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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.

Switchbacks midfielder Taeseong Kim is grabbed by Blues' Oriol Cortes as he rushes for the ball during the Colorado Springs Switchbacks and Orange County Blues soccer game at Switchbacks Stadium on Friday, May 27, 2016. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
Baylor-Sexual Assault Football
FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2013, file photo, Baylor head coach Art Briles, center, watches during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa State in Waco, Texas. Baylor University's board of regents says it will fire Briles and re-assign university President Kenneth Starr in response to questions about its handling of sexual assault complaints against players. The university said in a statement Thursday, May 26, 2016, that it had suspended Briles "with intent to terminate." Starr will leave the position of president on May 31, but the school says he will serve as chancellor. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
Brazil OLY Rio Ticket Scalping
In this May 20, 2015 file photo, fireworks explode behind the Olympic rings during their inauguration ceremony at Madureira Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
Houston Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler answers a question during a news conference Thursday, March 10, 2016, in Houston. The Texans have filled their biggest need, starting free agency with a splash by snagging Osweiler from Denver. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Houston Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler answers a question during a news conference Thursday, March 10, 2016, in Houston. The Texans have filled their biggest need, starting free agency with a splash by snagging Osweiler from Denver. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
LEWIS-PALMER SOCCER
Lewis-Palmer defeated Mullen 1-0 in overtime Saturday in the state soccer semifinals. File photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Thunder Warriors Basketball
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dion Waiters (3) smiles next to forward Kevin Durant (35) and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Broadcaster Craig Sager, right, talks to Stephen Curry before an NBA basketball against the Washington Wizards Tuesday, March 29, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP)
Broadcaster Craig Sager, right, talks to Stephen Curry before an NBA basketball against the Washington Wizards Tuesday, March 29, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP)
David Ramsey March 7, 2013. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Brazil OLY Athletics
Men compete in the 100m round 1 during the Athletics test event at the Rio Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, May 14, 2016. The track and field test event is the last of more than 40 tests events for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics with the games opening in less than three months. The three-day test event ends Monday at Olympic Stadium in the northern neighborhood known as Engenho de Dentro. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Pine Creek's Jayne Lydiatt gets a hug from her teammate Natasha Wehner (left to right) after Lydiatt scored a goal in the first half of a game at D-20 Stadium on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Pine Creek defeated Brighton 5-0. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)