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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.

Four-time world heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield speaks to a group of youths at the Boys and Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region on Thursday, Feb.23, 2017. Holyfield told of growing up poor and how the Boys and Girls Club helped him grow as a child and beyond. He empahsized the importance of giving back to the community. Carol Lawrence, The Gazette
Manitou senior Shelby Megyeri (24) controls the ball against St. Mary's senior Olivia Florek (10) in the fourth quarter. The St. Mary's Pirates hosted the Manitou Mustangs in girls' basketball on Friday, January 13, 2017 at St. Mary's High School. Photo by Isaiah J. Downing
Sand Creek D'shawn Schwartz goes in for a layup during the Vista Ridge and Sand Creek boys basketball game at Vista Ridge High School on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette.
Courtney Shepherd and coach Cayla De George celebrate Lewis-Palmer's upset win over Air Academy. (David Ramsey, The Gazette)
Air Force head coach Dave Pilipovich cheers from the bench against San Jose State during the second half against San Jose State Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, at Clune Arena on the Air Force Academy.  The Falcons won 64-57. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Air Force head coach Dave Pilipovich cheers from the bench against San Jose State during the second half against San Jose State Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, at Clune Arena on the Air Force Academy. The Falcons won 64-57. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
David Ramsey March 7, 2013. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
New Mexico Air Force Basketball
Air Force forward Lavelle Scottie, front, fields a pass while in the lane as New Mexico center Obij Aget defends late in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, at Air Force Academy, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)