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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.

Chris Strauch of Colorado Springs, drives his 1970 Porsche 914 Wide Body Ediger Special during the first day of sanctioned practice for the 95th Annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on Tuesday June 20, 2017. Strauch is competing in the Pikes Peak Challenge - Pikes Peak Open Division. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
Romain Dumas leaves the start area for his first practice run Tuesday, June 24, 2014, for the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The 92nd running of the race to the clouds is June 29. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Olympic Museum
Scott Blackmun, chief executive officer of the U.S. Olympic Committee, looks on during a ceremonial groundbreaking for a new Olympic museum Friday, June 9, 2017, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The $75-million project will be built just blocks away from the U.S. Olympic Committee headquarters an the U.S. Olympic Training Center and breathe new life into the city's core. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado-Domestic Violence Football
FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2017 file photo, Colorado head football coach Mike MacIntyre smiling as he makes his way through the crowd to watch Oregon play Colorado in an NCAA college basketball game in Boulder, Colo. Three University of Colorado officials, including its chancellor and football coach, have been disciplined for their handling of domestic violence allegations against a former assistant football coach. Chancellor Phil DiStefano will serve a 10-day suspension and athletic director Rich George and football coach Mike MacIntyre will each have to make $100,000 donations to domestic violence awareness. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
APTOPIX NBA Finals Cavaliers Warriors Basketball
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant gestures as he holds the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award after Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Monday, June 12, 2017. The Warriors won 129-120 to win the NBA championship. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
US greco-roman wrestler Rulon Gardner celebrates his 130kg gold medal win Wednesday night in Sydney. Gardner upset Alexandre Kareline of the Russian Federation to win the gold. Reis photo
US greco-roman wrestler Rulon Gardner celebrates his 130kg gold medal win Wednesday night in Sydney. Gardner upset Alexandre Kareline of the Russian Federation to win the gold. Reis photo
WCup Trinidad US Soccer
U.S. midfielder Christian Pulisic, front, jumps over Trinidad & Tobago forward Kenwyne Jones while pursuing the ball during the first half of a World Cup soccer qualifying match Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Commerce City, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
** FILE ** Lance Armstrong is shown prior to the fourth stage of the Giro Tour of Italy cycling race, from Wanze to Hotton, Belgium, in this May 9, 2006 file photo. Armstrong thinks keeping the ball in the fairway at Lake Tahoe will prove as challenging as any climb up the Pyrenees. The 17th annual American Century Celebrity Golf Championship begins next week at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, and the Lance Armstrong Foundation will be one of the charity beneficiaries of the three-day tournament. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati, FILE)
Jazz Warriors Basketball
Golden State Warriors' JaVale McGee (1) dunks next to Utah Jazz's Boris Diaw (33) and Rudy Gobert (27) during the second half in Game 1 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. The Warriors won 106-94. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)