John Backlund of Baxter, Minnesota (1948-2015)

‘Voice of the Warriors’ dies

That booming, baritone voice, was similar to that of the legendary John Facenda of NFL Films.

When John Backlund was on the public address system for Brainerd Warriors football, volleyball, boys and girls basketball and baseball games and wrestling meets you probably never had to turn to the person sitting next to you and ask, “What did he say?” That voice had such volume that you couldn’t help but hear it loud and clear. Continue reading at

John Backlund Obituary