The Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) announced this week that its fourth annual Mowing Patterns Contest winner is Britt Barry, sports turf manager for the Dayton Dragons (Dayton, Ohio).

Barry was selected via a Facebook voting contest for his intricate design at Fifth Third Field, home to the Dragons, Single-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds.headshot-britt-barry-mowing-patterns-winner

“Britt continues to pave the way for the sports turf industry by producing stunning mowing patterns,” says Kim Heck, CAE, CEO of STMA. “He has managed to strike the perfect balance of safety, playability and visual appeal at Fifth Third Field.”

Formerly the head groundskeeper for the Lexington Legends (Single-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals) Barry’s resume includes previous stints with the Brooklyn Cyclones, Dragons and the New York Mets. He graduated from Wilmington College of Ohio with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture and agronomy.

Last year’s winner was Blake Anderson, director of sports turf operations at the University of Arkansas. Formerly the assistant grounds manager at The Westminster Schools (Atlanta, Georgia), Anderson won with his intricate design he produced at Baum Stadium.

Barry’s winning design will have a custom poster featured at the 2017 STMA Conference & Exhibition (Jan. 24-27) in Orlando, Florida.