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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.

SKELETON
Silver medalist Lea Ann Parsley, left and gold medalist Tristan Gale, both of the United States, congratulate each other following skeleton competition at Utah Olympic Park Wednesday, February 20, 2002. Mark Reis photo
PREP VOLLEYBALL
Legend senior Aubrey Johnston (7) defends on a shot from Lewis-Palmer junior Riley Putnicki (10) in the third set. The Lewis-Palmer Rangers defeated the Legend Titans in 3 straight sets in girls' volleyball on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Lewis-Palmer High School. Photo by Isaiah J. Downing
NYG DEN
Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) receives the snap during the game on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
Giants Broncos Football
Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
AIR FORCE FOOTBALL
Air Force Falcons quarterback Arion Worthman (2) celebrates after a touchdown, one of five total on the day, as the Air Force Falcons took on the UNLV Rebels at Falcon Stadium at the U.S. Air Force Academy on Saturday October 14, 2017 in Colorado Springs. Worthman had a total of 116 yards rushing and five touchdowns. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
APTOPIX Cowboys Broncos Football
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) is tackled by Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
AIR FORCE HOCKEY
Goalkeeper Billy Christopoulos of the Air Force blocks the shot on goal by Louie Rowe (32) of the Arizona State as the Falcons took on the Sun Devils at the Cadet Ice Arena at the U.S. Air Force Academy on Friday October 13, 2017 in Colorado Springs. The Falcons won the game 4-3 for their home opening game. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
Air Force Michigan Football
Air Force quarterback Arion Worthman (2) rushes into coverage defended by Michigan defensive back Josh Metellus (14) in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)
Trinidad and Tobago U.S. Wcup Soccer
United States' Christian Pulisic, left, fight for the ball with Trinidad and Tobago's Nathan Lewis during a 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Couva, Trinidad, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Avalanche Rangers Hockey
Colorado Avalanche's Matt Duchene, left, celebrates after scoring a goal on New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, of Sweden, right, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)