Andrew Marking wins Stars and Stripes Mowing Contest

Congratulations to Andrew Marking for winning the STMA’s “Stars and Stripes” mowing pattern contest!

Marking is Head Groundskeeper for the Quad Cities River Bandits (Davenport, Iowa), Class-A affiliate of the Houston Astros. With his “Banks of the Mississippi River” field design at Modern Woodmen Park, he has won a complimentary pass to the 2018 STMA Annual Conference in Fort Worth, TX. Andrew Anderson, the club’s Assistant Groundskeeper, helped craft the pattern.

In its second year, a record 21 entries were received via social media, solidifying it as STMA’s most popular contest to date. The winning submission narrowly won by less than 30 “likes” selected through Facebook’s voting platform. Marking’s intricate design generated nearly 200 “likes.”