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

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

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Thatcher Building (Main Floor)
5th and Main
Pueblo, CO 81003

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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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Edward R. "Ed" Renck

High School: Attended Pueblo Central H.S., graduating in 1960.

College: Went to the University of Southern Colorado where he graduated in 1965 with a degree in Industrial Arts.

Auto Racing: Renck is the owner and driver or Renck Racing...Ed competed in motor racing for two years (1965-66) and drag racing for 16 years (1967-83)...He also has raced since 2001 on the Bonneville Flats and is a member of the Sports Car Club of America since 2007.

Drag Racing Achievements:
    Won over 45 races all over the country from 1967-93.
    Winner of the Division V top fuel Dragster Championship in 1970.
    Took 2nd place, Division V Top Fuel Dragster in 1972
    Qualified No. 1 at the NHRA 1972 World Finals at Ontario, CA in the Top fuel Dragster Class.
    Winner of the 1976 Pro Comp Division V Championship. Division V "Driver of the Year"
    Took 2nd Place, Division v Top Fuel Dragster in 1978.
    As a member of the Sports Car club of America, Renck set the track record at Heartland Park in Topeka, KS in 2007.

Coaching Background: Renck coached a variety of youth sports which included football, Basketball, baseball and softball:
Football:
    Coach of the Raiders Junior Football League (JFL) for two years (1984-85)
    Coach of the Fairmont Park team for three years (1981-83)
Basketball:
    Head Coach of the YMCA for one season (1977-78)
    Head Coach of the Mavericks (1978-85)    
    Head coach of the Pueblo Central H.S. Freshman for five years (1990-94)
    Took over as the Pueblo Central H.S. Varsity head coach for three years (1995-97)  
Baseball:        
    Head Coach of UTU team (1978-79)
    Head Coach of Outboard Marine (1979-80)
    Head Coach of Ron’s Exxon (1981)
    Head Coach of the Pueblo A’s (1982)
    Head Coach of Pueblo Centennial H.S. (13 yr old preps) for a year (1983)
    Head Coach of Pueblo Centennial H.S. - Freshman (1985-89)
    Head Coach of Pueblo Central H.S. - Freshman (1989-97)
    Head Coach of the Dodge team (2008)
Softball:
    Coach of the Panthers softball team for four years (2005-08)
    
Coaching Records:
    Lost only a total of five games as the Head Coach of the youth baseball teams of UTU, Outboard Marine, Ron’s Exxon
    and the Pueblo A's (1978-82).
    Lost total of five games as the head coach of the 3rd-8th grade Maverick's youth basketball teams (1978-1985).
    Posted a perfect 16-0 record as the head coach of Fairmont Park's bantam League 4th, 5th, and 6th grade teams
    (1981-1983).
    Posted a perfect 16-0 record as the Head Coach of the Centennial High School 13 yr. old prep baseball team (1983).
    Also coached the 13 year old prep all-star team to the State Championship and led the team to the Regional Tournament
    in Pittsburgh, KS. (1983).
    Went 12-2 during two separate seasons as the Raiders” JFL, head football coach.  Both seasons lost in the Super Bowl
    at Dutch Clark (1984-1985).  
    Posted a 12-0 record as the Centennial High School freshman baseball coach (1986).
    Posted a 41-21 record in three years as Central High School’s varsity boys basketball coach advancing to the Sweet 16
    two out of the three years coaching (1995-1997).

Contributions:
    Ed's proudest contribution to the youth of Pueblo is the fact that he was and industrial arts teacher at Pueblo Central High
    School for 33 years (1965-1997).
    Mentor to Lee Beard, professional NHRA crew chief, Ed got Beard started in the sport of drag racing.  Beard has since
    gone on to win two World Championships and top fuel dragster and top fuel funny car and he has also won 53 national
    events and 55 pole positions.                            
    Renck was instrumental in developing the talent of numerous players that guided Centennial High School's football team
    to the Class 3A State championship in 1987.  Some of those players included Trooper Sanchez, Richard Reyes Jr.,  Brian
    Nava, Tim Nava,  Ngalu Kalemeni and Phil Medina.
    He was instrumental in helping to start the Little League baseball at Runyon Field.    
    Ed was selected as an All-Star baseball coach in 1982, 1983, 1985, and 1986 for various Runyon Field Teams.
    Selected to the Pueblo East H.S.  Boys' Coaches' Classic Hall of Fame (Basketball tournament) in December 2004
    Since 1998, has won numerous trophies and honors while at National Hot
    Rod shows as he is the owner of several hot rods including a 1932 and 1934 Ford Roadster.

Occupation: Renck was a teacher for 33 years at Pueblo Central H.S.

Personal: Lives in Pueblo with his wife, Linda Sue.

 

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