ATI teams takes 3rd in national turfgrass competition

Submitted by Zane Raudenbush, raudenbush.2@osu.edu

David Payne, Mason Embry, Chase Combs and Noe Gonzales represented Ohio State ATI at the Sports Turf Managers Association 2020 Student Challenge, held in conjunction with the STMA conference in West Palm Beach, FL.  Each year students from 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities across the country compete in an exam that challenges knowledge in the sports turf industry. Topics include turfgrass identification and selection, soils and soil fertility, irrigation and drainage, turfgrass mathematics, pest management, and sports field management. The winning teams receive a cash award, a plaque and medallions for each team member. The prize money benefits the institution’s turf program and creates opportunities for students pursuing a career in sports turf management.

ATI's team took third place in the 2-year school category out of 18 teams.

Congratulations David, Mason, Chase and Noe!