GPSA Locations

GPSA Office
P.O. Box 413
Pueblo, CO 81002

GPSA Room
Massari Arena
Colo State Univ.- Pueblo
Pueblo, CO 81007

Hall of Fame Wall
Thatcher Building (Main Floor)
5th and Main
Pueblo, CO 81003

Top Panel
Tuesday, 26 September 2017

GPSA Meetings

Below is a list of remaining meetings dates for the GPSA during the 2017 calendar year. All meeting held on the third Monday from Jan. to May and Aug. through Nov. in the GPSA at Massari Arena. Dates are subject to change if necessary.

 Oct 16 Nov. 20 

GPSA Banquet

What:   Annual  Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
When:  Wednesday, November 15, 2017 (7 p.m.)
Where: Fortino Ballroom, Pueblo Community College

Application Deadline

The deadline for nominations each year is Aug. 1.  Go to the Application Tab above to download and fill out an application today.

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Art Martinez

High School: Attended Pueblo County H.S. (PCHS), graduating in 1966...Martinez was a three sport letterman at PCHS, playing football, baseball and wrestling for the Hornets...Posted a record of 35 wins and 10 losses on the wrestling team...During his sophomore season, Art was getting off the school bus following football practice, he was hit by a car and fractured his leg in two place...He was in a cast for six months...Recorded a record of 16-6 during his Junior season and lost in the district semifinal 5-4 to Lynn Bickford (state champion from Rocky Ford) and missed a state birth his senior year despite putting up a career best 19 wins in 23 matches.

Softball: Martinez played Fast Pitch softball for the Aztec Softball Club as a pitcher/catcher...He won many All-Tournament honors and 16 Most Valuable Player )MVP awards which include International Softball Congress State (ISC) Tournament MVP in 1983...Art was the ISC District MVP in 1978 and CF&I Local 2102 League MVP five times 1973, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980...Martinez played in three ISC World Fastpitch Tournaments while a member of the Aztec Softball Club.    

Official:  Art spent 20+ years officiating wrestling at Dual, Conference, District, Regional, and State Meets...He was selected to officiate first State Wrestling Tournament (AA Tournament) in 1971 and work first AAA State Wrestling Championships that took place in 1974... From 1974-81, Martinez Refereed eight AA State Wrestling Tournaments and a week later refereed eight AAA State Wrestling Tournaments...Art has been selected every years to referee the State Wrestling Tournaments making it 19 Consecutive years...From 1971-89, he has refereed 12 AA tournaments and 15 AAA tournaments for a total of 27 State Wrestling Tourneys which is a Colorado record for most officiated state tournaments all-time...Martinez also officiated for Colorado University until they dropped the program and for the NAIA Adams State and the University of Southern Colorado...He has officiated the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournament twice...Art has served as both the President and has been secretary of the Pueblo Study Group of Wrestling Officials for eight years... He is one of three Area Directors for all of Southern Colorado for wrestling officials...In addition to officiating wrestling, Martinez all worked the sidelines in football for 17 seasons and umpired baseball for 15 years and worked in numerous play off games for both sports...His last year as an umpire was in 1985.

Other Notes: "On April 20th 1985, during a fishing trip with his son Mark at Runyon Lake two boys fell into the lake and Art jumped in and helped rescue the boys." - Dino Aragon, Secretary of the Pueblo Wrestling Officials Association.

What They Said: "Art Martinez was one of the best High School Wrestlers we participated against - and a fine Gentleman. I had the opportunity to watch him officiate in his early years and he was one of the best in the State." -Hoy E. Frakes, Historian GPSA         

Occupation:    Worked a total of Total 22 years at the CF&I, starting in 1967 (10 years) in the blast furnace, then worked in the boiler shop as a crane man.   

Personal: Lives in Pueblo with his wife, Patty.

 

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