GPSA Locations

GPSA Office
P.O. Box 413
Pueblo, CO 81002

Massari Arena
Pueblo, CO 81007

Hall of Fame Wall
Thatcher Building (Main Floor)
5th and Main
Pueblo, CO 81003

Top Panel
Monday, 23 May 2022

GPSA Meetings

Below are the TENTATIVE meetings dates for the GPSA during the 2022 calendar year. All meeting are held on the third Monday of the month in the GPSA at Massari Arena. Dates are subject to change if necessary.

Jan. 17 Feb. 21 Mar. 21 Apr. 18
May 16 Aug. 22 Sept. 19 Oct. 17


Banquet Date/Application Deadline

The deadline for nominations each year is Aug. 1.  The 2022 Banquet is tentatively set for Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022. Go to the Application tab above to download and fill out an application today.

If you have any questions about the application, please contact Jerry Sisneros, President of the GPSA. His email address is

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Rick Wayne Willits

High School: Attended Pueblo East H.S., graduating in 1980... Four year member of the Eagles wrestling team (1976-80)...Willits was the state champion his senior season (1980) at 132 lbs.
College: Went to Adams State College in Alamosa, CO and graduated in 1985... Rick was a wrestler (142 and 150 lbs.) for the Grizzlies, winning the National NAIA Champion 1985
Coaching Background: Willits spent his career as a wrestling coach in the Pueblo, CO area.
    Asst. Coach (Varsity): Pueblo East H.S. (1985-95)
    Head Coach: Risley Middle School (1988-93)
    Selected to help coach the Colorado Cadet National Wrestling Team for two years(1993-95)

Rick is still involved in athletics and Community Service by sculpting bronze athletic figures similar to those that he completed at the Pueblo Historic Arkansas Riverwalk Project (HARP)...
Since 1995, Willits still does some volunteer coaching at Pueblo East H.S. and helps with the kids' wrestling program at Pueblo County H.S.

    Board member of the East High Alumni Foundation
    Chairman of the Hall of Fame Selection Committee for Pueblo East H.S.
    Member of the Pueblo Art Guild

    Inducted into the Adams State College Hall of Fame in June, 2011
    Inducted into the Pueblo East H.S. Hall of Fame

Occupation: Rick is a teacher at Pueblo East H.S.

Personal: Lives in Pueblo, CO with his wife, Bonnie.



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