA/WBA Competitive Breaking Visionary

    Larry Fields
    2013
  • USBA/WBA Champions Circle

    USBA/WBA Champions Circle

    Don Chandler
    2015
    John Zurisk
    2014
    Jonathan Hardwicke
    2014
    Sean Anderson
    2014
    Clinton Murphy
    2013
    Raphael Velez
    2013
    Karen Smith
    2013
  • USBA/WBA Rising Star Award

    USBA/WBA Rising Star Award

    Jonathan Hardwicke
    2015
    Sean Anderson
    2015
    Tom Collins
    2015
  • USBA/WBA Freshman Award

    USBA/WBA Freshman Award

    Michael Thomas
    2016
    David Mayton
    2015
    Todd Smelt
    2015
    Eryn Smelt
    2015
  • USBA/WBA Most Improved Breaker

    USBA/WBA Most Improved Breaker

    World/National

    Sophia Serrano
    2016
    Haylee Kilfeather
    2016
    CJ Murphy
    2016
    Connor Cognac
    2016
    Eric Spagnolo
    2016
    Joel Scism
    2016
    Joshua LeBlanc
    2016
    Oz Brooks
    2015
    Camryn O’Donnell
    2015
    Evick Perez
    2015
    Kenneth Goodrich
    2015
    Sarah Kulenski
    2014
    Selana Kurutan
    2014
    Lexi Chabot
    2014
    Mary Kennedy
    2013
    Richard Sabo
    2013
    Mikaela Lavoy
    2013

    Northeastern US Regional

    Dawson Errigo
    2016
    Barbara LeBlanc
    2016
    Arika Struzinsky
    2015
    Robert Rice
    2015
    Camryn O’Donnell
    2014
    Kenneth Goodrich
    2014
    Shawn Austin
    2013
    Freeman Sawyer
    2013

    South Central US Regional

    Sean Polk
    2014
    Steve Black
    2013
    James Trinka
    2013
  • USBA/WBA Competitive Spirit Award

    USBA/WBA Competitive Spirit Award

    World/National

    Austin Gordon
    2016
    Nathan LeBlanc
    2016
    David Mayton
    2016
    Kenneth Goodrich
    2016
    Samantha Murphy
    2015
    Connor Cognac
    2015
    Mary Kennedy
    2015
    Barbara LeBlanc
    2015
    Gary McClain
    2015
    Daniel Padin
    2015
    Seth Britton
    2014
    Arika Struzinsky
    2014
    Tahyllore Smith
    2013
    Skylar Pagliuca
    2013

    Northeastern US Regional

    Madeline West
    2016
    Michael Mannino
    2016
    Eric Phelps
    2015
    David Mayton
    2015
    Colby Fisher
    2014
    Tony Collins
    2014
    Samantha Austin
    2013
    James Trinka
    2013

    South Central US Regional

    Italya Herrera
    2014
  • USBA/WBA Dedication to Martial Arts Breaking Award

    USBA/WBA Dedication to Martial Arts Breaking Award

    Karen Smith
    2016
    Paul Hickey
    2016
    Gary McClain
    2016
    Nick Zambri
    2015
    Don Chandler
    2015
    Clinton Murphy
    2014
    Daniele Serrano
    2014
    Robert Anderson
    2014
    Paul Hickey
    2014
    John Zurisk
    2013
    Gary Reho
    2013
    Adam Grogin
    2013
    Jonathan Field
    2013
  • USBA/WBA Tournament MVP

    USBA/WBA Tournament MVP

    Don Chandler
    2016
    Josh Warmund
    2016
    Rich Sabo
    2016
  • USBA/WBA Best Break of the Year

    USBA/WBA Best Break of the Year

    World/National

    Arianna Bush
    2016
    Alex Oliver
    2016
    Oz Brooks
    2016
    Jonathan Schnepp
    2016
    Brady Clarke
    2015
    Amber Smelt
    2015
    Sean Anderson
    2015
    John Zurisk
    2015
    Renee Harvey
    2015
    Shawn Heeley
    2014
    Johnny Smith
    2014
    Shawn Austin
    2014
    Mikaela Lavoy
    2014
    Sean Anderson
    2013
    Lexie Chabot
    2013
    Michael Cusack
    2013

    Northeastern US Regional

    Clinton Murphy
    2014
    Skylar Pagliuca
    2013

    South Central US Regional

    Drake Fields
    2013