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
Tuesday, 21 November 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.

 Nov. 20

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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Ray Pusedu

Before High School: Played three years (1947-49) of Old Timers Baseball...While attending Keating Junior High, Pusedu played on the basketball team for two years (1948-49) and helped his team to an undefeated 18-0 record.
    
High School: Attended Pueblo Central H.S., graduating in 1954...Ray was a member of both the Wildcats football and wrestling teams (1949-53)...In football, he was a three-time selection to the All-Conference team, twice selected to the All-State squad and was a member of the Wildcats two South Central League championships... During his senior year on he gridiron, Ray was an All-American Honorable Mention and named the "Demolay Outstanding Player" in Centennial/Central game... The team finished the season runner-up in the South Central League...As a wrestler, Pusedu posted a career record of 40-6 and went to the state wrestling tournament three of four years... His year by year individual records were:
10-4 as a sophomore wrestling at 165 lbs; At 175 lbs as both a junior and senior, Ray won 15 of 16 matches, placing fifth at state his junior year and third during his senior season.

College: Went to Pueblo Junior College for two years (1956-57) where he was a two-time All-Conference selection on the football as a guard/linebacker... Ray transferred to Denver University for his final two years (1957-58) and played guard on the Pioneers football team and wrestled as a heavyweight at 175 lbs., before graduating.
    
Coaching Background: Pusedu was an assistant football coach for two years (1964-65) in the Father Powers Football League.
 
Contributions:

1978-91: Appointed to Runyon Field Directors
1978: 1. Start Local Semi-pro baseball team - Collegians
1979: 2. State Baseball Tournament at Runyon Field
1979: 3. Start Joe Andenucio Baseball Tournament
1980: 4. Start the Hank Pachek Tournament
1980: 5. Built the Field #2 Baseball Diamond
1981: 6. Instrumental in starting the Italian Open Golf Tournament at City Park - became known as "The Italian Invitational Golf Tournament" in 1987
1982: 7. Built the Bambino Baseball Field.
1987: Elected President of Runyon Field Directors.
1987: 8. Removed old Grandstand
1988: 9. Built new Grand Stand
1988: 10. Built new Restrooms and offices
1988: 11. Remodeled Concession Area
1988: 12. Brought the Denver Zephyrs to Pueblo
1988: 13. Brought the 2A State Baseball Tournament to Pueblo
1988: 14. Revised the parking lot area.
1988: 15. Held the 2A State Baseball Tournament to Pueblo
1990: 16. Built new cover over the Grand Stand.
1990: 17. Built new Press Box
1990: 18. Held the 2A State Baseball Tournament to Pueblo
1991: 19. Brought back State Baseball to Pueblo (3A, 4A, 5A, 6A).

Achievements: During the 13 years tenure on Runyon field Board of Directors, approximately 7,500 youngsters have benefited from the time and work devoted to Runyon Field...During the 10 years of the Italian Invitational Golf Tournament, over approximately 3,000 golfers have participated...With Ray’s work, time, money and efforts, all of the above have been made possible.

Occupation: Self-Employed

Personal: Lives in Pueblo with his wife, Shirley.

 

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