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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James Joseph Flood

High School: Attended Pueblo Catholic H.S., graduating in 1953...Lettered four years each from 1949-53 in football (end and fullback) and basketball (forward)...Flood was a two-time 1st Team All Conference in football and named 1st Team All Conference one season in basketball

College: Went to Pueblo Junior College and played football (end) and was on the boxing team (156 lbs.) for a year (1955-56) before transferring to Sacramento State College (SSC), where he graduated in 1959.. At SSC, Flood spent three years (1956-59) as a boxer at both 156 lbs. and 165 lbs...Competed in the 1956 Olympic Trials  where he finished runner-up as he was unable to fight in the finals due to a cut...James won numerous tournaments, among them: San Jose State, Michigan State, Idaho State, Washington State and University of Nevada Tournaments as well as the 1957 California Polytechnic Tournament and the University of California Tournament...Flood was the 1958 NCAA National Champion at 156 lbs. and placed runner-up at the NCAA Tournament at 165 lbs. in 1959 (He won the semi-final and was unable to defend his title due to a cut)...He won the Invitational Intercollegiate Boxing Tournament (165 lbs.)...Was chosen twice as the "Outstanding Athlete" at California State university, Sacramento...Named to the National Intercollegiate Boxing Association First Team All American (1959)...Won the 1960 Russ Newland Memorial Award for the Best Boxer.

Military:  Joined the U.S. Army for two years (1953-55) where he was on the boxing team at 156 lbs... Won the 1954 Northeast Overseas Boxing Tournament (156 lbs.) which took place at St. Johns, Newfoundland...Placed runner-up at the 1955 Service Championship Tournament held at Parks Air Force Base.
 
Boxing Career: Southern Colorado Golden Gloves Champion Colorado Golden Gloves Champion...James boxed professionally for two years (1960-62) at 156 lbs and posted a career record of 12 wins and 2 losses...Professional boxing career cut short due to an injury in 1961, James was named the "Best preliminary Boxer of 1960" by the Society of California Boxing.
 
Articles/Quotes: In an article published in "Sports Illustrated" in 1959,  The Jesse Landenberg - Jim  Flood semifinal bout at 165 pounds was the "The greatest fight ever in the NCAA championship history"... "Jim had one of the remarkable careers as a collegiate and golden glove boxers.  An opponent never defeated Jim.  His 3 or 4 losses came due to cuts.  Jim was ahead in points and the ring doctor stopped the match due to a cut or Jim won the previous night but the ring doctor would not let him fight the next night due a cut...Jim probably would have been a three time NCAA boxing champion but the ring doctor made Jim forfeit the 1959 title due to a cut.
 
Honors: Inducted into the Sacramento Valley Boxing Association Hall of Fame (1984)...Inducted into the California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State) Hall of Fame (2002)

Occupation: Flood was a coach & Athletic Director for 30 years (1961-91) for the California Youth Authority

 

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