Robinson High School chooses Sporturf™ for it’s New Field

Joe T. Robinson High School of Little Rock, AR recently hired Sporturf™ dealer Craig Shonk of Midwest Synthetic Turf Professionals LLC to construct their new field.

The new turf field proudly displays a “12” in the center for players and fans to remember that they are not immune to tragedy; the “12” is in memory of Matthew “Birde” Burdick who was the starting quarterback his senior in 2003. Unfortunately, Matthew was in a deadly car accident on September 12, 2003.

“It reminds us life is precious.  We have got to live every day to the fullest, don’t waste an opportunity,” said Coach Todd Eskola, athletic director and head football coach at Robinson.

Craig Shonk started Midwest Synthetic Turf Professionals LLC as a way to pair together ISO 9001 synthetic turf manufacturing with an ASBA Certified Field Builder for synthetic turf fields to better serve clients throughout the Midwest.

PowerHouse 46oz is one of our most advanced system designs that provide high resilience and increased comfort and safety in the most common sports applications using turf. The fiber is designed to withstand all the rigors of wear and tear for many years.

Features:

  • Dual Parallel Slit Film
  • Over 50% More Wear Layer

Applications:

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Sporturf™ Hosts its First Ever Dealer Conference

Sporturf™ recently hosted its first ever dealer conference in Atlanta, GA.  The event began on Wednesday November 9, 2016 with an evening reception and continued Tuesday morning with presentations discussing the Sporturf™ story, strategic plan and 2016 year in review.  Following the morning session, the dealers were shuttled to our facility in Dalton, GA where they were given a plant tour followed by multiple presentations by guest vendors including Gold Sponsor, Brad Church of Turf Claw.  The day wrapped up with dinner and an evening of fun and comradery at Top Golf.

On our final day we had meetings at the College Football Hall of Fame along with presentations from conference sponsors, Blu Alexander of Thermagreen and Amy Brackin of Liberty Tire.

Attendees enjoyed networking with our sponsors and team members and learning tips and tricks that only others in the field could pass on.

We look forward to another great year and an even bigger and better conference next year! Thank you to all who attended and we look forward to our continued partnership in the years to come.

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Sporturf™ Introduces Chelsey Keeton: Lead Generation Coordinator

Sporturf™ Business Director Matt Riggs is pleased to announce that Chelsey Keeton has joined the Sporturf™ team in the position of Lead Generation Coordinator.

“I am excited to have Chelsey join the Sporturf™ team. She brings exceptional customer service, experience and sports knowledge to our team,” said Riggs.

Riggs went on to say, “Chelsey will be an exceptional asset to the Sporturf dealer network. The business and sales experience Chelsey gained while working and attending The University of Alabama will be essential to the continued success of Sporturf™.”

Chelsey graduated in 2015 from The University of Alabama with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management.

Chelsey’s interests include reading, exercising and enjoying Alabama football on the weekends. She is engaged and currently planning for a wedding in the fall of 2017.

As Lead Generation Coordinator Chelsey will be monitoring potential projects and working with architects and engineers to get Sporturf™ dealers approved to bid.  Sporturf is proud to have Chelsey in such a pivotal role.

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Platte County High School Pirates

Platte County High School recently hired Sporturf dealer, Midwest Synthetic Turf Professionals, to construct an incredible football field for Platte County High School located in Platte City, MO.

Craig Shonk started Midwest Synthetic Turf Professionals LLC as a way to pair together ISO 9001 synthetic turf manufacturing with an ASBA Certified Field Builder for synthetic turf fields to better serve clients throughout the Midwest.

Craig and his team installed 80,000 SF of Sporturf™ PowerHouse.  Shonk worked with school officials to create a striking field with a fierce logo in the center of the field.

PowerHouse is one of our most advanced system designs that provides high resilience and increased comfort and safety. The series is made up of some of the most proven and durable fibers in the world. PowerHouse truly is a workhorse and will withstand the rigors of wear and tear for many years.

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Tyron Woodley Defeats Robbie Lawler

Last week we launched our newest product Combat Turf™ and announced our partnership with UFC MMA #2 Welterweight Tyron Woodley.

Woodley entered the ring on July 30th for UFC 201 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia to face UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler.  Lawler was defending his title against Tyron Woodley in the night’s main event.

According to official UFC 201 results: “Tyron Woodley def. Robbie Lawler via KO (punches) at 2:12 of R1”.

Woodley is partnered with Sporturf™ for the promotion of our newest product Combat Turf™. Our turf provides high quality, high performance with a quick install and no mess solution for owners and athletes alike.

Train like the champion, The Chosen One Tyron Woodley with Combat Turf™.

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PLAYRITE Installs Sporturf™ at Bob Leonard Park

The project began on May 2nd and completed on July 1st and it was a really smooth installation from the base preparation to the installation of the turf.

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The Bob Leonard Park project was a public bid. PLAYRITE had previously built another soccer field in the same park for the Town of Farragut in 2013 so the staff knew about the company and their quality of work really well.  They appreciated PLAYRITE’s quality of work and product so much that PLAYRITE won the project despite the fact that they were not the lowest bid.

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The product used in the Bob Leonard Park project was Sporturf™ TrueGrass. TrueGrass is the premium multipurpose/athletic field product that has been tried and tested in the toughest conditions. This product also features the longest lasting fiber available, which makes it ideal for indoor and outdoor athletic fields. This product can be installed outdoors or indoors over concrete or a compacted aggregate base.

 

Features:

  • Most Widely Used System Since 2004
  • Parallel Slit Film Technology

Combat Turf™ , your newest training partner with Sporturf™

Sporturf™ has joined forces with UFC MMA #2 Welterweight Tyron Woodley to create Combat Turf™ . In his UFC debut, Tyron executed an impressive 36-second KO of Jay Heiron- and put the welterweight division on notice. A previously targeted welterweight title bout between Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley is now official as the UFC 201 headliner. UFC 201 takes place at Phillips Arena in Atlanta on July 30.

Combat Turf™ provides a high quality, high performance with a quick install and no mess solution for owners and athletes alike.

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This non-rubber infilled turf has all the advantages of previous generations and perform even higher in wear and resistance tests. The blend of nylon and polyethylene is an almost perfect 50/50 combination. This gives you the true ball roll of a traditional nylon field, with the softness of the new generation rubber-filled turf. No rubber infill makes maintenance easier, and up to 10% cooler. These systems can also be portable with added 4” or 8” Velcro.

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Athletic Republic Gets Turf

Craig Shonk started Midwest Synthetic Turf Professionals LLC as a way to pair together ISO 9001 synthetic turf manufacturing with an ASBA Certified Field Builder for synthetic turf fields to better serve clients throughout the Midwest.

Midwest Synthetic Turf Professionals LLC recently installed Sporturf Fast Grass at Athletic Republic Indoor in St. Louis, Missouri. In St. Louis, Athletic Republic is partnered with NutriFormance to provide the most comprehensive training program in the area.

The Fast Grass product line is a high performance, non-infilled turf that has all the advantages you’ve come to expect from synthetic turf without the mess of rubber infill. No more mess, crumb rubber or sand littering your facility or damaging your training equipment. Fast Grass is clean and low maintenance and comes in three styles to fit your needs and budgets. It can be installed both indoor and outdoor and is completely portable if you desire.

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About Athletic Republic

ATHLETIC REPUBLIC IS THE CULMINATION OF 25 YEARS OF IMPROVING ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE.

That’s longer than most athletes’ careers.  John Frappier developed the original Acceleration Training programs through careful research and input from a team of sports medicine professionals, athletic trainers and elite coaches. The performance sports training program has evolved into a training system that has followed the same evidence-based approach that formed the foundation for Frappier’s pioneering work: uniting proprietary equipment, sport-specific and age-appropriate training protocols, trainer education and operating resources to help athletes improve their speed, power, agility, and stamina. This foundation would facilitate training center operators turning their passion into a profitable venture.

PLAYRITE and Anderson County High School

This week’s Sporturf blog comes from, PLAYRITE, which has served as the premier sports and recreation construction company in Tennessee for nearly 20 years. A recent installation at Anderson County High School was extremely unique in the fact that the school did not have the funds to install the field initially. However they did have the support of the community. They are working on building the base for the field themselves.

PLAYRITE is working in tandem with the school to transition their natural grass surface to an upper echelon synthetic turf surface from Sporturf. PLAYRITE owner Keith Simmons visited the school on countless occasions to oversee the project and offer guidance to the numerous football supporters that donated their time and resources to ensure that the field was completed.

Jesse Smithey at PLAYRITE had the following to say about the Anderson project:

“Anderson County’s field will be the first that we have done that will have sponsorship logos on the sidelines and even one on the field. That is a trend that will become more and more prevalent in schools and colleges in the coming seasons, as it helps them outfit their programs in turf more quickly and affordably.

By mid-July, weather permitting, the Anderson County Mavericks will have a completed field that features a 50-ounce TrueGrass product from Sporturf. And that 50-ounce turf will totally match the quality to which Anderson County holds its football program.

We definitely want to thank all the great people at Sporturf and those from Anderson County High School who have been a pleasure to work alongside as partners in this venture. We can’t wait until the field is finished.”

Get Ready for Football Season Now!

Start prepping for football season now!

Sporturf ™ has turf for many applications but one that stands out with most is football. Our football applications are second to none.

We stand committed to continuous improvement. We don’t just offer the highest-quality synthetic turf available, we blend it with the expertise of over 25 years of experience and research in what we believe is the best in athletic field construction.

The benefits you should expect from us are as follows:

  • An enhanced game surface
  • Excellent quality over and over again
  • Superior speed of play combined with comfort
  • High shock attenuation lowering likelihood of overuse injuries

If you are ready for a superior athlete and fan experience select Sporturf™ today. We also have a world class showroom at our factory where you can see and play on many types of turf in one area. Give us a call and we would be happy to assist you.

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