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STMA Announces Third Annual 'Mowing Patterns Contest' Winner
Arkansas Razorbacks Groundskeeper Marks First Collegiate Award Recipient

The STMA, a professional association for those who manage sports fields worldwide, has announced the winner of the third annual "Mowing Patterns Contest." Blake Anderson, assistant director of sports turf operations at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, is the first collegiate winner.

Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) - the professional organization for 2,600 men and women who manage sports fields worldwide - has announced that the third annual "Mowing Patterns Contest" winner is 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.

"Blake is our first winner at the collegiate level, and he has set a high bar for future winners," says Kim Heck, CEO of STMA. "His work at Baum Stadium is not only stunning for viewers, but the student-athletes who use the field benefit from its well-maintained and safe playing surface."

Anderson will be included in a future issue of SportsTurf, STMA's official monthly publication. His design will also have a custom poster featured at the 2016 STMA Conference & Exhibition (January 19-22) in San Diego, Calif.

For more information on STMA and the Mowing Patterns Contest, visit or, or call 800.323.3875.

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