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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.

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Meb Keflezighi reacts as he passes the finish line during the U.S. Olympic marathon trials, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)
Longtime Fountain-Ft. Carson Coach Mitch Johnson coaches while being pushed around the field by football players on the two man sled during a practice at the high school on Tuesday, October 13, 2015.    (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
Longtime Fountain-Ft. Carson Coach Mitch Johnson coaches while being pushed around the field by football players on the two man sled during a practice at the high school on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
Armed Forces Bowl Football
California quarterback Jared Goff (16) looks for an open receiver against Air Force during the first half of the Armed Forces Bowl NCAA college football game, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
girls soccer
Lewis-Palmer defeated Cheyenne Mountain 3-1. (photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib celebrates after the Broncos defeated the Panthers 24-10 to win Super Bowl 50 Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
U.S. National Champion skater Rachael Flatt was skating with the crowds at the temporary ice rink in Acacia Park on Saturday, December 20, 2014. She demonstrates some of her beautiful moves in the middle of the ice. She stopped her skating frequently to pose for photos and help some of the younger skaters. Flatt went to Cheyenne Mountain High School and is going to Stanford.  (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
U.S. National Champion skater Rachael Flatt was skating with the crowds at the temporary ice rink in Acacia Park on Saturday, December 20, 2014. She demonstrates some of her beautiful moves in the middle of the ice. She stopped her skating frequently to pose for photos and help some of the younger skaters. Flatt went to Cheyenne Mountain High School and is going to Stanford. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
In this Aug. 7, 1984, file photo, U.S. diver Greg Louganis of Mission Viejo, Calif. does a back 2 1/2 somersault from the tuck position during springboard preliminaries in the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Sadayuki Mikami, File)
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Air Force Academy players and coach Frank Serratore (top) celebrate their 4-3 win over UConn in Game 3 of the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Hockey Association tournament Sunday, March 11, 2012. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette Photo by MARK REIS, THE GAZETTE