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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.

US wrestler Kyle Snyder celebrates with family after winning the Gold Medal n 97kg competition Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games. With him, from left are his brother, Kevin, his girlfriend Addi, mom Tricia and dad Steve. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
OLY WRESTLING
Bayaraa Byambarinchin, the coach for Mongolian wrestler Mandakhnaran Ganzorig is asked to leave the mat after he stripped down to his underwear in protest of his wrestler's loss in the Bronze Medal wrestling match for the 65kg competition Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Rio Olympics Wrestling Men
United States' Jordan Ernest Burroughs reacts as he competes against Uzbekistan's Bekzod Abdurakhmonov during the men's 74-kg freestyle wrestling competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Olympic Trials Swimming
Where in the World is Ryan Lochte? His father says he's back in the U.S., while a Brazilian judge ordered his passport held. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
OLY BASKETBALL

Serbia's Danielle Page moves the ball down the court during competiion Thursday, August 18, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

Serbia's Nikola Jokic (14) fights for a rebound with United States' Kyrie Irving, left, during a basketball game at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Rio Olympics Basketball Men
Serbia's Miroslav Raduljica (13) drives between Croatia's Miro Bilan, left, and Dario Saric, right, during a quarterfinal round basketball game at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Jennifer Simpson reacts after seeing she placed third in the 1500m event Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games. On the ground in Gold Medalist Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon of Kenya. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette