51st GPSA Hall of Fame Banquet Awards

The Greater Pueblo Sports Association (GPSA) held it's 51st Annual Awards Induction Banquet on Wed., Nov. 15, 2023.  The final portion of the evening included recipients receiving awards for outstanding high school female and male athletes (Brian Macartney Award), CSU Pueblo Outstanding Athlete Award (female and male), GPSA Lifetime Members Award and the Class of 2023 Induction Ceremony. Also highlighted were the Three Greatest Moment's IN GPSA History.

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Pictures are courtesy of Cara J. Siegel, Marketing and Engagement Coordinator, Pueblo Chamber of Commerce.
 
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 Click above to view pictures from the evening's program:


Banquet Dinner

 

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GPSA Vice-President Miles Gorham announces the Brian Macartney and Sollie Raso Award winners.

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2023 Brian Macartney Award winner (female): Grace Helzer, Pueblo East H.S.

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2023 Brian Macartney Award winner (male): Weston Dalton, Pueblo East H.S.

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GPSA President Jerry Sisneros (Class of 2002) presents the Sollie Raso Award to the athletic directors of Pueblo Central (Destiny Lotrich) and Pueblo West (Zach Odell).

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Dr. Paul Plinkse, CSUP Vice President for Athletics and Strategic Partnership announces the CSU Pueblo Outstanding Athlete Awards

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GPSA Vice-President Miles Gorham presents the Lifetime Members Award to Jim Blanc (Class of 1989)

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GPSA Vice-President Miles Gorham presents the Lifetime Members Award to Joe Massaro (Class of 1995)

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GPSA Vice-President Miles Gorham presents the Lifetime Members Award to Joe Bonacquista (Class of 1977)

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GPSA President Jerry Sisneros (Class of 2002) presents a plaque to Dale Cresswell upon becoming a member of the Class of 2023.

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GPSA President Jerry Sisneros (Class of 2002) presents a plaque to Todd Kelly upon becoming a member of the Class of 2023.

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GPSA President Jerry Sisneros (Class of 2002) presents a plaque to Casey King upon becoming a member of the Class of 2023.

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GPSA President Jerry Sisneros (Class of 2002) presents a plaque to John Loia upon becoming a member of the Class of 2023.

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GPSA President Jerry Sisneros (Class of 2002) presents a plaque to Dan Sanchez upon becoming a member of the Class of 2023.

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GPSA President Jerry Sisneros (Class of 2002) presents a plaque to Kory Sperry upon becoming a member of the Class of 2023.

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GPSA President Jerry Sisneros (Class of 2002) talks about what the GPSA has accomplished since the last induction ceremony (2022).

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The Class of 2023 receives a round of applause from the committee members of the GPSA

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The Class of 2023 receives a round of applause from the crowd of 180 in attendance at the GPSA banquet.

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Former Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Director Kirk Kochenberger (Class of 2010) ends the 2023 banquet with a Benediction.

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The Class of 2023 listens to the Benediction from Former Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Director Kirk Kochenberger (Class of 2010).

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The crowd bows their heads for the benediction from Former Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Director Kirk Kochenberger (Class of 2010).

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Tony Hegler (Class of 2013), Former Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Director Kirk Kochenberger (Class of 2010), and Jim Blanc (Class of 1989) after the banquet.

 

REMEMBERING OUR FALLEN GPSA INDUCTEES

The Greater Pueblo Sports Association (GPSA) has announced a list of honorees that have passed since the 2023 induction ceremony on Nov. 15.

 

 

Daniel RosalesDaniel
Rosales

12/13/2023
Class of 2002

Everett C. ThalhamerEverett C.
Thalhamer

12/23/2023
Class of 2014