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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.

OLY BASKETBALL
The USA basketball celebrates their 98-88 win over Australia Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
OLY SWIMMING
Michael Phelps plows through the water on his way to his 22nd Olympic Gold Medal, this time in the 200-meter Individual Medley at the Rio Olympic Games Thursday, August 13, 2016. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
MLS Timbers Rapids Soccer
Colorado Rapids goalkeeper Tim Howard gestures to fans a he leaves the pitch after facing the Portland Timbers in the second half of an MLS soccer match Monday, July 4, 2016, in Commerce City, Colo. The teams played to a 0-0 tie. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Pitcher Josh Hader, right, and third baseman Ivan De Jesus run onto the field for the start of their game against Omaha Thursday, April 6, 2017, at Security Service Field in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Sky Sox won the season opener 2-1. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Pitcher Josh Hader, right, and third baseman Ivan De Jesus run onto the field for the start of their game against Omaha Thursday, April 6, 2017, at Security Service Field in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Sky Sox won the season opener 2-1. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Billy Christopoulos, goalie for the U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons, deflects a shot as the Falcons met the University of Calgary Dinos in an exhibition college hockey matchup at the Academy's Cadet Ice Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo., Oct. 5, 2015. The Falcons defeated Calgary 5-0. Air Force opened its regular season against the No. 5 ranked University of Denver Pioneers at the Cadet Ice Arena Oct. 9. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)
Trump Patriots Football
President Donald Trump is presented with a New England Patriots jersey by Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, left, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, center, during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, where the president honored the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots for their Super Bowl LI victory. Also pictured is New England Patriots president Jonathan Kraft, second from right. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
US Select team Basketball
FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2015, file photo, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich speaks during a news conference at the Spurs' practice facility in San Antonio. Popovich will get started on his preparations for the 2020 Olympics when he oversees the Select Team of young players that will train against this year's U.S. basketball team. USA Basketball named 25 players who will make up that roster Tuesday and said Popovich, the Spurs coach who will succeed Mike Krzyzewski as U.S. national coach after the Rio Olympics, will lead the squad. (Edward A. Ornelas/The San Antonio Express-News via AP, File) RUMBO DE SAN ANTONIO OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT