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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.

Colorado College Denver hockey
Colorado College goalie Tyler O'Brien gives up a goal to Kyle Ostrow of Denver during the second period at the World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Saturday, Mar. 6, 2010. Gazette, Bryan Oller
Gold Cup US El Salvador Soccer
United States' Clint Dempsey (28) and El Salvador's Ivan Mancia (5) battle for a ball during a CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal soccer match in Philadelphia, Wednesday, July 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Abilene Christian Air Force Football
Air Force players run onto the field for their season-opening NCAA college football game against Abilene Christian at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo. Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. (Stacie Scott/The Gazette via AP)
NBA Finals Warriors Cavaliers Basketball
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James watches during the first half of Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
KN-C29055 5 June 1963 Trip to Western States: President Kennedy at U.S. Air Force (USAF) Academy, Colorado President John F. Kennedy's trip to the U.S. Air Force Academy. President Kennedy arriving to give the graduation address, Air Force underclassmen salute in background. Several dark spots appear in the top portion of image due to spots on original negative. Photograph includes: President Kennedy, Major General Robert Warren, and underclassmen. Falcon Stadium, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Please credit "Robert Knudsen. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston"
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Air Force Staff Sgt. John Meyer pauses between shots during the 2018 DoD Warrior Games shooting competition at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. June 5, 2018. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)
NBA Finals Warriors Cavaliers Basketball
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James is defended by Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry in the first half of Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals, Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Stephanie Johnson practices before wheelchair basketball competition at Warrior Games. (Photo by Mark Reis. Courtesy of Department of Defense)
Hawks Cavaliers Basketball
Cleveland Cavaliers' J.R. Smith (5) reacts against the Atlanta Hawks in the second half in Game 1 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, May 2, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
AIR FORCE GRADUATION

Jack Denker passes the ball to a teammate during the 4A State semifinals at All-City Field in Denver on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. (Photo by Kelsey Brunner, The Gazette)