Year Inducted: 2015
Nominated By: Chuck Reinert (brother)
Sports Competed In: Football, Wrestling
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete, Coach
Attended Pueblo South H.S., graduating in 1979...Lettered and played three years each (1977-79) on the Colts football squad as a lineman and wrestling team as a heavyweight.
● Two-time South-Central League first team.
● First Team All-State (1979).
● Two-time South-Central League Champion.
● AAA State Champion (1979).
● AAU Greco National Champion (1978).
● Rocky Mountain Jr. World Team to Poland (1978).
● Gold Medal Greco Elite World Championship 100+ kilo.
● Silver Medal Greco National sports festival (1979).
Attended USC (now CSU-Pueblo) and competed in wrestling in the heavyweight division from 1983-86.
● Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) Gold Heavyweight Champion (1984).
● RMAC Silver Heavyweight 1985 and 1986.
● Member of USC Team that placed 2nd at the National Tournament.
● Member of Olympic 200 project...Best 200 wrestlers that trained at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO.
● Four-year starter for the Pueblo Crusaders (1986-90).
● Starting left tackle for Crusaders National Championship Team 1989.
● All-Minor Football League First Team 1989 (Championship season).
● Signed NFL Contract with the N.Y. Giants (1990).
Spent one season as a wrestling assistant coach at USC (1990).
Ed has been a great leader as an athlete, coach, and a father. It was just as important to him as the assistant coach at USC to mentor several younger wrestlers to achieve all that they could as it was competing himself. To be called an All-American is a great goal. He helped several get there! Ed has a passion for Pueblo wrestling. It is a love that any wrestling fan that has spent a Saturday in the gym with Ed around will see and understands his love for the sport! It could be any kid, or even his own kids. You can hear him coaching and giving encouragement to others!
Pueblo wrestling is still very important to Ed. His son Hunter graduated from South two years ago. He attended every match and tournament he wrestled in. He will still always be at the big matches.Taking care of those less fortunate than ourselves is also a great passion and job Ed has. He has had a handicapped client (Ron ) for over 30 years. This is a reflection of the kind of commitment and heart Ed has for those that find victory in the daily walk of mastering life. Ed makes him feel like he is one of the family. That who he is makes a difference!
Ed still helps with any tournament either high school or college that asks for help doing just about anything. He is a loyal teammate and alumni.
Reinert has lived in Pueblo for over 50 years with his wife, Jeanette