Toro Super Bowl Sports Turf Training Program-2013

January 21, 2013

Kevin Hansen, one of our sports turf students, was chosen for the Toro Super Bowl Sports Turf Training Program this year.  As part of this, he will work for 7 days to help prepare for the Super Bowl and will be on the side-lines for the game.  Only one student nation-wide is selected for this honor. 

This has been getting a lot of publicity locally.  Here are links to the Des Moines Register story and a press release by the university.

Watch for him at the game.

Kevin Hansen has been selected for the Toro's Super Bowl Sports Turf Training Program. Hansen, a senior in horticulture, will work alongside NFL field director Ed Mangan and the Super Bowl grounds crew on turf maintenance, logo painting, field preparation for media day, halftime preparation and clean-up at the Superdome in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3. Hansen also scored a spot on the sidelines during the game.

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Nick Christians Professor

Nick Christians, Ph.D. – University professor of turfgrass management, Iowa State University, Department of Horticulture, Ames, IA, and adjunct faculty, Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, IA. Dr. Christians received his B.S. from the Colorado State University ...