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
Monday, 25 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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David Michael "Mike" Spence

High School: Attended Pueblo Centennial H.S. in 1971...Two year team participant in cross country for the Bulldogs (1968-70).

College: Went to Southern Colorado State College (SCSC)...Ran on the cross country team at SCSC for three years (1971-73).

Runnning:    
    Pikes peak Marathon    Participant (1970-74)
    Denver Marathon    Participant (1971-72)
        - Finished 18th in 1971 (second among high school runners) time of 3:04
        - Finished 10th in 1972 time of 2:54
    Mount Evans Ascent Participant (1971)         
        - Finished 8th in the first ever Mount Evans Ascent in a time of 3:08
    Amateur Athlete Union (AAU) 20-Kilo Junior Nationals Participant    
    AAU 25-Kilo Rocky Mountain Participant (1972-73)
        - Finished 8th in 1972 (2nd High School Runners) time of 3:04
        - Finished 5th in 1973 Championships

Sportswriter:
   The Pueblo Chieftain (1975-84)        
   Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph (1984-00)        
   Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame (2000-05)
   The Pueblo Chieftain  (Since 2005)

Honors:
While at the Chieftain, served as the organizer and race director of the Spring Runoff road race, helping to launch an event that is still going 29 years later.
Voted Colorado Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportwriters Association in 1998.  The first writer outside of the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News to win the award in more than 30 years and the only writer with Pueblo roots to ever win the award.
Earned a 4th place nationally from the APSE for an event story from the 1984 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.
Traveled with the PRCA's world champions in 1999 and met President George W. Bush.
Covered five National Finals Rodeos.

Accomplishments:
    - Author of the Book "BRONCOS: THREE DECADES OF FOOTBALL"  Published October 1987, by Foghorn Press.
    - Covered numerous Olympic trials and major amateur sports events.  Was covering the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit when Nancy Kerrigan was attacked (by associates of rival Tonya Harding). Covered the ensuing legal hoopla, as well as the figure skating competition at the Olympics in Lillehammer.    

Occupation:  Sports Writer, Pueblo Chieftain

Personal: Lives in Pueblo West, CO with his wife, Kathleen.

 

 

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