Tyron Woodley

Tyron Woodley Visits Sporturf for Employee Event!

On Thursday September 21, Controlled Products and Sporturf™ held a private event for employees and invited Combat Turf™ promoter and three-time welterweight champion Tyron Woodley to speak and have lunch with employees.

Tyron had humble beginnings; a single mother raised him in Ferguson, Missouri with a dozen brothers and sisters. Suffice it to say money was stretched to the limits and if Tyron wanted to participate in sports, he needed to choose wisely and cost effectively. This is where his wrestling career began.

Tyron Speaking

Tyron continued to wrestle through high school and college becoming a two-time All-American and Big 12 Champion at University of Missouri.

After completing college, Woodley turned to mixed martial arts and began training for the octagon.  Since entering the professional world of MMA Woodley has won three title fights and owns his own gym called ATT Evolution. Recently, he has gotten into acting and stunt performance and had roles in films such as Straight Outta Compton and Olympus Has Fallen.

Sporturf is proud to be have Tyron as a member of the team!

West Plains High School Heals with Sporturf

On April 26 West Plains High School received severe hail damage.  On April 29 they experienced the worst flood for this area in past 500 years. According to Greg Simpkins, Athletic Director for West Plains High School, “All of our athletic fields were flood damaged.  We had to cancel all of our home games for the remainder of the spring 2017 spring sports season.”

West Plains High School, home of the Zizzers, contracted with Craig Shonk of Midwest Synthetic Turf Professionals to get their field cleaned up and installed in record time.

Suffice it to say Craig Shonk had his work cut out for him and Sporturf™ had to produce a top-notch field with an incredibly tight deadline.

On June 19, Craig and his crew began work on replacing and repairing Zizzer Stadium’s track and turf field.

The turf field was ready by their first home varsity football game on Friday, 8/18/17 and track resurfacing was completed by the second home varsity football game on Friday, 9/1/17.  The Zizzers did not miss a home varsity football game thanks to Craig and Sporturf.

Hail and Flood Damage

After clean up and Sporturf Install

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.

West Plains chose Sporturf™ PowerHouse for its increased durability thanks to the 13,000 denier design.

Power House 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. Power House truly is a workhorse and will withstand the rigors of wear and tear for many years.

Features:

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

Applications:

  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer

North Little Rock Middle School Chooses Sporturf

Midwest Synthetic Turf Professionals was hired as part of a large construction project on the campus of North Little Rock Middle School. Part of the project converted a courtyard area to a “zero maintenance” area that would be used for sports and events. In addition to the FastGrass AT740 play field in the courtyard, the school added several concrete basketball courts to round out the project.

Sporturf’s AT740 is a 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 synthetic turf field, with the softness of the new generation rubber-filled turf. No rubber infill makes maintenance easier. These systems can also be portable with added 4” or 8” Velcro

ABOUT

Midwest Synthetic Turf Professionals LLC was created by Craig Shonk to bring together ISO 9001 synthetic turf manufacturers and an ASBA Certified Field Builder for Synthetic turf fields to better serve clients throughout the Midwest.

Shonk oversaw his first synthetic turf field project in 2005. That experience triggered his interest in the synthetic turf industry. Prior to being the Owner/General Manager of Midwest Synthetic Turf Professionals LLC, he was the Manager of Sporturf™ Midwest. Craig has been very involved in the product development and installation of synthetic turf fields here in the Midwest. Craig uses his diverse involvement in the synthetic turf industry to further his expertise in the Midwest Synthetic Turf market. Craig has excelled in increasing market share and brand awareness for Sporturf™ while using his turf manufacturing expertise and installation expertise to create the best experience for his clients. Craig has personally been involved with and completed over 80 synthetic turf projects in the Midwest. He is also an ASBA Certified Field Builder for Synthetic turf fields.

Humphrey Elementary School Chose Fresh Grass

The Humphrey Elementary School playground is the 2nd project the district has contracted Craig Shonk and Midwest Synthetic Turf Professionals to build. For Humphrey, MWSTP converted an old mulch chip playground to a stone base with a drain tile. The turf the school chose was a combination of Fresh Grass PL929 for the body of the playground and inserts of Sporturf 36 in the high wear areas such as underneath slides and swings.

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.

Sporturf Fresh Grass is a signature Playground product with a thatch system which provides added body, reducing the amount of infill needed. The four color blend of this surface provides a truly authentic look and feel that resembles a natural lawn. This product can also be used for landscapes, pet areas, fringes, and much more. This product can also be installed indoors or outdoors on concrete or a compacted aggregate base.

Newport Middle School Chooses Power House

Newport Middle school collaborated with Newport Boosters and community organizations to fund two brand new multipurpose synthetic turf fields. The school joined with Dale Collett of Synthetic Turf Consulting to get their new Sporturf™ field installed. The Newport Cubs chose Sporturf™ Power House for it’s increased durability thanks to the 13,000 denier design.

Power House 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. Power House truly is a workhorse and will withstand the rigors of wear and tear for many years.

Features:

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

Applications:

  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer

About Newport Middle School

Newport Middle School serves 6th-8th graders and the NMS staff prepare students with the most current practices and focus on the Common Core State Standards while building strong relationships and creating lifelong learners with the 8 Essentials. With whole school novel studies, family nights, the Olweus Bully Prevention Program, and partnerships with local businesses, agencies, and schools, Newport Middle School staff and students strive to make learning the center of our dynamic community.

Lindenwood Chose Fielder’s Choice by Sporturf

A few years ago the Lindenwood University athletic department, located in St. Charles, MO, was making the final transition from NAIA to NCAA Division II, and many areas on campus were going through renovations. Part of those renovations were new baseball and softball fields outfitted with synthetic turf by Sporturf dealer Environmental Turf Services, LLC.

“Lindenwood is excited to install the new Enviroturf baseball and softball turf fields,” said John Creer, Director of Athletics. “This seems to be the direction collegiate programs are going and it is nice to be at the forefront of this move.”

“This is an exciting time for softball and baseball with the installation of the turf,” said softball head coach Don Loberg. “Not many fields have this opportunity which will allow us to practice and play games when other fields are wet and unplayable. It will save us time and money with not having to seed, fertilize, water the field, and tarping.”

The renovation of the fields was expected to help bring bigger and better athletes to the school in addition to improving the facilities.

According to Creer, “We also anticipate these new fields will assist our coaches in recruitment of top caliber student-athletes and further development of our programs.”

The product installed was Sporturf Fielder’s Choice. Fielder’s Choice is a product designed with the game of baseball in mind. This product should be installed outdoors on a compacted aggregate base. Since it is custom designed for baseball, Fielder’s Choice has the added durability designed to reduce infill splash and migration which is extremely important in gameplay.

Mt.Vernon Becomes a PowerHouse with Sporturf

The install at Mt Vernon High School features Sporturf’s premier product; PowerHouse. Sporturf dealer Craig Shonk of Midwest Synthetic Turf Professionals completed the install. 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 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.

Features:

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

Applications:

  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer

About Mt.Vernon

Mt. Vernon’s Class AAA school system includes four schools – an elementary, intermediate, middle and high school. Two state colleges, as well as several private colleges are within 40 miles.

Tyron Woodley Prepares for Welterweight Defense with Combat Turf™

Tyron Woodley returns to the ring as the co-main event of UFC 214 on July 29, 2017 in Anaheim, California to defend his current welterweight champion title against Demian Maia.

Woodly will enter the ring in his third defense of his Welterweight title at the Honda Center in California.

To prepare for his title defense Woodley is training on his very own Combat Turf™. Ask Woodley and he will tell you, “NOTHING like getting ready for UFC 214 on Combat Turf™.”

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™.

Robinson High School Improves with Sporturf™

Joe T. Robinson High School in Little Rock, AR hired Sporturf™ dealer Craig Shonk of Midwest Synthetic Turf Professionals LLC to construct their new football and baseball fields. You might remember we featured their football install a while back. Now it is time to show you baseball.

When it comes to baseball, Sporturf™ understands the demands athletes, owners and fans. Our sports fields provide a consistent surface that you can count on to deliver the best experience available. We have an offering that spans all levels of play from the big leagues to the local little league. The quality turf we manufacture utilizes the latest technology. Features like ball bounce, speed of the ball roll and even light reflection are all advancements that are addressed in our product designs.

      

Fielder’s Choice is a product designed with the game of baseball in mind. This product should be installed outdoors on a compacted aggregate base. Since it is custom designed for baseball, Fielder’s Choice has the added durability designed to reduce infill splash and migration which is extremely important in gameplay.

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.

 

Grants Pass Hits it Out of the Park with Synthetic Turf Consulting and Sporturf™

When it comes to baseball, Sporturf™ understands the demands athletes, owners and fans expect. Our fields provide a consistent surface that you can count on to deliver the best playability available. We have a product line that spans all levels of play from Pro to the local little league field. The quality of turf we manufacture utilizes the latest technology. Features like ball bounce, speed of the ball roll and even light reflection are all advancements that are addressed in our product designs.

Sporturf™ dealer Synthetic Turf Consulting installed this baseball infield for Grants Pass High School in Grants Pass, OR in 2017.

The high school was unable to use this field for their entire 2016 season due to weather, and this improvement has greatly increased their use of the field!  This is also the first installation of this incredible new turf of its kind in OR.

PowerHouse, the turf installed on the field, 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.

Features:

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

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