Chris Crouch. All around good dude and the announcer for the 2015, FL-BMX series. You’ll definitely see and hear him on the mic, but you might not see him cruise…But I promise you, if you do catch him on the course, you won’t be let down. Style is an understatement.
Here’s a quick catch up with him before the start of the series. See you Saturday!
–MattName: Chris CrouchAge: 28Hometown: West Palm Beach, Florida
1. Is this the second or third year now you’ve announced the flbmx series? Considering each stop is a long day, how do you prepare for creating interesting bios on each rider during their runs to make things consistently interesting. That’s an indirect compliment: you do a good job. Ha!
This year will be my third year announcing all the stops (sans Tampa). I had done one or two stops the prior years. As far as interesting bios go, I’d like to believe I know a lot of the guys from riding with them, seeing them at the contests/sessions & obviously social networks. Of course I can’t remember everything or know everyone. Luckily we’re implementing a new sign-up/scoring/database app this year (The Boardr Live) which should be super helpful with a central location for information & scoring for both the riders and staff alike. Thanks for the compliment, Matt! I appreciate it.
2. What was your favorite stop to announce last year? What made it stand out?
I’d have to say my favorite stop every year, no doubt is Abacoa. OSP last year was a very close second though, it went super smooth with a whole lot of stoke throughout the day (minus the rain to end the day of course). Abacoa is close to home for me so I get to see a lot of familiar faces which always makes for a good time. Not to mention theres always people coming out the woodwork there like Kenan Harkin for example. Abacoa last year was a little bit nerve racking for me though. Our first time doing the awards ceremony after was the cause, so I had a little worry throughout the day. As much as we could plan & prepare for that, we had no idea if it was going be a flop or not. Luckily enough the turn out was great & I think we nailed it.
3. For this year, in general, what do you look most forward to? What gets you stoked about the series?
For this year, the things I look forward to are the same things I look forward to every year. A reason to get all of Florida’s (other states as well) bmx scene together and do the thing we all love to do in a friendly and fun atmosphere. I really also enjoy seeing a lot of the riders progress. There”s really nothing like that feeling of being on top of your riding game and pulling off things you’ve never been able to do before on your bike and you can read it on most their faces. For lack of better words, the series gets me stoked on the series. I’m always a little nervous the minutes leading up to my time on the mic, but once the ball starts rolling it all goes away and turns to good times. I really believe we have something special going here and look forward to seeing where it goes. With all that being said, Thank you to the riders who offer up their time and money to come out and have a good time with us at all these events. Also, a thank you to the sponsors who see the importance of events like this and continue to help make them happen. Last, but not least a big thank you to Dave Brumlow for being the man behind the scenes, out of the limelight, for being responsible for so many riders’ unforgettable weekends.