Gabe was an outstanding scholar at Rocky Mountain High School, graduating with honors in 1988, the same year he helped the Lobos win their first District Championship. Gabe also played football and basketball while at RMHS.
Gabe would later attend Colorado College, where he earned a BA in Physics. He played baseball for the Tigers. He would later earn another BA and a MS in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University.
After graduating college, Gabe would help found IntegWare, a software company. He also got his real estate brokers license.
Gabe would be diagnosed with ALS in 1999. The disease is also named Lou Gehrig's Disease, named after the legendary Yankee slugger who also got the disease (he also wore #4). Gabe created an endowed scholarship to help Hispanic students attend Colorado College.
Gabe passed away in 2006 at the age of 35. He showed strength and determination in the face of a crippiling disease. He was a generous young man who worked tirelessly to better the lives of those around him. He valued education immensely and made it financially possible for others to acheive it.
Rocky Mountian's baseball facility began bearing his name in 2008. Gabe Pando exemplified "The Lobo Way", and the baseball community at RMHS is pround to have his name grace our facility.
Andy was an incredible player for Rocky Mountain, leading the Lobos to their first State Championships in 2007 and 2008. He was also named the Gatorade Colorado Player of the Year for the 2007-08 school year. The award celebrates players who succeed on the field, excel in the classroom, and demonstrate exceltional character.
The Colorado Rockies selected Andy in the 25th round of the 2008 Draft, but he decided to go to college instead. He enrolled at the University of Kentucky, where he continued to play baseball. He would play collegiate baseball for the Brewster Whitecaps in 2010, after which he would transfer to the University of Arizona. He was forced to sit out a season due to NCAA transfer rules.
The Toronto Blue Jays would select Andy in 11th round of the 2011 Draft.
Along with the Blue Jays, Andy has played for Bravos de Margarita of the Venezuelan Professional League, the Lotte Giants of the KBO League, and the Los Angeles Dodgers, along with various Minor League clubs.
The starting pitcher for Rocky Mountain's four straight State Championships, Marco was an amazing pitcher for the Lobos. He was named the Gatorade Colorado Baseball Player of the Year for the 2009-10 school year. The award celebrates players who succeed on the field, excel in the classroom, and demonstrate exceltional character.
The Colorado Rockies would select Marco in the 29th round of the 2010 Draft, but he opted to attend Gonzaga University instead. While attending there, Marco was named co-Player of the Year for the West Coast Conference twice, co-Freshman of the Year, and the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award. He would also play collegiate baseball for the Wenatchee AppleSox and the Falmouth Commodores.
Marco would be drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals with the 19th overall pick in 2013. He would be apart of the Cardinals organization from 2014 to 2017, after which he was traded to the Seattle Mariners. He would be named the club's Opening Day pitcher in 2019, 2020, and 2021. He is still apart of the Mariners' regular pitcher rotation to this day.