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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.

PREP BASKETBALL
Falcon Falcons senior Brendan LaRose (34) drives to the net against Pueblo West Colts senior Jeremy Cody (13) in the third quarter. The Falcons hosted the Colts in boys' basketball on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Falcon High School. Photo by Isaiah J. Downing
JETS BRONCOS FOOTBALL
Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) celebrates his touchdown at the end zone in the first quarter as the Denver Broncos took on the New York Jets at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Sunday December 10, 2017 in Denver. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
CC DU HOCKEY
Colorado College Tigers forward Kade Kehoe (9) controls the puck as his team takes on the Denver Pioneers at The Broadmoor World Arena on Saturday December 9, 2017 in Colorado Springs. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
Broncos Jets
Denver Broncos defensive end Shelby Harris (96) sacks New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown during the first quarter of a game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium on Sunday, December 10, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
OLY OPENING CEREMONY
The Olympic Cauldron burns in Maracana Stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games Friday, August 5, 2016. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
49ers Kaepernick Image Football
FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2016 file photo, San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, left, and safety Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Santa Clara, Calif. The 49ers won't be forcing their players to stand during the national anthem, safety Eric Reid said Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. Reid, the first player to join Colin Kaepernick in protest last season, said he had a conversation recently with 49(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
Broncos Raiders Football
Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack (52) sacks Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) during the second half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. The Raiders won 21-14. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)
Palmer Ridge quarterback Ty Evans shouts the fight song after a 3A football semfinal game against Palisade on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Don Breese Stadium. The Bears' defeated the Bulldogs 28-14 for their first-ever trip to the state championship. (Lindsey Smith, The Gazette)
Palmer Ridge quarterback Ty Evans shouts the fight song after a 3A football semfinal game against Palisade on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Don Breese Stadium. The Bears' defeated the Bulldogs 28-14 for their first-ever trip to the state championship. (Lindsey Smith, The Gazette)
OLY WRESTLING
US wrestler Kyle Snyder, right, a Coronado High School graduate, celebrates his semifinal win over Georgia's Elizbar Odikadze during 97kg competition Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette