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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Edward O. "Eddie - the Chopper" Orazem

High School: Attended Pueblo Central H.S., graduating in 1923

Contributor: Orazem was the first Full Time Sports Editor for the Pueblo Star Journal (& Chieftain)... He worked for 50 years as a Sports editor of the Pueblo Star-Journal...Eddie started out at as a route carrier then moving on to an office boy, then mailer and high school correspondent, before starting full-time as a Sports editor the day after high school graduation from Pueblo Centennial in the Spring of 1923.
    
Below are some of the athletes that Orazem knew: Earl H. Clark "The Flying Dutchman", Dave Packard, Jim Fimple, Jim "Ox" Smith, Hatfield Chilson, Vernon "Shanty" Cochran, John McQuaid, Johnny Elbeck, Bruno DeRose, the Amaya boys, Harry Spicer, Johnny Badovinac, Joe Hughes, Rodney Wallace, Gary Knafelc, Richard C. Wolf, C.I. Stillman, Dennis Martinez, Allen Maury, The Colglazier boys, Bruce Heath, Richard and Bob Busia, Sam Greer, Ernie Lara, The Zaharias brothers, Loren Schweinger, Bobby Graham, Gene Poston, Enky Pechek and his brothers, Bobby McCracken, the McCoy gang, Floretta D. McCutcheon, Bob Poole, Isobel De Fiore Simpson, Cynthia Icabone, Olga and Claudia Tezak, Ruth Hulsey and Pat Whitworth {Whittmore?], rifle shooters Carl Marsden and Leo Crosby....Joe "Awful" Coffee and Don Perko...

Eddie also knew a lot of great coaches:  Col. W.S. Kettering of Centennial, Major Fred W. Huling of Central...Oscar Heigstad, Art Gray, Allison K. Binns, Sollie Raso, Johnny Rivas and Ed Lesar Central;  George Grosvenor, Edward J. Smith, Hoy Frakes, and Jim Grieve Centennial;  Mel Spence, East; Bill Brown, Charles "Chuck" DePietro and Robert "Bob" Overstake, South;  Johnny Frampton, Jack Brookhart and Tano Ozzello, Pueblo Catholic or Roncalli;  Jack Helmsing and Jerry Ellis, Pueblo County;  Dale Rea, Red Eastlack, James "Spank" Blasing and Harry Simmons, Pueblo Junior College and Colorado College.

Occupation: Sports Reporter and Editor of Pueblo Star Journal

 

 

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