Spank Blasing Award


james blasingJames 'Spank" BlasingThis award is named for James "Spank" Blasing, a longtime coach and sports administrator at CSU-Pueblo. Blasing launched the men's track and cross country programs during his tenure at the school. The award recognizes the school's top male scholar-athlete.

To date there have been a total of 39 Spank Blasing recipients honored

Click HERE to read Spank's profile 

 

 

 

 


 

Spank Blasing Recipients

2023- Reggie Williams (Baseball)

2022- Ty Lewis (Baseball)

2021 - Nate Miller (Track & Field)

2020 - Kyle Rosenbrock (Foootball)

2019 - Kevin Ribarich (Foootball)

2018 - Derrick Williams (Track & Field)

2017 - Derrick Carter (Track & Field)

2016 - Jake Ludwick (Football)

2015 - Stephen Dickens (Football)

2014 - Saul Shrom (Tennis)

2013 - James Berry (Golf)

2012 - Lee Meisner (Football)

2011 - Justin Grant (Wrestling)

2010 - Mike Sanchez (Baseball)

2009 - Trevor Martinez (Soccer)

2008 - Chris Childress (Basketball)

2007 - Andrew Hedrick (Golf)

2006 - Steve Raquet (Basketball)

2005 - Brian Vecchio (Basketball)

2004 - Tomy Wittmus (Baseball)

Spank Blasing Recipients

2003 - Craig Miller (Soccer)

2002 - Sam Christensen (Baseball)

2001 - Brian Luna (Wrestling)

2000 - Dave Bradshaw (Basketball)
           Jason Tapia (Wrestling)

1995 - Reco Burt (Basketball)

1994 - Jason Allen (Golf)

1993 - Mannie Garcia (Wrestling)

1992 - Dax Charles (Wrestling)

1991 - Andy Pipher (Wrestling)

1990 - Jeff Martinez (Track & Field)

1989 - Chuck Pipher (Wrestling)

1988 - Myron Jeffersoon (Track & Field)
           Chuck Pipher (Wrestling)
           Guy Taylor (Basketball)

1987 - Chuck Pipher (Wrestling)

1986 - Calvin Shrull (Wrestling)

1985 - Jeff Bell (Track/Football)

1984 - Dan DeRose (Football)

1983 - Roy Thomas (Football)

1982 - Michael Duran Cross Country)

Spank Blasing Quick Facts

Total Athletes Honored: 39

3-time Spank Blasing Winner (1)
Chuck Piper (1987-89)

Tennis Recipients (1)
Saul Shrom (2014)

Cross Country Recipients (1)
Michael Duran (1984)

Soccer Recipients (2)
Trevor Martinez (2009)
Craig Miller (2003)

Golf Recipients (3)
James Berry (2013)
Andrew Hedrick (2007)
Jason Allen (1994)

Baseball Recipients (5)
Reggie Williams (2023)
Ty Lewis (2022)
Mike Sanchez (2010)
Tony Wittmus (2004)
Sam Christensen (2002)

Basketball Recipients (6)
Chris Childress (2008)
Steve Raquet (2006)
Brian Vecchio (2005)
Dave Bradshaw (2000)
Reco Burt (1995)
Guy Taylor (1988)

Football Recipients (6)
Kyle Rosenbrock (2020)
Kyle Ribarich (2019)
Jake Ludwick (2016)
Lee Meisner (2012)
Roy Thomas (1983)
Dan DeRose (1982)

Track & Field Recipients (6)
Nate Miller (2021)
Derrick Williams (2018)
Derrick Carter (2017)
Jeff Martinez (1990)
Myron Jefferson (1988)
Jeff Bell (1985)

Wrestling Recipients (8)
Justin Grant (2011)
Brian Luna (2001)
Jason Tapia (2000)
Mannie Garcia (1993)
Dax Charles (1992)
Andy Pipher (1991)
Chuck Pipher (1987-89)
Calvin Shrull (1986)

 

 

REMEMBERING OUR FALLEN GPSA INDUCTEES

The Greater Pueblo Sports Association (GPSA) has announced a list of honorees that have passed since the 2023 induction ceremony on Nov. 15.

 

 

Daniel RosalesDaniel
Rosales

12/13/2023
Class of 2002

Everett C. ThalhamerEverett C.
Thalhamer

12/23/2023
Class of 2014