Year Inducted: 2013
Nominated By: James Blagg (wrestling coach)
Sports Competed In: Wrestling
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete

Curt ToppingBefore High School (AAU):
Curt was a two-time United States Wrestling Federation (USWF) Kids National Champion (1975-76), Colorado State Freestyle Champion (1975, 1979) and Colorado State Greco-Roman Champion (1978, 1979).. Topping placed 2nd in National AAU Wrestling Tournament (1977) and the US Junior World Tournament Champion Freestyle (1978)...He was invited to the US Olympic development camp (1979)...The "TopCat" travelled with the 1978 US Junior World Team that wrestled in Poland, Russia, Czechoslovakia...Curt was a member of the 3rd Place team at the AAA State Tournament (1979).

High School:
Attended Pueblo South H.S... Four year letterwinner wrestling for the Colts...Topping defeated a defending State Champion each year to win his State Titles...Defeated Chris Mondragon from Wheat Ridge H.S. as a Junior and Duane Goldman from Cheyenne Mountain H.S. as a senior...Goldman's only high school losses were to Topping and he was a four time NCAA Finalist.

Achievements:
● Four-time East Invite Champion, District Champion and State Qualifier.
● Two-time State Champion.
● Posted a high school career record of 100-8
● Holds South High Schools takedowns career record with (406) 1980 to Present (33 years)
● Broke the National High School takedown record with 216 during his junior year.

College:
Attended Garden City, Jr. College (GCJC) from 1980-81 and University of Southern Colorado (1983-84)...Curt wrestled at the College level NCAA in Garden City, Kansas and NAIA while attending University of Southern Colorado...Topping was the first Conference Champion at 134 LBS. for the University of Southern Colorado (now CSU-Pueblo) wrestling program.

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


GPSA "T" By The Numbers

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

1
Administrator

Robert S. "Bob" Trevithick (1978 LM)

Athlete/Contributor
Joe "Joe T" Taravella (2021*p)

Attended H.S. Inside Colorado
John Paul Tate (1986*)
La Junta H.S., La Junta, CO

Attended Pueblo Centennial H.S.
Dennis Robert Trujillo (2007)

Golf
Olga E. Tezak (1974*)

GPSA Charter Member
Calvin "Cal" Tatum (1973+)

GPSA Lifetime Member
Robert S. "Bob" Trevithick (1978 LM)

Wrestling
Curt J. "Top Cat" Topping (2013)

Youth Basketball
Ruben Tafoya (1985*)

 

2
Athlete/Coach/Administrator
Anthony “Tony” John Taibi (2020)
Deward Lee "Dewey" Thornton (1998)

Attended H.S. Outside Colorado
Everett C. "Ev" Thalhamer (2014)
East Aurora H.S., East Aurura, IL
Calvin "Cal" Tatum (1973+)
Muskegon H.S., Muskegon, MI

Attended Pueblo Roncalli H.S.
Anthony “Tony” John Taibi (2020)
Carl Michael Taibi (1997*)

Coach
Frederick Martin "Fred" Trujillo (2002)
John Paul Tate (1986*)

Softball
William "Bill" Trevithick (2014*)
Dan Robert "Kosho" Trujillo (2011)

 

 

3
Athlete/Coach
Everett C. "Ev" Thalhamer (2014)
William "Bill" Trevithick (2014*)
Dan Robert "Kosho" Trujillo (2011)

Attended Pueblo South H.S.
Curt J. "Top Cat" Topping (2013)
Dan Robert "Kosho" Trujillo (2011)
Jerry K. Traylor (1991*)

Baseball
Joe "Joe T" Taravella (2021*p)
Anthony “Tony” John Taibi (2020)
Dan Robert "Kosho" Trujillo (2011)

Contributor
Jerry K. Traylor (1991*)
Ruben Tafoya (1985*)
Homer C. Thompson (1977*)

Tennis
Everett C. "Ev" Thalhamer (2014)
William "Bill" Trevithick (2014*)
Robert S. "Bob" Trevithick (1978 LM)

Track
Anthony “Tony” John Taibi (2020)
Dennis Robert Trujillo (2007)
John Paul Tate (1986*)

 

4
Attended Pueblo Central H.S.
Joe "Joe T" Taravella (2021*p)
William "Bill" Trevithick (2014*)
Deward Lee "Dewey" Thornton (1998)
Robert S. "Bob" Trevithick (1978 LM)

 
5
Athlete
Curt J. "Top Cat" Topping (2013)
Dennis Robert Trujillo (2007)
Carl Michael Taibi (1997)
Olga E. Tezak (1974*)
Calvin "Cal" Tatum (1973+)

Basketball
Joe "Joe T" Taravella (2021*p)
Anthony “Tony” John Taibi (2020)
Dan Robert "Kosho" Trujillo (2011)
Deward Lee "Dewey" Thornton (1998)
Calvin "Cal" Tatum (1973+)

Football
Joe "Joe T" Taravella (2021*p)
Anthony “Tony” John Taibi (2020)
William "Bill" Trevithick (2014*)
Carl Michael Taibi (1997*)
Robert S. "Bob" Trevithick (1978 LM)

 

17
Honorees in "T" 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