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Meet Joe Bartko, the voice of Niwot football

 

October 9, 2019

Photo by Jennifer Clary

Niwot graduate Joe Bartko handles public address duties for the Colorado State marching band, as well as Niwot football.

Public speaking comes naturally to Cougars football announcer Joe Bartko, who seemed destined for a life behind the microphone even from a young age. Now he is using those talents to give back to the communities that meant so much to him as a student at Niwot High School.

“I have a hobby that I get paid for,” the former Cougar percussionist said before a recent home game at Everly Montgomery field. Bartko is also the public address announcer for the Colorado State University marching band. “I do this because I love these activities. I love high school and college athletics, I love mar...



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