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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.

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)
Denver's Trevor Baptiste (9) fights off Notre Dame's Nick Ossello (20) during the second half os a semifinal match in the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse tournament, Saturday, May 23, 2015, Philadelphia, Pa. Denver defeated Notre Dame 11-10 in overtime. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
Lewis-Palmer's Haley Arsenault, left, gets the ball past Mesa Ridge's Kailyn Regador before scoring in the second half of LP's 10-0 win in girls' soccer playoff action Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at Don Breese Stadium in Monument. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette