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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.

Discovery Canyon’s Tommy Rauchut swims to a second-place finish in the boys 100-yard butterfly Saturday, May 19, 2018, during the Class 4A  Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Discovery Canyon’s Tommy Rauchut swims to a second-place finish in the boys 100-yard butterfly Saturday, May 19, 2018, during the Class 4A Colorado State Swimming Championships at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
San Diego Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson looks for extra yardage on a 23 reception in the second quarter of Denver's 32-3 loss to the Chargers Sunday, November 22, 2009 at Invesco Field at Mile High. The Gazette, Mark Reis
Trump-Boxer Pardon
FILE - In this 1932 file photo, boxer Jack Johnson, the first black world heavyweight champion, poses in New York City. President Donald Trump on Thursday, May 24, 2018, granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson’s name more than 100 years after a racially-charged conviction. (AP Photo/File)
CHSAA 4A STATE GOLF
Maxine Choi strikes the ball during the CHSAA 4A State Girls Golf Championship at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (Photo by Kelsey Brunner, The Gazette)
KALEN BALLAGE FALCON FOOTBALL
Falcon high school running back Kalen Ballage is one of Colorado's most recruited athletes. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
The Classical Academy's Kelsey Eichelberger crosses the finish line in the 3A girls' 800 sprint medley relay at the 2018 Colorado State Track & Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium on Thursday, May 17, 2018. (Lindsey Smith, The Gazette)
Angela and Nate White pose with a photo of their late son Taylor White at their home on Friday May 11, 2018 in Colorado Springs. Taylor was killed after he was involved in a hit-and-run incident while jogging in Phoenix.