Year Inducted: 2019
Nominated By: Dino Aragon, Jr. (son)
Sports Competed In: Wrestling
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete, Coach, Contributor

Dino AragonDino Aragon

Prior to High School:
● Started wrestling at 14 years old at the Boys and Girls Club under the guidance of coach Jack Scammahorn.
● Youth State Wrestling Champion (1973).

High School:
Attended Pueblo Central H.S., graduating in 1977.

Achievements:
High School:
● He was the Wildcats first four-year letterman, wrestling all four years on the varsity squad.
● Boys and Girls Club coach Jack Scammahorn coached him for three years before Fred Rodriquez took over during his senior year.
● State qualifier during his junior and senior seasons.
● He finished his career placing fourth in the state as a senior.

College:
Attended Adams State College (which is now known as Adams State University) from 1977-81.

Achievements:
College:
He helped the Indians to three NAIA Team National Championships and one-year runner up under coach Richard Ulrich.

Coaching Career:
● While going to college at ASC (1977),  coached eight seasons (until 2005) at the Pueblo Original Wrestling Association (POWA) under President Mr. Rice, John Mooring and Cody Wilson.
● Coached kids of all ages and abilities in the fundamental rules of wrestling.
● He taught freestyle, greco and folkstyle wrestling.
● Also coached for five seasons at Pueblo South High School (1980-85) and Fowler High School (1995-2000).

Professoinal Affiliations/Achievements:
● Board member of POWA.
● Worked as a wrestling official for 22 years at USA Wrestling.
● Certified official for District 3 of the Colorado Wrestling Officials Association (CWOA).
● Has officiated 21 State Championship Tournaments and 35 Regional Championships.
● Worked as the Head Wrestling Official for 10-years at the Rocky Mountain Nationals Wrestling.

Related Activities:
● Volunteers his time assisting his son, Dino Aragon, Jr., who is the head wrestling coach at Pueblo Centennial High School.
● Presently, he assists in coaching his grandson, Ryan Martinez, Jr., and granddaughter, Ariana Martinez.

Personal:
Born in Rocky Ford, CO in 1958...He has been a residence of Pueblo for over 50 years with his wife Anna.


GPSA "A" By The Numbers

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

 1

Attended Pleasant View H.S.
Anthony "Tony" Andenucio (1990*p)

Atended Pueblo Catholic H.S.
James Howard Abell (1976*p)

Attended Pueblo South H.S.
Joseph Andenucio (1996)

Baseball
Joseph Andenucio (1996)

Boxing
George D. Amaya (1991*)

Coach
Dr. Kay Aguliar (1999)

Recreation Director
John Arellano (1980*)

 

2
Athlete/Coach
Joseph Andenucio (1996)
Louis "Lou" Amaya (1991*)
Awarded Posthumously
Anthony "Tony" Andenucio (1990*p)
James Howard Abell (1976*p)

Contributors
John Arellano (1980*)
James Howard Abell (1976*p)

Softball
Anthony "Tony" Andenucio (1990*p)
Patricia "Pat" Allsup (1985*)

Tennis
Dr. Kay Aguliar (1999)
James Howard Abell (1976*p)

Track
Dr. Eugene"Gene" Albo (2005)
Gordon Allott (1974*)

3
Athlete
George D. Amaya (1991*)
Anthony "Tony" Andenucio (1990*p)
Gordon Allott (1974*)

Attended Pueblo Central H.S.
Dino Louis Aragon (2019)
Jeff Arnold (2005*)
Gordon Allott (1974*)

Basketball
Dr. Eugene"Gene" Albo (2005)
George D. Amaya (1991*)
Louis "Lou" Amaya (1978*)

Wrestling
Dino Louis Aragon (2019)
Gary P. Adamson (2009)
Jeff Arnold (2005*)

 

4
Football
Gary P. Adamson (2009)
George D. Amaya (1991*)
Robert J. "Bobby" Armijo (1983)
Louis "Lou" Amaya (1978*)

 

 

 

6
Athlete/Coach/Contributor
Dino Louis Aragon (2019)
Gary P. Adamson (2009)
Dr. Eugene"Gene" Albo (2005)
Jeff Arnold (2005*)
Patricia "Pat" Allsup (1985*)
Robert J. "Bobby" Armijo (1983)

Attended Pueblo Centennial H.S.
Gary P. Adamson (2009)
Dr. Eugene"Gene" Albo (2005)
George D. Amaya (1991*)
Louis "Lou" Amaya (1991*)
Patricia "Pat" Allsup (1985*)
Robert J. "Bobby" Armijo (1983)

 

8
Honorees Deceased
Jeff Arnold (2005*)
George D. Amaya (1991*)
Anthony "Tony" Andenucio (1990*p)
Patricia "Pat" Allsup (1985*)
John Arellano (1980*)
Louis "Lou" Amaya (1978*)
James Howard Abell (1976*p)
Gordon Allott (1974*)

 

14
Honorees in "A" 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