Year Inducted: 2003>
Nominated By: Ernie Ballotti, Hoy Frakes
Sports Competed In: Football
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Contributor

Loren H. KilstoffeLoren H. Kilstoffe

High School:
Attended Winona H.S., in Winona, Minnesota... Played halfback on the football team and baseball for two years...Threw three touchdown passes during high school, to Heisman Runner-up (Paul Giel who later played at University of Minnesota).

College:
Went to the University of Arizona (UA)...Loren broke his leg playing baseball his freshman year at UA.

After College
Moved to Pueblo and spent four years bowling and played a year of slow-pitch softball on a team that took runner-up honors.

Coaching Career:
Coached 7th grade basketball in Pueblo, Colorado for a year.

Contributions:
● Responsible for developing the Pueblo Sports Booster Club at a Sports and Recreation Task Force meeting on April 4, 1972.
● Chairman of the Sports and Recreation Task Force that called a meeting on August 1, 1972 and named Sollie Raso selected Interim President which marked the beginning of the Greater Pueblo Sports Association (GPSA).
● Co-founder of the  GPSA which came into existence on September 27, 1972 with Sollie Raso serving as Interim President and Kilstofte as Secretary.
● Served six one-year terms as Secretary (1972-78), two one-year terms as Vice-President (1980 and 1990) and President (1981 and 1991) for the GPSA.
● Served on many committees for the GPSA.
● Member of the Pueblo Charter Lions Club for 42 years.
● Worked as a football official for four years and a member of the Pueblo Study Group.

Occupation:
Entrepreneur, Engineer - Civil Structural Technical Building Design - since 1961,

Personal:
Lived in Pueblo, Colorado for 43 years with his wife, Carol Jean (Ask)... Passed away on November 13, 2010 at age 77.


GPSA "K" By The Numbers

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

 1
Athlete
Victor "Vic" Ford Keen (2016)

Attended First GPSA Meeting.
Loren Kilstofte (2003*>)

Attended H.S. in Colorado
Jerry H. "Kerz" Kersey (2008*p)
Rye H.S., Rye, CO

Attended Pueblo Catholic H.S.
Joseph "George" Kaplan (2014)

Attended Pueblo West H.S.
Christie "Zinanti" Koschke (2020)

Golf
Christie "Zinanti" Koschke (2020)

Softball
Christie "Zinanti" Koschke (2020)

Swimming
David S. Knapp (1988)

Wrestling
Karl Frederick Kottenstette (2019)

 2
Athlete/Coach/Official
Karl Frederick Kottenstette (2019)
Kirk E. Kochenberger (2010)

Attended Pueblo South H.S.
Charles Allen Kochenberger (2001)
David S. Knapp (1988)

Baseball
Joseph "George" Kaplan (2014)
Gary L. Knafelc (1973+)

Boxing
Prince Knafelc (1988*)
Gary L. Knafelc (1973+)

Coach/Administrator
John LeGrand Klomp (2014)
Willard Stanley Kettering (1978)

Contributor
Rocky Khosla, M.D. (2020)
Loren H. Kilstofte (2003*>)

GPSA Charter Member
Thomas E. Keach (1973+)
Gary L. Knafelc (1973+)

Track
Victor "Vic" Ford Keen (2016)
Thomas E. "Tom" Keach (1973+)

 

3
Attended H.S. Outside Colorado
John LeGrand Klomp (2014)
Wesleyville H.S., Wesleyville, PA
Loren H. Kilstofte (2003*>)
Winona H.S., Winona, MN
Willard Stanley Kettering (1978)
Lisbon H.S., Lisbon, IA

4
Honorees Deceased
Jerry H. "Kerz" Kersey (2008*)
Loren H. Kilstofte (2003*>)
Prince Knafelc (1988*)
Willard Stanley Kettering (1978*)

 

5
Basketball
Christie "Zinanti" Koschke (2020)
Victor "Vic" Ford Keen (2016)
Kirk E. Kochenberger (2010)
Jerry H. "Kerz" Kersey (2008*p)
Charles Allen Kochenberger (2001)

Athlete/Coach
Joseph "George" Kaplan (2014)
Charles Allen Kochenberger (2001)
Prince Knafelc (1988*)
David S. Knapp (1988)
Gary L. Knafelc (1973+)

 

 6
Attended Pueblo Central H.S.
Karl Frederick Kottenstette (2019)
Victor "Vic" Ford Keen (2016)
Kirk E. Kochenberger (2010)
Prince Knafelc (1988*)
Thomas E. "Tom" Keach (1973+)
Gary L. Knafelc (1973+)

Football
Karl Frederick Kottenstette (2019)
Joseph "George" Kaplan (2014)
John LeGrand Klomp (2014)
Kirk E. Kochenberger (2010)
Jerry H. "Kerz" Kersey (2008*p)
Prince Knafelc (1988*)
Gary L. Knafelc (1973+)

 

16
Honorees in "K" 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