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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.

Technical Inspection
Kalesen Newcombe rides on the lap of his dad, Jonathan Newcombe, who is competing with his 2008 Hyundai Tiburon in the Time Attack 1. Practices will start on Tuesday morning on the Pikes Peak Highway and continue on Wednesday, and Thursday mornings before the road opens at 9 a.m. The finals will be held on Sunday. The technical inspections were don in the parking lot of the Broadmoor World Arena on Monday, June 18, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
Technical Inspection
Laure Many of France stays with her 1978 Porsche 911 SC 3.0l Gr4 while waiting for the technical inspection on Monday, June 18, 2018 in the parking lot of the Broadmoor World Arena. Many will be racing in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on Sunday. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
Frank Peterson, right, and his crew remove the "Yellow Devil" from the El Pomar Foundation Carriage Museum at The Broadmoor Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, to be restored before the 100th anniversary of the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in 2016. Spencer Penrose had The Broadmoor hotel mechanics modified the 1918 Pierce Arrow from a seven-passenger touring car to a race car and it competed in "The Race to the Clouds" between 1922 and 1932. The car, whiched finished as high as fourth in the race, was once clocked at 90 mph on a highway east of Colorado Springs. See Sunday's Side Streets by Bill Vogrin for more history and details on the restoration by Peterson and his Lakewood Manufacturing Co. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Goose Gossage gets ready for a round of golf in the Hall of Famers golf tournament in Cooperstown, New York the day before induction day on Saturday, July 26, 2008.
Cyclists ride past the Broadmoor Hotel before making loops in Garden of the Gods and downtown Colorado Springs in the Colorado Springs Circuit Race of the USA Pro Challenge Cycling on Thursday, August 21, 2014. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
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"