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Since 1965, the AstroTurf brand has been driven by forward thinking ingenuity. Today AstroTurf continuously improves its system design to deliver playing surfaces with the most realistic, sport-specific performance, longest lasting durability, and sound player protection.
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“We couldn’t be happier with the new turf installation at Buzz Ostrom Stadium,” said Lucas Moosman, Athletic Director at Sierra College. “It’s not just a replacement field, it’s a high performance upgrade that will give our student-athletes a great place to play for years to come.”
Surprise, Ariz. - Ottawa University Arizona (OUAZ) recently broke ground on a competitive athletic field for football and soccer. Surprise Mayor Sharon Wolcott, city council members and economic development officials joined Ottawa University President Kevin Eichner...
Kent, OH – Two of the athletic fields at Kent State University have been replaced, and each one needed a very different surface with specific criteria. Good thing they contacted AstroTurf®. Dix Stadium and Murphy-Mellis Field have both received brand new, state-of-the-art playing surfaces from AstroTurf. Installation of the two fields occurred this summer.
Dix Stadium is the home of Golden Flashes football and, starting next season, it will be the primary home of the women’s soccer team as well. The new surface will have to accommodate the needs of both. That begins with base work beneath the field, where regional turf experts Playing Surface Solutions handled modifications to the existing grade to accommodate the needs of soccer play. That was followed by installation of AstroTurf’s RootZone 3D3 Blend turf system, which has been a successful surface for both soccer and football.
The RootZone 3D3 Blend is a premium product that combines slit film and monofilament fibers for optimum durability and structural integrity. It also features AstroTurf’s patented RootZone sub-layer, a texturized fiber that stabilizes infill and improves shock absorbency. The result is a tall pile artificial turf that optimizes playability, safety, and consistency.
Murphy-Mellis Field hosts Kent State field hockey, and its surface required a much different composition that can accommodate the fast pace of play and unencumbered ball roll of the sport. The school decided on AstroTurf’s System 90 artificial turf, a flat playing surface that combines the traditional knitted nylon top cloth with a 3/8th inch Armacell pad. AstroTurf is recognized as the Official Artificial Surface Provider of both USA Field Hockey and the National Field Hockey Coaches Association, and its playing surfaces have long been regarded as the unequivocal standard for field hockey performance due to their consistent ball roll, durability, and low maintenance.
The two fields at Kent State add to a growing list of MAC installations for the AstroTurf team. The industry pioneers are responsible for the baseball fields at Ball State and Eastern Michigan, as well as multiple artificial turf surfaces at Central Michigan and Ohio University, including both school’s football stadiums.
For athletes and sport enthusiasts, AstroTurf® has redefined the way the game is played. The brand offers advanced, state-of-the-art, multi-sport and specialized synthetic turf systems with proprietary engineered technologies. A growing number of high schools, colleges, professional sports teams and municipalities continue to select AstroTurf-branded products for their premium quality, technical superiority, and safety. To learn more, visit AstroTurf’s newly redesigned website at www.astroturf.com.
Dalton, GA – AstroTurf Corporation is pleased to welcome Scott Byrd to its staff as College Segment Sales Manager for its Rekortan track division. Scott brings a wealth of track knowledge and experience to his new career in the running tracks industry.
A native of Fayetteville, GA, Byrd is a graduate of Fayetteville High School where he was a four year letterer in football and track. Scott earned his degree from Jacksonville State University and in 1980 he was the national collegiate power lifting champion. After college, Scott served as an IDEA Certified Trainer from 1987-2000 and is a professional member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
Scott also coached at Velocity Sports where he was an assistant coach for Team Velocity. He is a USAW Club Coach and USAW Sports Performance certified. After Velocity Sports, Scott moved on to Shorter University and transformed the Hawk and Lady Hawk track and field programs into national powers and annual national championship contenders.
During his tenure at Shorter, the university won 18 individual national championships and in 2011 saw nine athletes win individual national championships resulting in the men’s double and the women posting program-best finishes of fifth and third at the NAIA Indoor and Outdoor National Championships. For his successes he was named both the 2011 NAIA Indoor and Outdoor National Coach of the Year. He followed that year with another tremendous season, as the men were runners up at the NAIA Indoor Championships and the women successfully defended their Outdoor national crown. Byrd was named the NAIA Outdoor National Coach of the Year by his peers once again.
Shorter University, well established as a track and field powerhouse, quickly began piling up the championships under Byrd. Some of these include 90 individual national champions, over 75 All-Conference athletes, over 60 NAIA All-Americans, over 80 national qualifiers and one NAIA national record. Scott’s impact on the sport, the athletes, and on the university he represented cannot be overstated.
He now looks to enjoy a different type of success within the sport by helping coaches, schools and athletes achieve their goals on a world class Rekortan track.
We are very pleased to add someone of Scott’s background and integrity to the Rekortan family,” said Gary Wilson, Vice President for Rekortan. “Scott is well connected in the track world and enjoys the respect of his fellow coaches. We’re ecstatic to bring him into the fold and get him out promoting the Rekortan brand to Colleges and Universities around the country.”
Designed for the current day athlete, the Rekortan track system is a diverse, world class series of polyurethane running tracks that are unmatched in quality and performance. The Rekortan debut in 1969 revolutionized the track world with quality and innovation, forever crowning our systems as “the fast tracks”. Four decades have passed and the Rekortan name continues a tradition of excellence, representing the most technologically advanced running surfaces in the world. As the flagship running track brand of the sports surfacing giant Sportgroup, Rekortan has helped the Sportgroup earn more Class 1 and Class 2 IAAF certifications than any competitor across the globe.