Year Inducted: 2010
Nominated By: Bob & Jane Rawlings
Sports Competed In:  N/A
Athlete, Coach or Contributor:  Contributor

High School:
Attended Pueblo Central H.S., graduating in 1960.

William HyblWilliam J. HyblAchievements:
● Outward Bound - Outstanding Citzen (2009).
● NORAD/USNORTHCOM- Commander’s Appreciation Medal (2009).
● NORAD - Deputy Commander NORAD commendation Citation (2008).
● Colorado Sports Hall of Fame - Inductee (2006).
● Colorado College - The Worner Award (2005).
● University of Colorado - Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters (2005).
● Colorado Business Hall of Fame - Laureate (2004).
● Hall of Fame - City of Pueblo, Colorado (2003).
● Citizen of the West - National Western Stock Show (2003).
● Colorado College - Sports Hall of Fame (2002).
● Air Force Academy Association of Graduates - Honorary Membership (2001).
● American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) - the Gary McPherson Award (2001).
● The University of Colorado School of Law - William Lee Knous Award (2001).
● U.S. Sports Academy - Eagle Award (2001).
● Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame - Inductee (2000).
● U.S. Olympic Committee - Gen. Douglas McArthur Award (2000).
● Colorado College - Honorary Doctorate of Laws (1998).
● Colorado Springs NAACP - Commendation (1998).
● U.S. Sports Academy - Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy (1997).
● University of Colorado - Board of Regents Distinguished Service Award (1996).
● Boy Scouts of America - Distinguished Eagle Scout (1996).
● Air Force Space Command - Honorary Commander (1996).
● Department of the Army - Outstanding Civilian Service Medal (1995).
● Pikes Peak Range Riders - Silver Spur Award (1995).
● Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation Award (1995).
● U.S. Swimming Award - Man of the Year (1995).
● Ellis Island - Medal of Honor (1992).
● U.S. Chamber of Commerce - Special Commendation for performance as President of the U.S. Olympic Committee (1992).
● Sigma Chi Fraternity - Significant Sig Award (1992).

Professional Affiliations and Achievements:
● United States Olympic Committee - President Emeritus.
● United States Olympic Foundation - Chairman.
● International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) - President.
● International University Sports Federation (FISU) President, legal Commission.
● International Olympic Committee, International Relations Committee - Member.
● Junior Achievement International - Director Emeritus.
● The Colorado College - Trustee.
● The Hundred Club of Colorado Springs - President, Board of Directors.
● Air Force Academy Foundation - President, Board of Directors.

Related Activities:
Hybl is still actively involved with:
● The U.S. Olympic Committee.
● The International Olympic Committee.
● Federation Internationale du Sport Universitaire/ The Air Force Academy Foundation.
● Civilan Aide Emeritus to the Secretary of the Army.
● Colorado College.
● International foundation for Electoral Systems.
● The Fund for American Studies.
● The United States Olmpic Foundation.
● Federation internationale de Gymnastique.
● The Hundred Club of Colorado Springs.

Contributions and Honors:
● Named the #2 Most Influential Sports Figure by the Gazette (2008)
● Inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame (2006).
● Inducted into the Colorado College Sports Hall of Fame (2000).
● Named the 66th Most Powerful Person in Sports by Turner Sports Network (2000).
● Inducted into the Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame (2000).
● Named one of the top 125 Sports personalities by The Sport Intern (1999).
● Served as the President of the U.S. Olympic Committee and was recognized for his ethics reform, organizational restructuring, externalization of drug-testing procedures, and greater support for disabled athletes (1996-2000).
● Oversaw the disciplinary hearing for Figure Skater Tonya Harding (1994).

Occupation:
President and CEO of the El Pomar Foundation.

Personal:
Lives in Colorado Springs, CO with his wife Kathleen (Kathy) Hybl.


GPSA "H" By The Numbers

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

1
Administrator
Charles G. "Charlie" Hoffman (1994*p)

Athlete/Administrator
Charles G. Hitchcock (1983*)

Athlete/Coach/Contributor
Richard 'Dick" Hime (2022 *p)
Joseph Edward Hughes (1977*)

Athlete/Contributor
Paula Henson (2017)

Attended St. Patrick's H.S.
Charles G. "Charlie" Hoffman (1994*p)

Attended Pueblo East H.S.
Steve Henson (2002)

Auto Racing
William B. 'Bill" Hodges, Jr. (2000*)

Boxing
Charles G. Hitchcock (1983*)

Cross Country
Charles Louis "Chuck" Haering (1999)

Statistician
Charles G. "Charlie" Hoffman (1994*p)

Swimming
Joseph "Salvy" Hernandez (1992*p)

Track
Richard "Dick" Hime (2022*p)

Wrestling
William S. "Bill" Heath (1982*)

 

2
Athlete/Official
Anthony J. "Tony" Hegler (2013)
William S. "Bill" Heath (1982*)

Softball
Paula Henson (2017)
Ruth Hulsey (1983*)

 

3
Attended H.S. Outside Colorado
Jack C. Hildner (2012*p)
John Muir H.S., Pasadena, CA
Charles Louis "Chuck" Haering (1999)
Central Catholic H.S., Pittsburgh, PA
Jack "Cactus Jack" Helmsing (1989*)
College View H.S., Lincoln, NE

Attended Pueblo Catholic H.S.
Judith Kathryn "Judy" Hildner (1997*)
Gene Hochevar (1990)
Henry Robert "Bob" Haley (1978)

Coach
Richard "Dick" Hime (2022*p)
Jack "Cactus Jack" Helmsing (1989*)
Henry Robert "Bob" Haley (1978)

Editor/Sportswriter/Owner
Jack C. Hildner (2012*p)
Judith Kathryn "Judy" Hildner (1997*)
Frank Steven Hoag, Jr. (1975*)

Official
Paula Henson (2017)
James "Newell" Hall (1984*)
William S. "Bill" Heath (1982*)

Tennis
Paula Henson (2017)
Steve Henson (2002)
Joel Walter "Bear" Herzog (1996*p)

Track
Christopher C. Haering (2008)
Freda Ann Hancock (1998)
Joseph "Salvy" Hernandez (1992*p)

 

5
Contributor
Paula Henson (2017)
William Joseph "Bill" Hybl (2010)
Judith Kathryn "Judy" Hildner (1997*)
Frank Steven Hoag, Jr. (1975*)
O'Neal Hobbs (1974*)

Athlete
Walter Leo Hill (2012*)
Roger Alan Hargraves (2006*p)
Joel Walter "Bear" Herzog (1996*p)
Joseph "Salvy" Hernandez (1992*p)
Dennis Hagaman (1975*p)

Attended Pueblo South H.S.
Christopher C. Haering (2008)
Mark C. Haering (2008)
Jim J. Harrison (2006)
Joel Walter "Bear" Herzog (1996*p)
Brian Hochevar (1993)

 

6
Baseball
Richard "Dick" Hime (2022*p)
Walter Leo Hill (2012*)
Roger Alan Hargraves (2006*p)
Jim J. Harrison (2006)
Brian Hochevar (1993)
O'Neal Hobbs (1974*)0)

 

7
Attended Pueblo Central H.S.
Anthony J. "Tony" Hegler (2013)
Roger Alan Hargraves (2006*p)
William B. "Bill" Hodges, Jr. (2000)
Charles G. Hitchcock (1983*)
William S. "Bill" Heath (1982*)
Joseph Edward Hughes (1977*)
Dennis Hagaman (1975*p)

Honorees Awarded Posthumously
Richard "Dick" Hime (2022*p)
Jack C. Hildner (2012*p)
Roger A. Hargraves (2006*p)
Joel Walter "Bear" Herzog (1996*p)
Charles G. "Charlie" Hoffman (1994*p)
Joseph "Salvy" Hernandez (1992*p)
Dennis Hagaman (1975*p)

Basketball
Richard "Dick" Hime (2022*p)
Anthony J. "Tony" Hegler (2013)
Walter Leo Hill (2012*)
Christopher C. Haering (2008)
Jim J. Harrison (2006)
Brian Hochevar (1993)
Gene Hochevar (1990)


8
Attended Pueblo Centennial H.S.
Richard "Dick" Hime (2022*p)
Walter Leo Hill (2012*)
William Joseph "Bill" Hybl (2010)
Freda Ann Hancock (1998)
Joseph "Salvy" Hernandez (1992*p)
James "Newell" Hall (1984*)
Mike William Housh (1983)
Ruth Louise Hulsey (1983*)

11
Athlete/Coach
Christopher C. Haering (2008)
Mark C. Haering (2008)
Jim J. Harrison (2006)
Steve Henson (2002)
William B. "Bill" Hodges, Jr. (2000)
Charles Louis "Chuck" Haering (1999)
Freda Ann Hancock (1998)
Brian Hochevar (1993)
Gene Hochevar (1990)
Mike William Housh (1983)
Ruth Louise Hulsey (1983*)

Football
Anthony J. "Tony" Hegler (2013)
Walter Leo Hill (2012*)
Christopher C. Haering (2008)
Mark C. Haering (2008)
Charles Louis "Chuck" Haering (1999)
Brian Hochevar (1993)
Gene Hochevar (1990)
Charles G. Hitchcock (1983*)
Mike William Housh (1983)
William S. "Bill" Heath (1982*)
Dennis Hagaman (1975*p)

 

17
Honorees Deceased
Jack C. Hildner (2012*p)
Walter Leo Hill (2012*)
Roger A. Hargraves (2006*p)
William B. 'Bill" Hodges, Jr. (2000*)
Judith Kathryn "Judy" Hildner (1997*)
Joel Walter "Bear" Herzog (1996*p)
Charles G. "Charlie" Hoffman (1994*p)
Joseph "Salvy" Hernandez (1992*p)
Jack "Cactus Jack" Helmsing (1989*)
J. Newell Hall (1984*)
Charles G. Hitchcock (1983*)
Ruth Hulsey (1983*)
William S. "Bill" Heath (1982*)
Joseph Edward Hughes (1977*)
Dennis Hagaman (1975*p)
Frank S. Hoag, Jr. (1975*)
O'Neal Hobbs (1974*)

 

32
Honorees in "H" 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