Year Inducted: 1985
Nominated By: Donald "Corky" Madrid
Sports Competed In: Basketball, Baseball, Football, Track
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete

Walt Pickard

High School:
Attended Pueblo Central H.S., graduating in 1951.

Achievements:
High School:
● Won 11 athletic letters, playing football, basketball and track for the Wildcats.
● On the football team (1947-50), scored 34 touchdowns as a back in his career and 204 points - the only other football player in Pueblo History to have more career points than Nate was Earl “Dutch” Clark (298 pts).
● All-Conference and All-State selection consecutive years (1949-50) and twice lead the South Central League (SCL) in scoring (1949: 84 points and 1950: 96 points).
● Leading rusher for the 1951 All-State Game with 79 yards.
● Played four years of baseball (1948-51) and earned All-Conference in 1950.
● Three-year member of the basketball team (1948-50.
● Earned his only letter in track in 1951, but was the SCL champion in the 220 yard dash (22.1) and the 880 yard relay team.
● Placed runner-up in the SCL in the 100 yard dash..

College:
Went to Southern Colorado University in Pueblo, CO where he graduated in 1968.. Played one year (1951) as a back on the football team...Worked on his Master's Degree at Adams State College in Alamosa, CO, graduating in 1975.

Coaching Career:
Jones has coached football (Youth), softball (youth and men's) and basketball (patient team that placed third in 1973).

Honors:
Served in the Navy From Sept. 1952 to May 1954).

Occupation:
Works as a Clinical Recreational Therapist.

Personal:
Married to his wife, Dorothy.


GPSA "J" By The Numbers

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

 1
Athlete/Coach/Contributor
Michael Lawrence James (2018)

Athlete/Contributor
Leland S. 'Lee" Johnson (1977*)

Attended Pueblo Centennial H.S.
Leland S. 'Lee" Johnson (1977*)

Attended Pueblo South H.S.
Shiloh Lynette Justice (2014)

Attended Roncalli/P. Central H.S.
Michael Lawrence James (2018)

Bowling
Ida J. Jones (1977*)

Coach
Ezekiel "Zeke" Jimemez (1981*)

Contributor
Sam T. Jones (1974*)

Softball
Michael Lawrence James (2018)

Tennis
Shiloh Lynette Justice (2014)

Volleyball
Shiloh Lynette Justice (2014)

Youth Softball
Ezekiel "Zeke" Jimemez (1981*)

 

2
Track
Nathaniel "Nate" Jones (1985)
Ezekiel "Zeke" Jimemez (1981*)

 3
Baseball
Michael Lawrence James (2018)
Nathaniel "Nate" Jones (1985)
Ezekiel "Zeke" Jimemez (1981*)

Football
Michael Lawrence James (2018)
Nathaniel "Nate" Jones (1985)
Leland S. 'Lee" Johnson (1977*)

Attended Pueblo Central H.S.
Nathaniel "Nate" Jones (1985)
Ezekiel "Zeke" Jimemez (1981*)
Ida J. Jones (1977*)

 

4
Athlete
Shiloh Lynette Justice (2014)
Nathaniel "Nate" Jones (1985)
Ezekiel "Zeke" Jimemez (1981*)
Ida J. Jones (1977*)

Basketball
Michael Lawrence James (2018)
Shiloh Lynette Justice (2014)
Nathaniel "Nate" Jones (1985)
Leland S. 'Lee" Johnson (1977*)

Honorees Deceased
Ezekiel "Zeke" Jimemez (1981*)
Leland S. 'Lee" Johnson (1977*)
Ida J. Jones (1977*)
Sam T. Jones (1974*)

 

7
Honorees in "J" 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