Louie D. Carleo


Year Inducted: 2003
Nominated By: Jim Blanc
Sports Competed In: Football, Wrestling
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete, Coach

Louie D. CarleoLouie D. Carleo

High School:
Attended Pueblo South, graduating in 1970...Three year letterman for the Colts football team (guard/linebacker) and wrestling teams (1968-70)...Played both ways on the gridiron (offense and defense)... Two year participant in the state wrestling tournament...Finished carer on mat with 67 wins and 12 losses.

College:
Went to Western State College, earning a wrestling scholarship (three years - 1970-73) with the Mountaineers and graduating in 1975...Qualified for National Wrestling Tournament his sophomore and junior years...Recorded a career record of 75 wins and 18 loses.

Coaching Career:
Spent three years as an assistant football coach (1975-78) at Pueblo County H.S...Also was the Hornets assistant wrestling coach for two years (1975-77) prior to taking over as head coach the next three season (1978-80)...As the Hornets head wrestling coach, Carelo's team won the league championship for two years...Served an assistant wrestling coach at South H.S. for two years (1995-96).

Contributions:
Became one of the most successful entrepreneurs in Colorado and has served on many committees...He has contributed to the Junior Achievement Program, served as Chairman of the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, is on the Board of Directors for the Catholic Diocese, and is on the Foundation Board for Western State College...Louie has contributed and supported various sport activities in and around Pueblo...He supported and sponsored a wrestler in 2000 Olympics in order for the wrestler to participate and compete in the games...Louie was the Co-chairman of the campaign to pass the half-cent sales tax for PEDCO.

Occupation:
Teacher/Coach and Entrepreneur

Personal:
Lives in Pueblo with his wife, Dorsey.

 


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