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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.

UCCS guard Derrick White drives toward the basket against Western State Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, during the first half of the third annual Downtown Classic at the City Auditorium in Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
UCCS guard Derrick White drives toward the basket against Western State Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, during the first half of the third annual Downtown Classic at the City Auditorium in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
CSCS MANITOU
Colorado Springs Christian School’s Megan Engesser center, battles for control of the ball with Manitou’s Shelby Megyeri, left, and Calleen Sienknecht in the second half of CSCS’s 38-22 win in the "Great Eight" round of the girls' 3A state basketball tournament Thursday, March 9, 2017. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Jaguars Patriots Football
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds the AFC championship trophy after an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots won 24-20. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
second half of an NCAA college footballl game, Saturday, Sep. 13, 2008, in Dallas, Texas.  (AP Photo/Mike Stone)
 Air Force defeated Houston 31-28.
second half of an NCAA college footballl game, Saturday, Sep. 13, 2008, in Dallas, Texas. (AP Photo/Mike Stone) Air Force defeated Houston 31-28.
Justin Armour
Head coach Justin Armour puts the Manitou Springs Mustangs through practice Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010. Armour was a star athlete in Manitou and went on to play football for the Broncos. KEVIN KRECK, THE GAZETTE
Palmer Ridge
Palmer Ridge's quarterback Ty Evans sets up to throw the ball during second quarter of a game against Erie at the Air Force Academy on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Palmer Ridge defeated Erie to win the Colorado 3A State Football Championship. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
CC MINNESOTA HKC
Colorado College's Aaron Karpan, left, and Wisconsin's Jeff Dessner get tangled up against the boards in the first period at the World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Jan. 23, 1998. The game inaugurated Colorado College's new arena. (The Gazette file)
Sierra vs Canyon City Girls BBall
Sierra junior Aubrey Robinson #22 is guarded by Canyon City freshman Jerika Moore #11. The Sierra Stallions hosted the Canyon City Tigers in girls' basketball on Saturday, January 14, 2017. Photo by Spotlight Sports Photography.
Mitchell Basketball
Mitchell's Kadajah Borom (15) goes to the basket against Wasson in the fourth quarter Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at Mitchell High School. Marauders win 52-30. KEVIN KRECK, THE GAZETTE
St. Mary's Makenna Bodette goes up for a shot against Manitou Springs' Ariana Olson during the second quarter Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Manitou Springs High School. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)