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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.

Colorado College Denver Hockey
Colorado College head coach Mike Haviland, back, talks to his players during a time out after giving up two early goals to Denver in the first period of an NCAA college hockey game in Denver on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
From Vonn to Shiffrin Skiing
FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 file photo, Lindsey Vonn, of the United States, left, and teammate Mikaela Shiffrin stand at the finish area at the Rettenbach glacier, ahead of Saturday's women's giant slalom Ski World Cup race in Soelden, Austria. Separated in age by about a decade, Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin head to the Pyeongchang Olympics as the past, present and future of ski racing in the United States and around the world. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta, File)
Crescent House
Larry Buendorf, right with then President Gerald Ford in Vail, Colorado in 1974. Buendorf was secret service lead agent for skiing for Ford. He wrestled Squeaky Fromme to the ground after he noticed a gun her hand. He now heads security at the USOC in Colorado Springs. photo by carol lawrence 3/31/04
Alpine Preview Skiing
FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2017, file photo, Mikaela Shiffrin, of the U.S., celebrates her gold medal in the women's slalom at the alpine skiing World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Shiffrin continues to race as well as she has been, she is setting herself up to be the biggest start of the Pyeongchang Olympics. Not just of Alpine skiing, but the entire Winter Games. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati, File)
Colorado College Minnesota Hockey
FILE - Colorado College's Mike Testwuide, right, sprawls on the ice as he and Minnesota's Sam Lofquist, left, go after the puck in the second period of an NCAA college hockey game at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis, Sunday, Dec, 14, 2008. (AP Photo/Janet Hostetter)
49ers Rams Football
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo passes against the Los Angeles Rams during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Coaching Candidates Football
FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2016, file photo, New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels encourages players during warm ups before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Foxborough, Mass. With six vacancies around the NFL, head coach candidates are being carted around the country for interviews. The hot prospects, unsurprisingly, are in New England with assistants Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia topping the list. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
NATL SIGNING DAY
Cory McLellan, left, a commit to CSU Pueblo and Zach Hester, a commit to Colorado School of Mines, listen as Palmer Ridge head football coach Tom Pulford shares some final departing words as the two football players were in a group of nine high school students from Palmer Ridge signed and committed to their college of choice to play college sports during National Signing Dayat Palmer Ridge High School on Wednesday February 7, 2018 in Monument.
AFA CSU
Air Force forward Ryan Swan takes the ball past CSU guard J.D. Paige during the first half of a game at theAir Force Academy on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. Air Force defeated CSU 78-73. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)