Year Inducted: 2014
Nominated By: Jessie Banks
Sports Competed In: Gymnastics
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete, Coach

Before High School:
Kendra was both a recreational and competitive gymnast for nine years (1977-86) working out of the Pueblo School of Gymnastics...Spent the next four years (1986-90) as an competitive gymnast with Aerials Gymnastics.

High School:
Attended Pueblo Central H.S., graduating in 1990...Lettered three years (1986, 88-89) on the Wildcats gymnastic team...Three-time (1987-89) Colorado High School Coaches Association All-State Gymnast...Recipient of the 1988 Southern Colorado Sports Incorporated 7th Annual "Mexican-American Sports Award"...During the 1987-88 season, Kendra was the High School State vault, beam, floor exercise and All-Around Champion, and finished 4th Place on the bars...The following season (1989-90) she took 1st Place on the vault, bars, beam, floor, and All Around at the Hornet Invitational, finished 1st Place All-Around in every league meet...Kendra was the High School District vault, floor and All-Around Champion and took 2nd Place on the bars and 3rd Place on the beam in leading the Wildcats to the team championship...Also during that same season, Drury tied for 1st Place vault and bars Champion, 2nd Place beam Champion, 1st Place floor and All-Around State Champion, while helping the team to a 3rd place showing at the State meet. Kendra was coached by Daniel Musso and Allegra Giltner.

College:
Went to the University of Arizona...Two-year scholarship gymnast and letter winner for the Wildcats (1990-92)... Competed in the 1990-91 PAC 10 Gymnastics Championships under coach Terra Sisson.

Coaching:
Spent two summers (1987-89) as a gymnastic coach for parks and recreational sports...Worked since 1994 as a gymnastics coach at Nogare’s Gymnastics Academy (20 + years)...Kendra spent time coaching for a year (1997-98) at the YMCA in Hutchison, KS...Drury came home to be a volunteer gymnastics coach at her H.S. (Pueblo Central) for two years (2005-2006) before taking the reins of the program the following three seasons (2007-09).

Contributions:
Kendra as been the co-owner of Nogare’s Gymnastics Academy since 1994 (20+ years)...She has sponsored gymnastics since 2001 (13+ years) at Pueblo Central H.S and has been a teach in the Pueblo City schools for 9+ years (since 2004)...Part of a committee to bring back High School Gymnastics to Pueblo...Nogare’s Gymnastics Sponsor of self-funded Central Gymnastics High School Program.

Achievements:
● Private Club competitive gymnast.
● USAG Regional Beam Champion, Dallas Texas (1982).
●  Earned All-Around Champion for two consecutive years at the United States Gymnastics Federation Class I Region III that took place in Little Rock, Arkansas (1984-85).
●  National Beam Champion at the United States Gymnastics Association Junior Olympic Nationals (Van Nuys, California) where she also finished 2nd Place: Bar Champion and 8th All-Around Champion (1984).
● Two-time USAG Class I State All-Around Gymnastics Champion (1998-86) and a three-time Class I National Qualifier (1985-86, 88).
● Placed 2nd All-Around (San Jose, California) at the Western Nationals (1988).
● 1st Place Floor Champion at the Shamrock Invitational held in Portland, Oregon (1988).
● Two-time Elite Gymnast (1987-88).
● Regional Elite Gymnast, finishing 3rd Place Beam Elite Champion (1989).

Honors:
● Two-time Colorado High School Coaches Association All-State Gymnast (2005, 2008).
● 4A High School State 1st Place All-Around Champion, 2nd Place Beam Champion, 3rd Place Vault and Floor Champion, and 2nd Place Team Champion (2005-2006).
● 4A High School State 1st Place Champion, 2nd Place All-Around, Vault and Beam Champion, 1st Place Vault Champion, and 1st Place Team Champions (2006-2007).
● 4A High School State 2nd Place All-Around, Floor, and Vault Champion, 1st Place Beam Champion, 3rd Place Bars Champion, and 2nd Place Team Champions (2007-2008).
● 4A High School State 1st Place All-Around, Vault, Beam and Floor Champion, 3rd Place Bars Champion, and 2nd Place Team Champions (2008-2009).

Professional Affiliations and Achievements:
● Pro-member of United States Gymnastics Federation and Safety Certification.
● Coached numerous gymnasts at the State and regional Gymnastics Level.
● Coached two-time High School State All-Around Champion and Individual State Event Champions.
● Coached numerous Private club State Champion Gymnasts.
● Coached Nogare’s Gymnastics X-Treme Cheerleaders to a State and National Team Title.

Related Activities:
Nogare’s Gymnastics Academy Co-owner and Coach for the past 20 years and is still coaching children 18 months to 18 years in gymnastics and cheerleading and continuing to help these athletes earn state and national titles.

Occupation:
Teacher for the Pueblo City Schools, as a Kindergarten teacher.

Personal:
Lives in Pueblo with her husband, Russell Drury.


GPSA "D" By The Numbers

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

1
Athlete/Administrator
Dan E. DeRose (2002)

Athlete/Contributor
Edward J. "Dr. Eddie" DeRose (2008)

Athlete/Coach/Contributor
Bruno A. "Dr." DeRose (1973*+)

Attended Pueblo East H.S.
Dan E. DeRose (2002)

Attended Pueblo South H.S.
Dee Dee Dominquez (2015)

Attended H.S. Inside Colorado
Michael L. "Mike" Duran (1984)
Primero H.S., Weston, CO

Attended H.S. Outside Colorado
Paul DeFoyd (1986*)
Henderson H.S., Frederick, OK

Awarded Posthumously
Dale G. Drummond (2004*p)

Coach
Paul DeFoyd (1986*)

Charter Inductee of the GPSA
Bruno A. "Dr." DeRose (1973*+)

Cross Country
Michael L. "Mike" Duran (1984)

Gymnastics
Kendra S. (Nogare) Drury (2014)

Tennis
Dale G. Drummond (2004*p)

Wrestling
John DeNardo (1988*)

 

3
Athlete
Dee Dee Dominquez (2015)
Michael L. "Mike" Duran (1984)
Julius F. "Bud" Dammann (1979*)


4
Attended Pueblo Centennial H.S.
Edward J. "Dr. Eddie" DeRose (2008)
Sam Dazzio (2000*)
Julius F. "Bud" Dammann (1979*)
Bruno A. "Dr." DeRose (1973*+)

Baseball
David Q. "Duv" Dudley (1996)
Charles R. "Chuck" DePietro (1986)
Frank DeLeon (1984)
Julius F. "Bud" Dammann (1979*)

Track
Dan E. DeRose (2002)
Sam Dazzio (2000*)
Michael L. "Mike" Duran (1984)
Julius F. "Bud" Dammann (1979*)

 

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
Athlete/Coach
Kendra S. (Nogare) Drury (2014)
Sam Dazzio (2000*)
David Q. "Duv" Dudley (1996)
John DeNardo (1988*)
Charles R. "Chuck" DePietro (1986)
Frank DeLeon (1984)

Attended Pueblo Central H.S.
Kendra S. (Nogare) Drury (2014)
Dale G. Drummond (2004*p)
David Q. "Duv" Dudley (1996)
John DeNardo (1988*)
Charles R. "Chuck" DePietro (1986)
Frank DeLeon (1984)

 

 

7
Honorees Deceased
Sam Dazzio (2000*)
Edward J. "Dr. Eddie" DeRose (2008)
Dale G. Drummond (2004*p)
John DeNardo (1988*)
Paul DeFoyd (1986*)
Julius F. "Bud" Dammann (1979*)
Bruno A. "Dr." DeRose (1973*+)

 

9
Football
Edward J. "Dr. Eddie" DeRose (2008)
Dale G. Drummond (2004*p)
Dan E. DeRose (2002)
Sam Dazzio (2000*)
John DeNardo (1988*)
Charles R. "Chuck" DePietro (1986)
Frank DeLeon (1984)
Julius F. "Bud" Dammann (1979*)
Bruno A. "Dr." DeRose (1973*+)

 

10
Football
Dee Dee Dominquez (2015)
Edward J. "Dr. Eddie" DeRose (2008)
Dale G. Drummond (2004*p)
Dan E. DeRose (2002)
Sam Dazzio (2000*)
David Q. "Duv" Dudley (1996)
Paul DeFoyd (1986*)
Charles R. "Chuck" DePietro (1986)
Julius F. "Bud" Dammann (1979*)
Bruno A. "Dr." DeRose (1973*+)

 

15
Honorees in "D" Section

GPSA "E" By The Numbers

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

1
Athlete
John X. "Johnnie" Elbeck (1984*)

Athlete/Coach/Administrator
Jerry L. Ellis (1998*)

Athlete/Official
Voyd Joseph "Butch" Elich (1983*)

Attended Pueblo Centennial H.S.
John X. "Johnnie" Elbeck (1984*)

Basketball
John X. "Johnnie" Elbeck (1984*)

Skeet & Trap
Peter Anton Elich Jr. (1976*)


2
Athlete/Coach
Sel Elizondo (1992)
Peter Anton Elich Jr. (1976*)

Football
Sel Elizondo (1992)
John X. "Johnnie" Elbeck (1984*)

4
Attended Pueblo Central H.S.
Jerry L. Ellis (1998*)
Sel Elizondo (1992)
Voyd Joseph "Butch" Elich (1983*)
Peter Anton Elich Jr. (1976*)

Honorees Deceased
Jerry L. Ellis (1998*)
John X. "Johnnie" Elbeck (1984*)
Voyd Joseph "Butch" Elich (1983*)
Peter Anton Elich Jr. (1976*)

5
Honorees in "D" 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