STMA Announces 3rd Mowing Patterns Contest Winner

In December, STMA announced its third annual "Mowing Patterns Contest" winner, Blake Anderson, Assistant Director of Sports Turf Operations at the University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, Ark.).

Anderson was selected via a Facebook voting contest from October 21 to November 20 for his intricate design at Baum Stadium, home to the Arkansas Razorbacks baseball team. Tyler Carr, his student assistant, helped craft the mowing pattern. Nearly 25 entries were received from across the U.S.

Formerly the Assistant Grounds Manager at The Westminster Schools (Atlanta, Ga.), Anderson's resume includes experience with the Atlanta Braves and Lexington Legends, the Single-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. He graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a bachelor's degree in sports management.

Last year's winner was Ben Young, former Altoona Curve Head Groundskeeper who is currently the Memphis Redbirds Head Groundskeeper. The 2013 inaugural winner was Joey Stevenson, Head Groundskeeper for the Indianapolis Indians.

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