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STMA Announces Mowing Patterns
Contest Winner

Britt Barry's Win Marks Third Minor League Win


The fourth annual Mowing Patterns Contest winning field is at the home of the Dayton Dragons, managed by Britt Barry.

The Sports Turf Managers association today announces the fourth annual "Mowing Patterns Contest" winner. Britt Barry, Sports Turf Manager at the Dayton Dragons (Dayton, Ohio) has been chosen as the 2016 contest winner.

Britt is the former head groundskeeper at the Lexington Legends, the Single-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. His impressive resume includes previous work with the Brooklyn Cyclones, Dragons and the New York Mets. He received his education from Wilmington College of Ohio earning a bachelor's degree in agriculture and agronomy.

Barry was selected via a Facebook voting contest from October 21 to November 18 for his intricate design at Fifth Third Field, home to the Dayton Dragons, Single-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. His achievement marks the third win to come from the minor leagues.

"Britt continues to pave the way for the sports turf industry by producing stunning mowing patterns," said Kim Heck, CAE, CEO of STMA. "He has managed to strike the perfect balance of safety, playability and visual appeal at Fifth Third Field."

Barry 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 2017 STMA Conference & Exhibition (January 24-27) in Orlando, Fla.

The STMA's more than 2,600 members oversee sports fields and facilities at schools, colleges and universities, parks and recreational facilities, and professional sports stadiums across the United States. For more information visit the STMA online at

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