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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Ramsey: Matt Triplett, bull rider, earns big money for big risks

By: By David Ramsey -

During afternoons when many American teens retreated to the safety of the basement to play video games or gobble junk food, Matt Triplett hustled to the danger of his back yard, where he rode bulls filled with evil...

Ramsey: Palmer grad Andrew Goodman, now a CSU track athlete, encouraged by strong support since coming out as gay

By: By DAVID RAMSEY The Gazette -

Soon, an announcement by a college athlete that he or she is gay will not be big news, or any news at all.

And this transformation will be good news.

Former Palmer High track star Andrew Goodman looks...

Ramsey blog: Andrew Goodman, former Palmer star, elated by response

By: David Ramsey, The Gazette

Andrew Goodman, a former Palmer High track star, announced in April that he is gay. He became the first Colorado State University athlete to make this announcement. He’s currently in his junior season competing...

Ramsey: Tabor Stevens, former Canon City star, chases 3rd straight steeplechase title


Tabor Stevens of Adams State is a steeplechase specialist, with the world's best time so far in 2015. He understands the joy of running fast while jumping over pools of water.

"Oh, geez," Stevens said in a...

Calhoun, state coaches, part of Home Front Cares

By: By David Ramsey -

Air Force football coach Troy Calhoun will raise funds for Home Front Cares at the 8th annual Colorado Coaches for Charity event May 1 at Coors Field. Home Front Cares provides support for Colorado service members,...

Ramsey: CSU's Garrett Grayson seeks to defy NFL odds

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Earning rave reviews from NFL draft experts, including those who oversee the selecting, has little to do with actual NFL success.

Remember, a sixth-round draft pick (Tom Brady) just defeated a third-round...

Ramsey blog: How Tebow's comeback could travel from improbable to probable

By: David Ramsey

Tim Tebow could remain with the Philadelphia Eagles for a long time.

Here's why:

The 2-point conversion.

If the NFL changes 2-point conversion rules, Tebow would instantly travel from just...

Ramsey: Chris Gobrecht, the realist, prepares to tackle massive Air Force women's basketball challenge


When Chris Gobrecht started talking about her new job as Air Force women's basketball coach, I was scared she had gotten mixed up and believed she was leading the mighty Huskies from Connecticut.

"This is a...