Year Inducted: 1991
Nominated By: Joe Taravella
Sports Competed In: N/A
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Contributor

Jerry Traylor

High School:
Attended Pueblo South H.S., graduating in 1973...Served as the manager for the Colts football, basketball and baseball teams for three seasons (1971-73).

College:
Went to Western State College (WSC) in Gunnison, CO and graduated with a Business Administration degree in 1979...Played one year (1979) of intramural football at WSC.

Achievements:
● Trans-Continental runner February-October 1985 (3,528 mile).
● Colorado State Fair Parade Marshal and Participant in the "Exceptional Rodeo" (1986).
● Skydiving from 12,500 feet in an air show 1990.
● Participated in 28 and 26 mile marathons - 300 Shorter runs.
● Climbed 14,110 Pikes Peak at various times.

His Story:
Traylor was born with Cerebral Palsy...Has controlled his limitations through his Positive Attitude, Optimism, Commitment and Inner-Strength and has been Athletically involved. He went to work for the U.S. Bureau of Public Debt in Parkersburg, West Virginia but that didn’t give him enough satisfaction; however, before leaving he was nominated for Employee of the Year. Left to become an athlete and motivational speaker. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale from his national radio broadcast, "The American Character" said Traylor is building his career as a motivational speaker by becoming a motivational "doer". Dr. Peal devotes a chapter of his book telling Jerry’s story in a chapter entitled "Perseverance". Jerry knows he has to "live his talk", if people are going to be convinced that they too can achieve difficult goals. Since the completion of his run across America, which he did to raise funds for the Trail of New Beginnings Foundation to enhance programs and facilities for the elderly and handicapped. Jerry just wants to make a difference in the world. He believes and demonstrates - "You can do anything you want if you make plans instead of excuses". He inspires his audiences to do the same. .

Honors:
● Awarded 1st runner-up honors - International Platform Association Speaking Competition.
● Named a Paul Harris Fellow-Rotary International's highest award for service to others.
● Selected Outstanding Young Citizen of West Virginia.
● Continues to give corporate speeches, but is always willing to give motivational speeches to Non Profit Organizations for free.

Occupation:
Worked for the U.S. Treasury Department as well as being a Motivational Speaker and "Doer"

Personal:
 Passed away June 10, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ.


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