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David Ramsey

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David Ramsey has written sports columns for The Gazette for 10 years. He's visited all 50 states, and he's wise enough to realize Colorado is the best of those 50. He's a graduate of Denver South High School, Abilene Christian University and Syracuse University, where he earned a master's degree in American History in 2003. He's placed nine times in the national Asssociated Press Sports Editors (APSE) contest, including two first-place finishes. He's covered the Athens, Beijing and London Olympics for The Gazette. He's the father of Ruth, a Rampart High grad, and Luke and Caleb, both grads of Pikes Peak Christian. He's an avid cyclist. He hopes to climb Mount Massive this summer, but he says that every year. Gazette sports columnist David Ramsey brings you the personal side of sports along with his personal analysis.

San Diego State forward Nolan Narain passes under the defense of Air Force forward Ryan Swan during the first half Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at Clune Arena on the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
San Diego State forward Nolan Narain passes under the defense of Air Force forward Ryan Swan during the first half Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at Clune Arena on the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
BRONCOS CHIEFS
Broncos' quarterback Peyton Manning celebrates running back Knowshon Moreno's first quarter touchdown putting Denver up 7-0 over the Chiefs Sunday, December 30, 2012 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
DERRICK WHITE
Santiago Chavez, 7, leans in eagerly as former UCCS and current San Antonio Spurs basketball player Derrick White signs a towel for the young fan at Berger Hall on Saturday February 17, 2018 in Colorado Springs. White returned to UCCS for a jersey retirement ceremony. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
Colorado College Denver Hockey
Colorado College head coach Mike Haviland, back, talks to his players during a time out after giving up two early goals to Denver in the first period of an NCAA college hockey game in Denver on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
From Vonn to Shiffrin Skiing
FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 file photo, Lindsey Vonn, of the United States, left, and teammate Mikaela Shiffrin stand at the finish area at the Rettenbach glacier, ahead of Saturday's women's giant slalom Ski World Cup race in Soelden, Austria. Separated in age by about a decade, Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin head to the Pyeongchang Olympics as the past, present and future of ski racing in the United States and around the world. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta, File)
Crescent House
Larry Buendorf, right with then President Gerald Ford in Vail, Colorado in 1974. Buendorf was secret service lead agent for skiing for Ford. He wrestled Squeaky Fromme to the ground after he noticed a gun her hand. He now heads security at the USOC in Colorado Springs. photo by carol lawrence 3/31/04
Alpine Preview Skiing
FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2017, file photo, Mikaela Shiffrin, of the U.S., celebrates her gold medal in the women's slalom at the alpine skiing World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Shiffrin continues to race as well as she has been, she is setting herself up to be the biggest start of the Pyeongchang Olympics. Not just of Alpine skiing, but the entire Winter Games. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati, File)
Colorado College Minnesota Hockey
FILE - Colorado College's Mike Testwuide, right, sprawls on the ice as he and Minnesota's Sam Lofquist, left, go after the puck in the second period of an NCAA college hockey game at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis, Sunday, Dec, 14, 2008. (AP Photo/Janet Hostetter)
49ers Rams Football
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo passes against the Los Angeles Rams during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)