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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.

CHSAA 4A STATE GOLF
Maxine Choi strikes the ball during the CHSAA 4A State Girls Golf Championship at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (Photo by Kelsey Brunner, The Gazette)
KALEN BALLAGE FALCON FOOTBALL
Falcon high school running back Kalen Ballage is one of Colorado's most recruited athletes. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
The Classical Academy's Kelsey Eichelberger crosses the finish line in the 3A girls' 800 sprint medley relay at the 2018 Colorado State Track & Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium on Thursday, May 17, 2018. (Lindsey Smith, The Gazette)
Angela and Nate White pose with a photo of their late son Taylor White at their home on Friday May 11, 2018 in Colorado Springs. Taylor was killed after he was involved in a hit-and-run incident while jogging in Phoenix.
APTOPIX Raptors Cavaliers Basketball
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) hits the game-winning shot as Toronto Raptors' OG Anunoby (3) and CJ Miles (0) watch during the second half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers defeated the Raptors 105-103. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Prep Soccer: Cheyenne Mountain Indians (0), The Classical Academy Titans (1)
The Classical Academy’s, Ashlie MacFarlane (15), juggles the ball in between Indian’s, Caroline McCleary (22) and Sophia McConnell (10), as the Titans claim a 1-0 win against Cheyenne Mountain Wednesday May 9, 2018. Photo by Jeff Kearney.
US Senior Open Golf
Kenny Perry tees off on the third hole during the fourth round of the U.S. Senior Open golf tournament, Sunday, July 2, 2017, in Peabody, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)