Jerry C. Cunico


Year Inducted: 2004
Nominated By: Dennis Cunico (brother)
Sports Competed In: Football, Track, Wrestling
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete

Jerry Cunico

High School:
Attended Pueblo Central, graduating in 1962... Was an eight sport letterman for the Wildcats... Competed in football (linebacker/guard) and wrestling (165 lbs) for three years from 1960-62...Competed for two seasons (1960-61) on the baseball team, playing outfield and one year in track as a pole vaulter (1962).

High School Achievements:
● Captain of 1962 State Championship Football Team that beat Lakewood 34-0 in Championship game.
● Co-Captain of the All Star Football game in 1962.
● Earned all-State honors in football.
● Teammates voted Cunico outstanding player on AAA Championship team.
● Earned Honorable mention High School all-American.
● As a wrestler for Central, won one match at State Tournament.
● Compiled a 16-1 wrestling record as a senior.
● Beat two-time Heavyweight State Champion (Centennial) Richard Redd 1-0 his senior year, giving Redd his only loss [one of 4 losses] in two years.
● Awarded outstanding wrestler at Central, also outstanding athlete over a three year period.
● Winner of the 1962 Marie C. Rivas Award for outstanding wrestler.

After High School:
Played for Wayne's Caravan in flag football where they were City Champions and also State Contenders...He also played slow pitch for Hedrich Landrum where they competed at the National Tournament in Chicago.

Accomplishments:
Cunico is an avid golfer, recording three hole in ones in his career.

Personal:
Lives in Pueblo with his wife, Jerrie Ann (Ellis) Cunico.

 


GPSA "C" By The Numbers

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

1
Attended Pueblo East H.S.
Alan E. Colglazier (2011)

Atended Pueblo South H.S.
Louie D. Carleo (2003)

Attended Roncalli H.S./P. Central H.S.
Michael J. "Mike" Cunico (2000)

Cross Country/Track
Steven J. Cathcart (2004)

Boxing
Joseph "Joe Awful" Coffee (1974*)

Lifetime Member of the GPSA
Samuel J. "Sam" Corsentino (1980 LM)

Football National Champion (MLFS)
Dale Cresswell (2023)

Softball
Alan E. Colglazier (2011)

Sports Director TV 5/30
Douglas L. "Lee Douglas" Cooley (2005*)

Tennis
Herb Casebeer (1977*)

U.S. District Judge
Hatfield "Judge" Chilson (1976*)

 

2
Athlete
Jerry C. Cunico (2004)
Michael J. "Mike" Cunico (2000)

Athlete/Contributor
Steven J. Cathcart (2004)
Herb Casebeer (1977*)

Attended H.S. Outside Colorado
Dale Cresswell (2023)
Artesia H.S., Artesa, N.M.
Chester W. "Bill" Corder (1987)
Kansas City H.S., Kansas City, MO

 

 

3
Attended Pueblo County H.S.
Carol L. Cosby (2017)
Steven J. Cathcart (2004)
Samuel Joseph "Sam" Corsentino (1980 LM)

Contributor
Dale Cresswell (2023)
Douglas L. "Lee Douglas" Cooley (2005*)
Vernon T. Cochran (1975*)

Entrepreneur
Steven J. Cathcart (2004)
Herb Casebeer (1977*)
Ken Coatney (1976*>)

Track
Gregory Norman Critchett (2017)
Jerry C. Cunico (2004)
Michael Gene "Mike" Chorak (1997)

4
Athlete/Coach/Contributor
Dale Cresswell (2023)
Samuel Joseph "Sam" Corsentino (1980 LM)
Ken Coatney (1976*>)
Joseph "Joe Awful" Coffee (1974*)

Baseball
Walter E. "Walt" Clay (2005*)
Michael J. "Mike" Cunico (2000)
Darrell Bruce Colvin (1994)
Samuel Joseph "Sam" Corsentino (1980 LM)

Wrestling
Jerry C. Cunico (2004)
Louie D. Carleo (2003)
Michael Gene "Mike" Chorak (1997)
Chester W. "Bill" Corder (1987)

 

5
Attended Pueblo Central H.S.
Jerry C. Cunico (2004)
Michael Gene "Mike" Chorak (1997)
Herb Casebeer (1977*)
Joseph "Joe Awful" Coffee (1974*)
Earl Harry 'Dutch' Clark (1973+*)

 

 

6
Attended Pueblo Centennial H.S.
Gregory Norman Critchett (2017)
Douglas L. "Lee Douglas" Cooley (2005*)
Darrell Bruce Colvin (1994)
Norman G. Colglazier (1987)
Hatfield "Judge" Chilson (1976*)
Ken Coatney (1976*>)

7
Basketball
Dale Cresswell (2023)
Carol L. Cosby (2017)
Walter E. "Walt" Clay (2005*)
Norman G. Colglazier (1987)
Chester W. "Bill" Corder (1987)
Samuel Joseph "Sam" Corsentino (1980 LM)
Hatfield "Judge" Chilson (1976*)

9
Football

Dale Cresswell (2023)
Gregory Norman Critchett (2017)
Walter E. "Walt" Clay (2005*)
Jerry C. Cunico (2004)
Louie D. Carleo (2003)
Michael Gene "Mike" Chorak (1997)
Hatfield "Judge" Chilson (1976*)
Ken Coatney (1976*>)
Earl Harry 'Dutch' Clark (1973+*)

Honorees Deceased
Sam O. Clay, Jr. (2007*)
Walter E. "Walt" Clay (2005*)
Douglas L. "Lee Douglas" Cooley (2005*)
Herb Casebeer (1977*)
Ken Coatney (1976*>)
Hatfield (Judge) Chilson (1976*)
Vernon T. Cochran (1975*)
Joseph "Joe Awful" Coffee (1974*)
Earl Harry 'Dutch' Clark (1973+*)

10
Athlete/Coach
Dale Cresswell (2023)
Carol L. Cosby (2017)
Gregory Norman Critchett (2017)
Alan E. Colglazier (2011)
Louie D. Carleo (2003)
Michael Gene "Mike" Chorak (1997)
Darrell Bruce Colvin (1994)
Norman G. Colglazier (1987)
Chester W. "Bill" Corder (1987)
Earl Harry 'Dutch' Clark (1973+*)

24
Honorees in "C" Section

 

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