The MRTF Award of Achievement

The MRTF Award of Achievement, established in 2005, was created to honor those who unselfishly have given to the Midwest Regional Turf Foundation, the turf industry, or the Purdue University Turf Program. The award recognizes those who have made a significant contribution to improving the turfgrass industry in Indiana while also demonstrating high standards of professional and personal conduct.

MRTF Award of Achievement Recipients

2005
  • Ray Freeborg
  • Bill Lyons
  • Gene Johanningsmeier
2006
  • Stan Frederiksen
  • Vic Lechtenberg
  • Wayne Otto
2007
  • Bob Avenius
  • Pete Dye
  • Bill McFee
2008
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Alex Cannon, a 2016 Award of Achievement Winner

  • Mike Brady
  • Steve Christie
  • Fred Whitford
2009
  • Bob Brame
  • Bev Bratton
  • Paul Grogan
2010
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Greg Shaffer, a 2016 Award of Achievement Winner.

  • Bob Andrews
  • Chip Cravens
  • Dan Weisenberger
2011
  • Tom Bolton
  • Terry and Ginny Smith
  • Mark Toenies
2012
  • Jim Held
  • Rick Latin
  • Steve Mueller
  • Purdue University Athletics Crew – Al Capitos, Brian Bornino, et. al.
2013
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Tony Staley, a 2016 Award of Achievement Winner.

  • Ryan Baldwin
  • Purdue University Imprelis Response Team
2014
  • Bret Rush
  • Scott Lippens
2015
  • Tom List
  • Dan Dunham
2016
  • Greg Shaffer
  • Alex Cannon
  • Tony Staley