GPSA Locations

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

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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By History

Below shows the GPSA honorees and history of the Greater Pueblo Sports Association (GPSA) along with the year of induction in parenthesis ().

LEGEND: p = awarded posthumously; >= attended first meeting; * = deceased;+ = charter member (placed after year inducted)


Lifetime Members - LM
(Seven Male Honorees)
Attend 1st GPSA Meeting
(Six Male Honorees)
GPSA Charter Inductees
(10 Male Honorees)
Mickey Giarrantano (1993 LM) Loren Kilstofte (2003*>) Earl Harry 'Dutch' Clark (1973+*)
Sel Elizondo (1992 LM) Carmen Angelo Rivas (1999>) Bruno A. "Dr." DeRose (1973*+)
Dr. Donald G. "Don" Stutters (1993 LM) Brian Macartney (1988*>) Gary L. Knafelc (1973+)
Ernie Balloti (1981 LM) David J. "Dave" Novak (1980*>) Raymond E. "Red" LeMasters (1973*+)
Hoy Frakes, Sr. (1981 LM) Ken Coatney (1976*>) William L. "Bill" McClatchy(1973*+)
Samuel Joseph "Sam" Corsentino (1980 LM) Sollie Simon "Sol" Raso (1976> LM) Edward A. "Ed" Orazem (1973*+)
Robert S. "Bob" Trevithick (1978 LM)   Tony Niccoli, Jr. (1973+*p)
Sollie Simon "Sol" Raso (1976> LM)   Harry Hugh "Chief" Simmons (1973*+)
Tom Keach (1973 LM)   Edwin J. "Ed" Smith (1973*+)
    Calvin "Cal" Tatum (1973+)


Awarded Posthumously
(32 Male/Two Female Honorees)
Inductees Deceased
(122 Male/Eight Female  Honorees)
George Joseph Mastrini (2014*p) George Joseph Mastrini (2014*p)
George Zaharias (2014*p) George Zaharias (2014*p)
Jack C. Hildner (2012*p) Jack C. Hildner (2012*p)
Andrew "Chink" Mihalick (2012*p) Walter Leo Hill (2012*)
William M. "Billy" Yalotz (2012*p) Andrew "Chink" Mihalick (2012*p)
Frank A. "Inky" Pechek (2011*p) William M. "Billy" Yalotz (2012*p)
Dr. Elliott R. Plese (2008*p) David P. Galich (2011*)
Roger A. Hargraves (2006*p) Frank A. "Inky" Pechek (2011*p) 
Joseph C. "Joe" Prater (2006*p) Joseph Lee "Joe" Puleo III (2009*)
John Anthony "Sal" Salimeno, Jr. (2005*p) Jerry H. "Kerz" Kersey (2008*)
Dale G. Drummond (2004*p) Sam O. Clay, Jr. (2007*)
Elizabeth Jane "Liz" Villegas (1998*p) Roger A. Hargraves (2006*p)
Joel Walter "Bear" Herzog (1996*p) Joseph C. "Joe" Prater (2006*p)
Rick Pobst (1995*p) Walter E. "Walt" Clay (2005*)
Charles G. "Charlie" Hoffman (1994*p) Douglas L. "Lee Douglas" Cooley (2005*)
Joseph "Salvy" Hernandez (1992*p) John Anthony "Sal" Salimeno, Jr. (2005*p)
Dr. John W. Sabo, Jr. (1992*p) Dale G. Drummond (2004*p)
Anthony "Tony" Andenucio (1990*p) Richard D. Redd (2004*)
Raymond Earl "Ray" LeMasters II (1989*p) Russell C. "Russ" Sabo (2004*)
Ronney McDowell (1988*p) Frank Thomas Flood (2003*)
Thomas Carlyle Gilmore (1984*p) Loren H. Kilstofte (2003*>)
George A. Newton (1984*p) Jerry Lisle "Too Much" Pike (2003*)
Mike "Mills" Vunovich (1983*p) Ethelyn Thatcher [Jones] Potestio (2001*)
Phillip L. "Hank" Pechek (1981*p) G. Owen Smith (2001*)
Robert Emmett "Bob" McGraw (1979*p>) Fred A. Pechek, Jr. (2000*)
Frank Richard "Pap" Papish (1978*p) Jerry L. Ellis (1998*)
Henry "Hank" Gilmore (1977*p) Elizabeth Jane "Liz" Villegas (1998*p)
James Dale "Ox" Smith (1977*p) Pat A. Rea (1997*)
James Howard Abell (1976*p) Joel Walter "Bear" Herzog (1996*p)
Otto Wilfred "Tink" Snapp, Jr. (1976*p) Richard John "Dick" Vinci (1996*)
Dennis Hagaman (1975*p) Rick Pobst (1995*p)
Edward "Ed" Lesar (1974*p) Charles G. "Charlie" Hoffman (1994*p)
Floretta "Doty" McCutcheon (1974*p) Sam F. "Rabbit" Ferraro (1992*)
Tony Niccoli, Jr. (1973+*p) Joseph "Salvy" Hernandez (1992*p)
  Michael M. "Mike" Milner (1992*)
  Tano Ozzello (1992*)
  Dr. John W. Sabo, Jr. (1992*p)
  Loree "Pi" Sanford (1992*)
  Dennis Lawrence Shefcyk (1992*)
  John L. Veechio (1992*)
  George D. Amaya (1991*)
  Pete Karl Pisciotta (1991*)
  Wilbur Wayne "Willie" Wright (1991*)
  Anthony "Tony" Andenucio (1990*p)
  Jack "Cactus Jack" Helmsing (1989*)
  Ernie "the Fighting Gamecock" Lara (1989*)
  Raymond Earl "Ray" LeMasters II (1989*p)
  John DeNardo (1988*)
  John "Johnnie" Greco (1988*)
  Prince Knafelc (1988*)
  Brian Macartney (1988*>)
  Ronney McDowell (1988*p)
  Frank Stephen Pagano (1988*)
  Fred A. "Coogan" Pechek (1988*)
  Peter C. "Pete" Pomeleo (1988*)
  Jim Bongirno (1987*)
  Isobel DeFiore Simpson (1987*)
  Paul DeFoyd (1986*)
  C.T. "Fitz" Fitzgerald (1986*)
  John Paul Tate (1986*)
  Dr. Albert D. Potestio (1985*)
  Andy Richard Sackman (1985*)
  Ruben Tafoya (1985*)
  Bruce Ernest "Ernie" Watkins (1985*)
  John X. "Johnnie" Elbeck (1984*)
  Thomas Carlyle Gillmore (1984*p)
  J. Newell Hall (1984*)
  George A. "Newt" Newton (1984*p)
  John Lawrence Rivas (1984*)
  Voyd Joseph "Butch" Elich (1983*)
  Charles G. Hitchcock (1983*)
  Ralph E. "Giggs" Lindsey (1983*)
  Dan Milusnic (1983*)
  Mike "Mills" Vunovich (1983*p)
  William S. "Bill" Heath (1982*)
  David C. "Dave" Parlapiano (1982*)
  Robert William "Bob" Pobst (1982*)
  Rev. John Powers (1982*)
  Q.B. Pryor (1982*)
  Charles "George" Simms, Jr. (1982*)
  Dave Baxter (1981*)
  Ezekiel "Zeke" Jimemez (1981*)
  Phillip L. "Hank" Pechek (1981*p)
  Frank E. Perko, Jr. (1981*)
  John Arellano (1980*)
  David J. "Dave" Novak (1980*>)
  Thomas L. "Tom" Stanton (1980*)
  Julius F. "Bud" Dammann (1979*)
  Robert Emmett "Bob" McGraw (1979*p)
  Fred F. Smith (1979*)
  Louis "Lou" Amaya (1978*)
  Willard Stanley Kettering (1978*)
  Frank Richard "Pap" Papish (1978*p)
  Dr. Charles Dale Rea (1978*)
  Rodney A. Wallace (1978*)
  Ross Beatty (1977*)
  Herb Casebeer (1977*)
  James L. "Jim" Fimple (1977*)
  Henry "Hank" Gilmore (1977*p)
  Joseph Edward Hughes (1977*)
  Leland S. 'Lee" Johnson (1977*)
  Ida J. Jones (1977*)
  James Dale "Ox" Smith (1977*p)
  Homer C. Thompson (1977*)
  James Howard Abell (1976*p)
  Ken Coatney (1976*>)
  Hatfield "Judge" Chilson (1976*)
  Peter Anton Elich Jr. (1976*)
  Otto Wilfred "Tink" Snapp, Jr. (1976*p)
  Vernon T. Cochran (1975*)
  Dennis Hagaman (1975*p)
  Frank S. Hoag, Jr. (1975*)
  David Packard (1975*)
  Frank A. "Iron Man" Slack (1975*)
  Gordon Allott (1974*)
  O'Neal Hobbs (1974*)
  Joseph "Joe Awful" Coffee (1974*)
  Sam T. Jones (1974*)
  Edward "Ed" Lesar (1974*p)
  Floretta "Doty"McCutcheon (1974*p)
  Ogla E. Tezak (1974*)
  Ethel "Teach" Wentworth (1974*)
  Earl Harry 'Dutch' Clark (1973+*)
  Bruno A. "Dr." DeRose (1973*+)
  Raymond E. "Red" LeMasters (1973*+)
  William L. "Bill" McClatchy(1973*+)
  Edward A. "Ed" Orazem (1973*+)
  Tony Niccoli, Jr. (1973+*p )
  Harry Hugh "Chief" Simmons (1973*+)
  Edwin J. "Ed" Smith (1973*+)



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