Year Inducted: 1998
Nominated By: Dave Dudley (friend)
Sports Competed In: Basketball
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete, Coach

Fred Pechek

High School:
Attended Pueblo South H.S., graduating in 1979... Played and lettered three seasons (1976-79) each in basketball (guard) and baseball (shortstop) for the Colts.

Achievements:
High School:
● All-City - sophomore, junior and senior years.
● All-League - junior and senior years.
● All-League 1st Team - junior and senior years.
● All-State 1st Team - senior year.
● South Central League "Player-of-the-Year" - 1979 (senior season).
● South Central League Scoring Champion - senior year 1979 (24.0 points per game).
● Honorable Mention - McDonald’s All-American Team.
● Scored 50 points in a game against Widefield H.S. (1979).
● Finished 6th place in the Colorado State Tournament.

College:
Went Mesa College in Grand Junction, CO for two years (1979-80) and played basketball (guard) and baseball (infield) for the Mavericks before transferring to the University of Southern Colorado in 1981 and playing those same sports and positions for the Indians until graduating in 1983.

Achievements:
College:
● All-Conference - RMAC - 1st Team (1982-83)
● NAIA All-District - 1st Team (1982)
● NAIA All-District VII - 1st Team (1983)
● Broke (17) Basketball Records upon completion of senior year (Several of these records still stand today).
● Selected to the Almelo Holland European All-Tournament Team (1983).

Coaching Career:
● Begin his coaching career at Pueblo County H.S., working as the junior varsity basketball coach for three seasons (1990-93).
● Tried college basketball coaching as he served as an assistant on the women's basketball team at the University of Southern Colorado for a year (1993).
● Returned to the high school level as an assistant basketball coach for three years (1994-97) at Pueblo Central H.S., before being named the varsity head basketball coach in 1997.
● Also served as the freshman baseball coach for the Wildcats since 1996.
● During first season Wildcats varsity baseball coach, led team to a record of 11-8 (tied for 2nd Place in the South Central League).


GPSA "R" By The Numbers

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

1
Administrator/Coach
Sollie Simon "Sol" Raso (1976> LM)

Athlete/Contributor
Dean Rougas (2019)

Attended Pueblo Roncalli H.S.
Michael Daniel "Dan" Radiff (1997)

Lifetime Member of GPSA
Sollie Simon "Sol" Raso (1976>LM)

 

 2
Athlete/Coach/Contributor
Edward R. "Ed" Renck (2008)
Carmen Angelo Rivas (1999>)

Attended First Meeting
Carmen Angelo Rivas (1999>)
Sollie Simon "Sol" Raso (1976>LM)

Attended Pueblo Centennial H.S.
Richard D. Redd (2004*)
Dr. Charles Dale Rea (1978*)

Attended Pueblo East H.S.
David A. Ryder (2018)
Kenneth C. "Ken" Ramos (2008)

Golf
Pat Allen Rea (1997)
Richard "Rich" Riesner (1993)

Track
David A. Ryder (2018)
Michael Daniel "Dan" Radiff (1997)

 

 

 

3
Attended Pueblo South H.S.
Ed A. "Heavy" Reinert (2015)
Bradley Earl "Brad" Ranson (1998)
Richard "Rich" Riesner (1993)

Athlete/Coach/Administrator
Fred John Rodriquez (2001)
John Lawrence Rivas (1984*)
Dr. Charles Dale Rea (1978*)

Contributor
Robert Hoag "Bob" Rawlings (1999)
Bradley Earl "Brad" Ranson (1998)
Jimmie Earl "Jim" Ranson (1978*)

Wrestling
Ed A. "Heavy" Reinert (2015)
Richard D. Redd (2004*)
Carmen Angelo Rivas (1999>)

 

4
Attended H.S. In Colorado
Robert Hoag "Bob" Rawlings (1999)
Las Animas H.S., Las Animas, CO
Anthony J. "Tony" Ribaudo (1998)
Trinidad H.S., Trinidad, CO
Jimmie Earl "Jim" Ranson (1978*)
Canon City H.S., Canon City, CO
Sollie Simon "Sol" Raso (1976> LM)
North Denver H.S., Denver, CO

 

5
Athlete
David A. Ryder (2018)
James G. "Jim" Reynolds (2013)
Richard D. Redd (2004*)
Pat Allen Rea (1997)
Jimmie Earl "Jim" Ranson (1978*)

Baseball
Dean Rougas (2019)
Kenneth C. "Ken" Ramos (2008)
Carmen Angelo Rivas (1999>)
Anthony J. "Tony" Ribaudo (1998)
Jimmie Earl "Jim" Ranson (1978*)

Honorees Deceased
Richard D. Redd (2004*)
Pat A. Rea (1997*)
John Lawrence Rivas (1984*)
Jimmie Earl "Jim" Ranson (1978*)
Dr. Charles Dale Rea (1978*)

6
Basketball
Dean Rougas (2019)
David A. Ryder (2018)
James G. "Jim" Reynolds (2013)
Bradley Earl "Brad" Ranson (1998)
Anthony J. "Tony" Ribaudo (1998)
Jimmie Earl "Jim" Ranson (1978*)

 

7
Attended Pueblo Central H.S.
Dean Rougas (2019)
James G. "Jim" Reynolds (2013)
Edward R. "Ed" Renck (2008)
Daniel Joseph "Rosie" Rosales (2002)
Fred John Rodriquez (2001)
Carmen Angelo Rivas (1999>)
John Lawrence Rivas (1984*)

 

8
Athlete/Coach
David A. Ryder (2018)
Ed A. "Heavy" Reinert (2015)
James G. "Jim" Reynolds (2013)
Kenneth C. "Ken" Ramos (2008)
Bradley Earl "Brad" Ranson (1998)
Anthony J. "Tony" Ribaudo (1998)
Michael Daniel "Dan" Radiff (1997)
Richard "Rich" Riesner (1993)

Football
David A. Ryder (2018)
Ed A. "Heavy" Reinert (2015)
James G. "Jim" Reynolds (2013)
Richard D. Redd (2004*)
Anthony J. "Tony" Ribaudo (1998
Michael Daniel "Dan" Radiff (1997)
Richard "Rich" Riesner (1993)
Jimmie Earl "Jim" Ranson (1978)

 

20
Honorees in "R" Section

 

 

 

Remembering Our Fallen GPSA Inductees

The Greater Pueblo Sports Association (GPSA) has announced a list of honorees that have passed since the 2022 induction ceremony on Nov. 16.

 

Dennis TrujilloDennis Trujillo
11/28/2022
Class of 2007