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January 31, 2014

For the second year in row, an Iowa State sprots turf students was selected for the Toro Super Bowl internship.  There is only one of these nationally each year. This years winner is senior Josh Lemz.  He is in New Jersey now working on the preparation of the field for the entire week before the game.

This is a fantastic experience and I'm sure that we will have a lot of follow up pictures after the game.

This is Josh last week in San Antonio at the Sprots Turf Managers Association national meetings.  He is standing by his picture in the Toro booth at the show.



November 20, 2013

For the second time in two years, an Iowa State University turf student has been selected for Toro's Super Bowl Internship.  Last year was Kevin Hansen and this year it is senior Josh Lenz.   Only one student is selected each year for this honor from a nation-wide slate of candidates.  Josh works for the ISU athletic department and he is a full time student.  He will graduate in the spring of 2014. 

This is Super Bowl XLVIII. It's going to be held February 2, 2014 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. They say this is a Super Bowl of historic firsts. The first outdoor, cold-weather Super Bowl. The first to take place in the region. The first to be hosted by two states. And the first to be jointly hosted by two teams.

Josh plans are to fly out on January 26, 2014, and return February 3, 2014.  He will be working at MetLife Stadium, New York Jets practice facility, and the New York Giants practice facility.  He will be on the sidelines for the big game.

Because of the cold weather, they are planning to put a bubble over the entire field to work on it the week before the games.

We will have him do a blog on his experience when he gets back.  Here is a picture of Josh at the ISU stadium.