2016 Sports Hall Of Fame Recipients

2016 Sports Hall Of Fame Recipients

Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame Class Of 2016 Honors Those Who Have Earned Success And Contributed To The City's Rich Sports History


Colorado Springs--------The Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2016 will be formally inducted and honored on Tuesday, October 25 at the Broadmoor World Arena.


The 17th annual banquet and induction ceremony is presented by the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation and sponsored by The Gazette and ANB Bank. The Class of 2016 will be inducted during a gala evening beginning with a reception at 5:00 p.m and dinner at 7:00 p.m. Also on the menu is the popular sports silent auction, a feature of the event since its inaugural year in 2000. 

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This celebration of the city's rich sports history and the people who made it one of the most popular events for hundreds each year has honored greats like Peggy Fleming, Goose Gossage, William Thayer Tutt, Bobby Unser, Bob Mathias, Dave Ogrean, Bonnie Blair, the 1980 USA Ice Hockey Team, Bill Hybl, Ben Martin, Amy Van Dyken, Ken Hatfield, Fisher DeBerry and scores of others at this prestigious event.


Attendees will have the chance to meet the Class of 2016 as well as enjoy a reception and dinner celebrating their accomplishments.  The evening will include a silent auction with sports memorabilia, event tickets, getaways, etc.


Men's Fitness Magazine named Colorado Springs as the nation's 50th "Best Cities For Sports Fans" recently and the city has earned a well-deserved reputation as a sports destination. It's no surprise that its Sports Hall of Fame is filled with great names, teams and individuals.



The Colorado Springs Sports Hall Of Fame Class of 2016


Marty Louthan

Air Force Football Quarterback


Marty Louthan is known as the quarterback who engineered the U.S. Air Force Academy's football renaissance by running the triple-option wishbone offense under coach Ken Hatfield. He came off the bench as a freshman in 1980 to lead a comeback 21-20 victory over Navy and became a starter during the 1981 season.


In 1982, Louthan led Air Force to many firsts: beating Notre Dame; sweeping Army and Navy to win the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy for the first time; leading a miraculous 39-38 comeback to upset Brigham Young at Provo; and finally sparking another comeback to beat Vanderbilt in the Hall of Fame Bowl, Air Force's first-ever bowl win.  Louthan was named Colorado Collegiate Athlete of the Year for both the '82 and '83 seasons.


As a senior, he guided the Falcons to a 10-2 record, again beating Notre Dame, Army and Navy, finishing with a 9-3 victory over Mississippi in the Independence Bowl earning the Falcons a 13th place ranking in the AP poll. Louthan was tgeb placed in the running for the Heisman Trophy.  During his AFA career, he ran for 1,860 yards and 30 touchdowns and completed his collegiate football career by earning the Air Force Academy Outstanding Athlete Award.

After completing his Air Force duty, he became an airline pilot and returned to Colorado Springs to raise his family.



Dan Karcher

Radio Voice Of The Sky Sox


Dan Karcher broadcasted his 27th season as the voice of Sky Sox baseball in 2016, making him one of the longest tenured play-by-play sports broadcaster in Colorado. At that time, he was beginning his 32nd season of baseball play-by-play, with 28 seasons at the Triple-A level.


Raised in Southern California, Karcher received his masters degree in speech communications from Bowling Green State University and his B.A. degree in broadcast communications from Cal State Fullerton. During his time in Colorado Springs, Dan also hosted a variety of local radio sports shows, including "Falcon Talk" with former Air Force Football Head Coach Fisher DeBerry, "The First Team," "Sox and Rox" with the Denver Post. 


In 2005 and again in 2015, Karcher was honored with "The Award of Excellence" by the Colorado Broadcasters Association for the "Best Sports Coverage by an Individual or Team" in a major market.

Karcher has provided play-by-play commentary for multiple Colorado Rockies broadcasts and served as the lead play-by-play voice of Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football and basketball telecasts, as well as the Junior College World Series on the Altitude Sports and Entertainment TV Network.



Arlene Pieper Stine 

First Female Marathon Finisher In America


Arlene Pieper Stine became the first woman to officially finish a marathon in the United States in 1959 after she conquered the grueling Pikes Peak Marathon in Manitou Springs with a time of 9:16.  


One year prior, Stine entered the Pikes Peak Marathon but stopped at the summit and therefore was disqualified from placing for the full marathon. Her accomplishment in 1959 made her the first woman to compete a sanctioned marathon, and in the process, made history for American female athletes and set the stage for future generations of female runners.


Stine ran the marathon to promote a gym she and her husband owned in Colorado Springs called Arlene's Health Studio. She had three children at the time and trained for a year, wearing tennis shoes she bought from a dime store. After spending four years in Colorado, she and her husband returned to California to manage additional fitness facilities. 


Stine was unaware of the groundbreaking nature of her 1959 marathon achievemant until she was contacted by a Pikes Peak Marathon and Ascent historian in 2009.


She served as the official starter for the Pikes Peak Marathon that year and hung the Pikes Peak Marathon medal around the neck of the 2009 women's winner, who credited her win to Arlene's inspiration. Stine now attends the Pikes Peak Marathon every year as part of the ceremonies.


Rachael Flatt

Olympian & Figure Skating National Champion


Colorado Springs skating legend Rachael Flatt became the U.S. Figure Skating National Champion and an Olympian in 2010, finishing 7th in the ladies program in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. During her career, Flatt was also a 2008 World Junior Champion, three-time U.S. National Silver Medalist, and three-time World Team Member with a best finish of 5th place.


Her career highlights include being a four-time Senior Grand Prix Silver Medalist, two-time Junior Grand Prix Medalist (gold and silver), 2007 Junior Grand Prix Silver Medalist, 2006 U.S. Junior Silver Medalist, and 2005 U.S. Novice National Champion.  After competing in the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, Flatt graduated Summa Cum Laude from Cheyenne Mountain High School's AP/Honors Program and went on to pursue her education at Stanford University, graduating in 2015 after earning a B.S. in biology and a minor in psychology. While at Stanford, she received the Order of Omega Outstanding Athleticism Award and the school's Award of Excellence.


Flatt remains engaged in figure skating and served as a representative of the U.S. Department of State's Sports Envoy in its "Sports United" program and visited St. Petersburg, Russia, in conjunction with the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. 


Dewey Reinhard

Colorado Springs Balloon Classic Founder


Dewey Reinhard, a world famous hot air and gas balloon pilot, founded the Colorado Springs Balloon Classic in 1977 and was inducted into the United States Ballooning Hall of Fame in 2011.  Reinhard managed the Colorado Springs Balloon Classic until 1995 and was involved in the reincarnation of the event as the Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off in 2015.


After graduating from Colorado Springs High School in 1948, Reinhard attended Colorado A&M College from 1950-51 leaving college to served in the U.S. Navy for four years during the Korean War.

Over his career, he flew fixed wing aircraft for 50 years and balloons for 40 years.  As a gas balloon pilot, he represented the U.S. at several international championship events and won the first two U.S. National Gas Balloon Championships with John Davis and Jim Schiller as seperate co-pilots. 

In 1977, Reinhard and co-pilot Steve Stephenson attempted to be the first ever to fly a balloon across the Atlantic Ocean. A storm forced them to ditch their balloon in the North Atlantic.  Reinhard and CBS Television produced a documentary about this historic attempt and received an Emmy Award.   

In recognition of this illustrious career, Reinhard has been inducted into the Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame and has received both the Montgolfier Diploma Award and the BFA Shields Trauger Award, two of ballooning's most prestigious awards.




2000 Palmer High School Boys Basketball Team

State 5A Basketball Champions


The 2000 Palmer High Boys 5A State Basketball Championship team is considered by many to be one of the state's all-time best collections of prep talent.

The Terrors beat Rocky Mountain 65-43 in the title game after defeating defending champions Denver East, 46-44, in a thrilling semifinal game to complete a perfect season and become the first undefeated 5A state champions in Colorado history. Their average winning margin was 20 points and the team was ranked #1 prior to the start of the season all the way to its state crown.


Jamal Heard, Tommy Moore and Bobby Purify were named to the All-Tournament team after the crushing win in the title game. Purify was named the State Tournament MVP after he scored 11 points, collected seven rebounds and made three steals in the championship game. This came on the heels of a 13 point, 11 rebound effort against East that included a late-game steal and dunk that turned the game around for the Terrors.


The Terrors ran the 5A table by going 24-0 and routing all but three opponents before crushing Rocky Mountain in the state final before 11,910 fans. Coach Dan McKiernan commended the unique teamwork of the players as no single Terror averaged more than 12 points.  

The team was made up of Julian Biglow, Jamal Heard, Bobby Purify, Seth Constant, Tommy Moore, Kenne Callum, Darren O'Connor, Luke Hendricks, Robby Johnson, Kyle Burkett, Chris Moore, Zach Wheat, Eric Moede, James Lane and Eric Trujillo.


Coach McKiernan was also named the Colorado Coach of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations after this remarkable season.


Sports Corp Special Awards



Col. F. Don Miller Sports Service Award

The Colonel F. Don Miller Sports Service Award is presented annually by the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation to the person who best reflects the commitment exemplified by Colonel Miller in providing a lasting contribution to the Colorado Springs sports community. The presentation of this award to those locally dedicated to the importance of sports in building young lives is a fitting tribute to Colonel Miller and the thousands of young men and women who benefitted from his unparalleled service on behalf of our nation's youth.




John McIntosh

Teacher, coach, mentor and friend. 


All these superlative definitions apply to John McIntosh of Falcon High School.  McIntosh has given 30 years of selfless, tireless and dedicated service to the betterment of youth. During his time at Falcon High School, he served as head track coach for 29 years, producing numerous individual champions and establishing the first Falcon track program.


Not content giving his time and expertise to only one sport, McIntosh took on the mantle of coaching boys and girls basketball for more than 15 years combined.  Additionally, he served as the head football coach for two years, the gridiron assistant for 22 seasons, and assistant baseball coach for two years.


He also established the first 8-man football team at the high school, always eager to create new opportunities for students at Falcon High School.


McIntosh will retire May 2017, completing his career at the same school where he started. In his remarkable career, he has arguably impacted the lives of more students than any other coach in the high school's history.


Thayer Tutt Sportsman Award

The Thayer Tutt Sportsman Award is presented annually by the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation to an individual in recognition of exceptional philanthropic and community sports support, as well as on the national sports stage. 




Barbara Yalich


Dubbed the "Girl of the Golden West" by her friends, Barbara Neeley found more than she bargained for when she arrived at Colorado College in the fall of 1949. She met her late husband, Milo "Mike" Yalich, a World War II veteran and star on the 1950 NCAA Champion Colorado College Tigers Hockey Team. Yalich became a lifelong sports fan, and launched a career in public service and higher education that lasts to this day.


Yalich served with Colorado College in Alumni Relations and Development from 1974 to 1996, when she retired after serving as the first female Vice President for development in the history of the college. She was a constant advocate for the Tiger athletic programs, heading up fundraising drives for the Honnen Ice Arena renovations, upgrades to the Reid Gymnasium and the football field, and special gifts for the Tiger football, hockey, lacrosse and soccer programs.


Yalich's long and distinguished career spans some of the most tumultuous and important times in Colorado College's history - from the implementation of the Block Plan in 1970, to the Vietnam War protests and construction of the Broadmoor World Arena.  In 2015, Colorado College honored her with a very special surprise, naming an important room in the newly redeveloped Spencer Center as the "Barbara L. Yalich Class of 1953 Boardroom."


Yalich was present at the creation of Citizens Goals at the Keystone retreat in 1976 that led to today's Leadership Pikes Peak and as a dedicated civil servant, demonstrated her commitment to the community with numerous efforts on behalf of Grace Episcopal Church, her beloved alma mater, the Junior League, and served on the boards of the Chamber of Commerce, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and Pikes Peak Mental Health. In addition to helping launch Citizens Goals, she also was on the founding board of the Broadmoor World Arena, serving on its Board of Directors for more than a decade.


Special Recognition Award - Jack Glavan


The Colorado Springs Sports Corporation salutes an individual who has been critical to the ongoing success of sporting events that rely on the Pikes Peak Highway and its critical role in the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the Pikes Peak Ascent, the Pikes Peak Marathon, the Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb and the USA Cycling Hill Climb National Championships in 2016.


Glavan was born in Sharon, Pennsylvania, and exposed to automobile racing early. His first job was working in the pit concessions at a quarter-mile dirt track near his hometown, selling over 100 pounds of hot dogs on a Sunday night!


He first arrived in the Pikes Peak area in 1969 to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy.  He majored in Civil Engineering, and it was during this time that he learned to ski, visiting the ski area on Pikes Peak Highway.  


After graduation in 1973, he served in the Air Force for 20 years flying as a navigator and serving as a Civil Engineer. He served as a flight examiner at Charleston AFB, South Carolina, and instructor navigator at the Air Force Academy, logging over 3,000 flying hours in various planes including the C-141, T-29 and T-43.  He began his Civil Engineering career at McChord AFB, Washington, before returning to the Air Force Academy as an instructor for the Civil Engineering Department.  


In 1995, Glavan joined the Pikes Peak staff as the Capital Projects Manager.  He is currently Manager of the Pikes Peak Highway. During his 21 years on Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, Glavan has been instrumental in significant projects including constructing the Crystal Reservoir Visitors Center, the renovation of the historic Glen Cove Inn, the construction of the new Gateway and the completion of the Erosion and Sediment Control Project which included paving the highway. He has also played a key role in the creation and development of the Pikes Peak Summit Complex. 


Glavan has been on the mountain for the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb since joining the Pikes Peak staff in 1995, and vividly recalls the transition from a gravel road to the current, completely-paved asphalt highway, and the amazing speed records that have been set by PPIHC drivers and riders. He continues to serve as an advocate for the Pikes Peak Region and Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.