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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.

Unlimited driver Nobuhiro Tajima nears the 16-mile point on the Pikes Peak Highway Wednesday, July 15, 2009, during the first morning of practice for the 2009 Pikes Peak International HIll Climb. The Gazette, Mark Reis
Peyton Manning
A sometimes emotional and sometimes joyful Peyton Manning announces his retirement at the UC Health Training Facility in Denver on Monday, March 7, 2016. (photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
AFA FOOTBALL PRACTICE
AFA's Carson Bird runs drills during football practice at the Air Force Academy Tuesday, August 28, 2007. Mark Reis photo
Nuggets Pelicans Basketball
New Orleans Pelicans center Omer Asik (3) and Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried, right, and center Nikola Jokic wait for the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, March 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Copa America Centenario Argentina US Soccer
Argentina's Lionel Messi (10) chases the ball over United States' John Brooks (6) during a Copa America Centenario soccer semifinal, Tuesday, June 21, 2016, in Houston. Argentina won 4-0. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
APTOPIX NBA Finals Cavaliers Warriors Basketball
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James sits down to answer questions with his daughter Zhuri during a post-game press conference after Game 7 of basketball's NBA Finals Sunday, June 19, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. Cleveland won 93-89. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Angelo Cimino drives the Broadmoor Special No.16 up Pikes Peak in 1927.