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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.

Denver running back C.J. Anderson warms up before the start of Super Bowl 50 Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver running back C.J. Anderson warms up before the start of Super Bowl 50 Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Pine Creek's Jayne Lydiatt gets a hug from her teammate Natasha Wehner (left to right) after Lydiatt scored a goal in the first half of a game at D-20 Stadium on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Pine Creek defeated Brighton 5-0. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
Lewis-Palmer's Haley Arsenault, left, gets the ball past Mesa Ridge's Kailyn Regador before scoring in the second half of LP's 10-0 win in girls' soccer playoff action Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at Don Breese Stadium in Monument. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
LEWIS-PALMER SOCCER
Lewis-Palmer defeated Mullen 1-0 in overtime Saturday in the state soccer semifinals. File photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Starter: Jonathan Scott, Lewis-Palmer, jr.-His total points of 472 ranked him 5th in 4A while his 18.9 ppg average had him tops in PPAC and helped Rangers reach semifinals.
NFL PEDs Investigation Football
FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2016 file photo, Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning (18) passes against the Carolina Panthers during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game in Santa Clara, Calif. Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers and James Harrison will be interviewed next month by NFL officials in connection to an Al-Jazeera report that linked them to the use of performance-enhancing drugs. A letter from NFL executive Adolpho Birch that was obtained by The Associated Press says Green Bay linebackers Matthews and Peppers and Pittsburgh linebacker Harrison will be interviewed when training camps open. It doesn't mention the now-retired Manning, who also was cited in Al-Jazeera's report in December. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
Russia Doping
FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2012 file photo Russia coach Alexey Melnikov congratulates Olga Kaniskina, right, and Russia men's gold medalist Sergey Kirdyapkin congratulates Anisya Kirdyapkina, left, after the women's 20-kilometers race walk at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Russia gold-medalist Elena Lashmanova stands at center. Russia lost its appeal Thursday, July 21, 2016 against the Olympic ban on its track and field athletes, a decision which could add pressure on the IOC to exclude the country entirely from next month's games in Rio de Janeiro. The Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected the appeal of 68 Russian athletes seeking to overturn the ban imposed by the IAAF following allegations of state-sponsored doping and cover-ups. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, file)
Russian Doping
Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko speaks to the media in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, July, 21, 2016. Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko says the country's athletes who are banned from competing in next month's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro could go to a civil court to try and overturn the ban. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr.)