Year Inducted: 1984
Nominated By: James "Spank" Blasing
Sports Competed In: Cross Country
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete

Walt Pickard

High School:
Attended Primero H.S., graduating in 1977.

College:
Went to the University of Southern Colorado (USC), graduated in 1982.

Achievements:
College:
● Member of the 1977-78 University of Southern Colorado's National Cross Country Team.
● Finished fourth at the 1978-79 RMAC Cross Country Championships and fourth in District VII Cross Country Championships.
● Selected as an NAIA All-American for placing seventh in the National Cross Country Championships.
● During the 1979-80 season, placed fourth in RMAC Cross Country Championships and District VII Cross Country, became an NAIA All-American placing 13th in the National Cross Country Championships.
● Injured while competing in track.
● Finished fifth at 1980-81 RMAC Cross Country Championships and District.
● Placed second in the 1500 meter at the 1981 RMAC Conference Meet, named All-Conference.
● No cross country team during his senior season (1981-82).
● Won the RMAC 1500 meter run during the 1981-82 season, named All-Conference.
● National Champion in the 1500 meter run at the 1982 NAIA National Track Championships, earned All-American status.
● Placed fifth in 1500 meter run at 1982 NCAA Division II National Track Championships, named All-American.
● School record holder in the 1500 meter run with a time of 3:45.

Honors:
● Earned All-American status twice at the NAIA Cross Country Championships, once each at the NAIA Track & Field Championships and the NCAA Division II Track & Field Championships.
● Earned RMAC All-Conference in cross country and track and field three times as well as All-District in cross country.
● Three-time USC "Athlete-of-the-Year" following the 1980, 1981, and 1982 seasons.
● First sophomore in the history of USC to receive All-American honors.
● Colorado State Hispanic College "Athlete-of-the-Year" (1981-1982).


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

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