Year Inducted: 1999
Nominated By: Carol Rivas (daughter)
Sports Competed In: Wrestling
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete, Coach, Contributor

Carmen Rivas

High School:
Attended Pueblo Central H.S., graduating in 1948...Four-year member of the Wildcat wrestling team (1944-48) participating at 103 lbs twice and at 112 lbs.

Achievements:
High School:
● Went to State three years (1946, 1947, 1948 wrestling at 112 lbs.).
● Finished fourth in State at 103 lbs in 1947.
● Also was a four-year member of the Wildcats baseball team, earning two varsity letters.

Achievements:
● Played softball for 13 years (1952-65) as a member of several teams (Pueblo Merchants; Ianne's; Hi-Fi and Marcos).
● Also played baseball for three seasons with Jones Mortuary & Florence Merchants (1953-56).
● Played in exhibition game against Billy Martin - visiting player for Trinidad Merchants Team.

Coaching Career:
Softball:
● Coached the Men’s Fast Pitch team - Tastee Freeze for five years (1965-70).
● Coached Walters Brewery team for five seasons (1971-76).
● Coached Foundation Installers team for two years (1977-79).
● Coached the Boy’s Fast Pitch team - Center Beauty College for seven seasons (1971-78).

Contributions:
● Wrestling: Spent 21 years as an official for H.S. dual meets and Tournaments (1956-77).
● Softball: As the Assistant Director Pueblo Parks and Recreation, Rivas started and ran the Adult Softball Program for 18 years (1956-74).
● Softball: Men and Women’s Fast and Slow pitch Coordinator for 1 years for the Pueblo Parks and Recreation (1974-95).
● Flag Football: League Director for five years (1980-85). Carmen implemented "Cops and Bikers" in 1984.
● Track & Field: Field Marshall for eight years for School District #60 (1985-93).
● Cross Country: Timer for eight years for School District #60 (1985-93).
● Basketball: Announcer for eight years for School District #60 (1985-93).
● Football: Time Clock Operator for School District #60 since 1985.
● Baseball: Score Keeper and Announcer for School District #60 since 1985.
● Baseball: 20-year board Member for Runyon Field.
● Bowling: President of the Pueblo Depot Activity League since 1978.
● Bowling: Co-director Pueblo Elks #90 League since 1983.

Honors:
● Inducted into the Pueblo Softball Hall of Fame May 2011.

Occupation:
Graphic Arts Department - Pueblo Army Depot.

Personal:
Lives in Pueblo with his wife, Mary J.


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