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.

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™.

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

Webb City Chooses Midwest Synthetic Turf and Sporturf

Recently Midwest Synthetic Turf was contracted to install a new football field for Webb City high school after the existing turf reached the end of its useful life. The existing drainage base was not draining correctly so the necessary repairs were added as part of the project.  School officials were very interested in pad underlayment as a way to improve GMax performance so Craig Shonk and his team installed a Brock pad under the field.

Midwest Synthetic Turf was selected by the turf Committee based on their expertise and reputation as ASBA Certified Field Builders.  MWSTP once again teamed with Byrne and Jones to complete the base work.  School officials had a lot of confidence in this team given the amount of work they have completed in the area over the last few years.

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

Tyron Woodley Defends Title in UFC 209

Last year Sporturf™ joined forces with Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley, a UFC MMA #2 Welterweight fighter. In his UFC debut, Tyron executed an impressive 36-second KO of Jay Heiron- and put the welterweight division on notice. This year Tyron is defending his welterweight champion title at UFC 209 against Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson on March 4th in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two are pairing up after their original bout during UFC 205 which ended in an epic back-and-forth draw.  Experts are predicting another hotly contested fight with another dramatic finish.

Sporturf™ is proud to stand behind Tyron as he defends his title and look forward to celebrating another championship win!

Concordia University Installs Sporturf™ Field

In 2016 Midwest Synthetic Turf Professionals was contracted to replace the existing worn out synthetic turf surface for Concordia University and replace it with Sporturf™ PowerHouse.

PowerHouse 2 1/2” pile height was chosen by the school to add additional sand for weight to stabilize the turf surface during heavy rain events.  Due to the natural terrain, the existing turf experienced some movement due to rainwater rushing onto the field so MWSTP considered those issues when planning the new field.

The PowerHouse series is made up of some of the most proven and durable fibers in the world making it the ideal choice for the Concordia Bulldogs.

Concordia University

Concordia University is a private, coeducational institution of higher learning located in Seward, Nebraska, about 25 miles west of Lincoln.

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