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.


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


  • 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


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.

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