The 2021 STMA Student Challenge was held virtually this year. 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 field industry. The winning teams receive a cash award, a plaque, and medallions for each team member. The prize money benefits the institution’s turfgrass science program and creates opportunities for students pursuing a career in sports field management.
The 2021 STMA Student Challenge winners were as follows:
1st Place: University of Maryland Team 2; Brandon Carbary, Ryan Geils
2nd Place: University of Maryland Team 3; Jarrett Maynor, Mason Hofmeister, Payton O’Connor
1st Place: University of Maryland Team 1; Tyler Johnson, Jacob Hess, Ben Word
2nd Place: Penn State University Team 1; William Covert, Kyle Masters, Ryan Thornton, Ben Rita
3rd Place: Iowa State University Team 2; William Stipanovich, Trevor Clawson, Bryce Hoyle
The Student Challenge is presented in partnership with the SAFE Foundation, Founding Partner Hunter Industries, and supporting sponsor Ewing.