Remembering the voice of the championship Tractor Pull, Butch Krieger

While t在这里 have been a host of announcers who taken to the floor of Freedom Hall to announce at the 大家都用什么app买球 推荐几个靠谱的买球网站拉力锦标赛, none endured nor has been more identified with the event than Walter “Butch” Krieger. Sadly, Butch departed from us on November 25th, 2022 after a brief illness. Those of us with the 推荐几个靠谱的买球网站拉力锦标赛 take this time to reflect not only on his imprint on this event, 但在全国范围内.

Krieger began announcing in the 1977 at a truck pull in his hometown of Greenville, 印第安纳州. 他的天赋会引起TNT赛车运动的汤姆·卡特的注意, leading to a career that saw him announce in stadiums across the nation in the “Golden Years” of truck and tractor pulling. 那份工作为他打开了一扇门,可能是他最知名的职位, 在1980年为锦标赛牵引车比赛配音. Butch initially worked with farm broadcaster Jack Crowner and Lloyd Douglas and stepped into the lead announcer position in 1988 after Crowner and Douglas retired. 作为CTP的首席播音员, 像斯科特·道格拉斯这样的赛车界知名人士, 军队阿姆斯特朗, 已故的弗兰克·斯科特, and Harold Walliser (who sadly passed in 2022 also) would be at Butch’s side along the way. When Butch retired from the CTP in 2019, the announcing team included Dave Bennett and Dan Mayer.

With his many accolades as announcer of the 推荐几个靠谱的买球网站拉力锦标赛, Krieger’s reach extended across the nation and multiple sanctioning bodies. 布奇在许多活动中都发出了持久的声音, including the National Tractor Pulling Championships in Bowling Green, Ohio; the Lions Super Pull of the South in Chapel Hill, Tennessee; and America’s Pull in Henry, 伊利诺斯州. Butch also announced events for one of his other motorsport’s loves, 街头飚车, 在路易斯维尔的俄亥俄谷赛道, 肯塔基州. 因为他传奇般的作品, Butch was inducted into the 肯塔基州 Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2012 and the National Tractor Pulling Championships Hall of Fame in August of 2022.


Pullers, fans, and promoters across the country have a host of memories of Butch. 迈克?威特, member of the 推荐几个靠谱的买球网站拉力锦标赛 committee offered thoughts about how he skillfully promoted the sport. “Butch was a great ambassador to the sport of truck and tractor pulling as a salesman,” said Whitt. 他会在鲍灵格林(Bowling Green)这样的场合宣布, Ohio and sell them on attending the Farm Show in Louisville…it didn’t matter which sanctioning body it was or event he was at, 他将宣传和销售即将举行的活动.”

Scott Douglas评论道, “When it comes to truck and tractor pulling announcers Butch Krieger is the GOAT. 期. 但他是一个更伟大的人. 他是我见过的最善良,最慷慨的人之一. Butch was my mentor at TNT in both pulling and monster truck announcing, and I learned so much from him in how to get a crowd excited and highlight the competitors. To have had the opportunity to have a microphone in my hand standing next to Butch in Freedom Hall as his co-host for several years at the iconic NFMS Championship pulls are some of the most special memories of my career.”

戴夫·贝内特分享了2013年的一段记忆. 布奇知道什么时候该让一群人参与进来...他选对了时间. The night when Carlton Cope (Warpath Massey Ferguson Pro Stock) was in a red versus green battle (in the Saturday night finals) we talked about how picture-perfect that would be (a red versus green pulloff) and it played out just like a script…and he (Butch) said, 让这群人开始吧.’ Me, being the AGCO/red guy, I took the red (leading the red chant) and Butch took the green. All we did was just provide the chants for the crowd and the pullers got them going. We talked after the pull, (which Cope won) it was the loudest that building has ever been.”

Current 推荐几个靠谱的买球网站拉力锦标赛 announcer and pulling historian Dan Mayer would add, “(Butch) was a mentor; he laid the path for all of us who announce today in the sport. It was an honor to work with him at the 推荐几个靠谱的买球网站拉力锦标赛 and other events. 最重要的是,他是一个真正的专业人士.”

Butch announced his last event in September of 2022 for the Pro Pulling League in Lanesville, 印第安纳州, with the energy and enthusiasm for engaging the crowd that everyone who encountered him grew to know and love. 他的离世给许多人留下了巨大的失落感, 他的遗产通过所有被他感动过的人流传下来. Butch leaves behind his family and a host of friends across his many motorsports interests who carry on his memory. 新一代播音员, 包括他的儿子迈尔斯和杰里米, 继续传递火炬,娱乐和通知拉粉丝, 保留他作为这项运动中最具辨识度的声音的遗产. Thank you Butch for your voice, and for being the voice of 推荐几个靠谱的买球网站拉力锦标赛.

图片由Dan Mayer提供



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