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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Jerry Lisle "Too Much" Pike

Before High School: Played football for a year as a two way starter and was a city champion on the wrestling squad at 127 lbs., in 1960.

High School: Attended Pueblo Centennial H.S., graduating in 1964...Earned five varsity letters (three in wrestling and two in football) playing each sports three seasons...On the Gridiron, Pike played guard/linebacker and recorded the most team tackles two consecutive years (1962-63)...Jerry earned All-Conference honors on defense and was voted to the Second Team on offense by the Denver Post in 1963 as the Bulldogs finished the season as the state runner-up in the Class 3A State football playoffs...On the wrestling mat, Pike wrestled at weights ranging from 138 lbs to 154 lbs during his career...He is the only wrestler in Pueblo Centennial history to have undefeated season (21-0), winning the Class 3A championship... He is a two-time conference champions and East Tournament champion at 145 lbs and 154 lbs during his junior and senior years in (1963-64) ... In his junior season (1963), Jerry posted 13 wins against five losses and two draws and was a third place finisher at the conference meet and earned state qualifying honors in his sophmore year (1962) at 138 lbs.

He is enshrined in the Pueblo Centennial H.S. Athletic Hall of Fame.

College: Went to Western State College(WSC) in Gunnison, CO... Played at guard/linebacker for the Mountaineers football team for two seasons (earned two letters)...Pike was a Member of WSC's two-time Rocky Mountain Conference Champions in 1964 and 1965 and he had the opportunity play in the 1965 Mineral Water Bowl that took place in Excelsior, MO...Jerry also wrestled for the Mountaineers, placing runner-up at the Wyoming Freshman Tournament in 1965 (at 167 lbs) and third at the 1966 Mountain Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Tournament in the 191 lbs weight class... He was a Rocky Mountain Conference Champion in 1966.
                
Water Skiing: Pike earned a Masters Rating in Salome and Jumping and was a member of the Century Club (must have jumped 100 ft. or more in an American Water Ski Association (AWSA) sanctioned tournament.) World Record at that time 132 ft. held by Chuck Stearns...Jerry qualified with a jump of 112 ft. which he later improved to 124 ft. at the Masters Tournament at Sloans Lake in Denver, CO in 1963... Pike was also a member of the AWSA "Barefoot Club" - skiing on bare feet (No skis).    
    
Contributions: Jerry, along with his father Lisle, were among the first Pueblo residents to become involved in competitive water skiing...Jerry, Lisle and Bill Davis (Outboard marine, and Gene Pike) built the only water ski jump in Pueblo’s history...It was at the former Steel City Boat Club, located across from Fountain Sand and Gravel Company...Jerry developed into a world class water skier in Salome and jumping, often finishing in the top three behind the previously mentioned Chuck Stearns, who at that time was overall reigning World Champion...Jerry was instrumental in teaching the sport of water skiing to many people who continue to enjoy the sport today...Jerry was also the first to accomplish the feat of skiing on his bare feet, later, becoming certified by the AWSA the “Barefoot Club”. Upon Jerry’s death in 1967, the wrestling coaches of the South Central League devoted a trophy in his name which was awarded to the Outstanding Wrestler of the local State Qualifying Wrestling Tournament...The "Jerry Pike Memorial Award" has been presented by a member of Jerry’s family for the past 37 years and continues today.

Personal: Jerry was 20 years old at the time that he was killed in a car wreck on Monarch pass on February 3, 1967.

 

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