Year Inducted: 1999
Nominated By: N/A
Sports Competed In: Basketball
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Contributor

Robert Rawlings

High School:
Attended Las Animas H.S., Las Animas, CO graduating in 1942.

Achievements:
High School:
● Played four years (1939-42) of basketball for the Trojans.
● He started at forward on a team that was the State Champions in Class B in 1942 and State Runner-up in Class B in 1941.

College:
Went to Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO, graduatng in 1947. Played forward on the Tigers basketball team in 1943.

Achievements:
● Played 35 years (1950-95) of United States Tennis Association (USTA) Sanctioned Singles/Doubles Tournament and Local Tournaments.

Honors:
● Served in U.S. Navy as an Ensign from 1942-46.
● "Colorado Newsperson of the Year" by Colorado Press Association (1989).
● Recipient of the USC Alumni Association "Outstanding Service to the University Award" (1993).
● Pueblo Chamber of Commerce "Outstanding Citizen of the Year" award (1993).
● "Donor of the Year" National Association of University Athletic Directors (1995).
● Received the Colorado University "Living Legend" Award (1997).
● Received the "Creative Spirit Award" from the United Way (1998).
● Inducted in the Pueblo Hall of Fame for significant contributions to Pueblo's betterment (1999).
● "Outstanding Service to the Hispanic Community in Pueblo and Southern Colorado" Award from the Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation (1999).

Contributions:
● Major donor to Robert Rawlings Sports Complex at the University of Southern Colorado.
● Donor of hardwood basketball floor and scoreboard at Colorado State Fair Events Center.
● Donor of the scoreboard at Dutch Clark Stadium.
● Major Donor and creator of "The Paper Cup", Southern Colorado’s largest Tennis Tournament.
● Sponsor of the Pueblo Chieftains Semi-Pro Baseball Team.
● Major Donor to honor "Neal Hobbs Field" at Runyon Sports Complex.
● Started and Maintains major donor status for the Hobbs Baseball Bash a 10 team High School Tournament.
● Major Donor and person who started "The Spring Runoff", Southern Colorado 5 K and 10 mile foot race.
● Member of the Colorado Mental Health Institute's Community planning committee.
● U.S. Air Force Academy Foundation.
● University of Southern Colorado Foundation.
● U.S. Bank (Pueblo) Advisory Board.
● The Colorado Forum.
● Chairman of the Southern Colorado Community Foundation.
● President of the Medal of Honor Memorial Committee.
● President of the Robert Hoag Rawlings Foundation.

Occupation:
 Pueblo Chieftain Newspaper - Editor and Publisher

Personal:
Lived in Pueblo with his wife, Mary G. “Sandy”...Passed away on March 24, 2017.


GPSA "R" By The Numbers

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

1
Administrator/Coach
Sollie Simon "Sol" Raso (1976> LM)

Athlete/Contributor
Dean Rougas (2019)

Attended Pueblo Roncalli H.S.
Michael Daniel "Dan" Radiff (1997)

Lifetime Member of GPSA
Sollie Simon "Sol" Raso (1976>LM)

 

 2
Athlete/Coach/Contributor
Edward R. "Ed" Renck (2008)
Carmen Angelo Rivas (1999>)

Attended First Meeting
Carmen Angelo Rivas (1999>)
Sollie Simon "Sol" Raso (1976>LM)

Attended Pueblo Centennial H.S.
Richard D. Redd (2004*)
Dr. Charles Dale Rea (1978*)

Attended Pueblo East H.S.
David A. Ryder (2018)
Kenneth C. "Ken" Ramos (2008)

Golf
Pat Allen Rea (1997)
Richard "Rich" Riesner (1993)

Track
David A. Ryder (2018)
Michael Daniel "Dan" Radiff (1997)

 

 

 

3
Attended Pueblo South H.S.
Ed A. "Heavy" Reinert (2015)
Bradley Earl "Brad" Ranson (1998)
Richard "Rich" Riesner (1993)

Athlete/Coach/Administrator
Fred John Rodriquez (2001)
John Lawrence Rivas (1984*)
Dr. Charles Dale Rea (1978*)

Contributor
Robert Hoag "Bob" Rawlings (1999)
Bradley Earl "Brad" Ranson (1998)
Jimmie Earl "Jim" Ranson (1978*)

Wrestling
Ed A. "Heavy" Reinert (2015)
Richard D. Redd (2004*)
Carmen Angelo Rivas (1999>)

 

4
Attended H.S. In Colorado
Robert Hoag "Bob" Rawlings (1999)
Las Animas H.S., Las Animas, CO
Anthony J. "Tony" Ribaudo (1998)
Trinidad H.S., Trinidad, CO
Jimmie Earl "Jim" Ranson (1978*)
Canon City H.S., Canon City, CO
Sollie Simon "Sol" Raso (1976> LM)
North Denver H.S., Denver, CO

 

5
Athlete
David A. Ryder (2018)
James G. "Jim" Reynolds (2013)
Richard D. Redd (2004*)
Pat Allen Rea (1997)
Jimmie Earl "Jim" Ranson (1978*)

Baseball
Dean Rougas (2019)
Kenneth C. "Ken" Ramos (2008)
Carmen Angelo Rivas (1999>)
Anthony J. "Tony" Ribaudo (1998)
Jimmie Earl "Jim" Ranson (1978*)

Honorees Deceased
Richard D. Redd (2004*)
Pat A. Rea (1997*)
John Lawrence Rivas (1984*)
Jimmie Earl "Jim" Ranson (1978*)
Dr. Charles Dale Rea (1978*)

6
Basketball
Dean Rougas (2019)
David A. Ryder (2018)
James G. "Jim" Reynolds (2013)
Bradley Earl "Brad" Ranson (1998)
Anthony J. "Tony" Ribaudo (1998)
Jimmie Earl "Jim" Ranson (1978*)

 

7
Attended Pueblo Central H.S.
Dean Rougas (2019)
James G. "Jim" Reynolds (2013)
Edward R. "Ed" Renck (2008)
Daniel Joseph "Rosie" Rosales (2002)
Fred John Rodriquez (2001)
Carmen Angelo Rivas (1999>)
John Lawrence Rivas (1984*)

 

8
Athlete/Coach
David A. Ryder (2018)
Ed A. "Heavy" Reinert (2015)
James G. "Jim" Reynolds (2013)
Kenneth C. "Ken" Ramos (2008)
Bradley Earl "Brad" Ranson (1998)
Anthony J. "Tony" Ribaudo (1998)
Michael Daniel "Dan" Radiff (1997)
Richard "Rich" Riesner (1993)

Football
David A. Ryder (2018)
Ed A. "Heavy" Reinert (2015)
James G. "Jim" Reynolds (2013)
Richard D. Redd (2004*)
Anthony J. "Tony" Ribaudo (1998
Michael Daniel "Dan" Radiff (1997)
Richard "Rich" Riesner (1993)
Jimmie Earl "Jim" Ranson (1978)

 

20
Honorees in "R" 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