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BY Jennifer Muse and Kaleb Hill



Bismarck, ND -

St. Mary’s Central High School is a celebrated Catholic high school located in Bismarck, North Dakota. St. Mary’s recently made a huge investment in their athletic program by making plans for a state-of-the-art synthetic turf athletic field by Shaw Sports Turf coming Spring of 2019. The field will be used by both the football and soccer teams at St. Mary’s Central High School.

This will be the first Shaw Sports Turf field in North Dakota. Also, it will be the first synthetic turf field on a shock pad in North Dakota. The combination of Shaw Sports Turf’s hybrid turf product over a shock pad will enhance performance while maintaining a safe playing surface for students and athletes. “We will be one of the first in our area to install a shock pad below the turf creating a safer environment for the athletes and students,” said Gerald Vetter, President of St. Mary’s Central High School.  

Vetter and the Athletic program are excited to get this process going. “St. Mary’s Central High School is very excited to partner with Keifer USA and Shaw Sports Turf for the installation of a new athletic field in Bismarck, ND,” said Vetter.

After making the decision to go with Shaw Sports Turf and Kiefer, the school focused on which product would be the perfect fit for their field. The selection for the football/soccer field is the Legion HP product. The shock pad will be a Brock SP pad.

Legion HP is Shaw Sports Turf’s best selling product and is designed for optimal performance characteristics. Legion not only looks like natural grass and allows for better ball roll, but it also has added durability and infill control. It features our two-ends-per-needle manufacturing process, which results in the most uniform field with no streaks and a predictable playing surface.

“Kiefer USA is excited about the opportunity to install the first Shaw Sports Turf field in North Dakota. This high quality turf product along with the shock pad chosen will allow the school a more durable, useful surface that will withstand playing conditions, the elements and any additional events making the field a centerpiece for the school and community,” said Courtney Spicer, Regional Sales Manager, Kiefer USA.

Additionally, the Saint Mary’s football team has excelled this season and will be play for the AA State Championship on Friday Nov. 9, 2018. Good luck to the Saints on their pursuit of the Championship Title.


A wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Shaw Industries is a full flooring provider to the residential and commercial markets. Shaw supplies carpet, hardwood, laminate, resilient, and tile/ stone flooring products, as well as synthetic turf.  Shaw Sports Turf is one of the leading synthetic turf companies in North America and has represented quality and innovation for more than two decades with over 3,000 successful installations, including an impressive list of high-profile field installations. For more information please visit, call 866-703-4004 or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin.



Kiefer USA is a family-owned company with a history steeped in tradition. We pride ourselves on being the industry leader in the supply and installation of sports surfaces. Kiefer USA offers a complete range of products for the educational and municipal marketplace including fieldhouse, track and field, artificial turf, gymnasiums, weight room, health club, and locker room applications. We are proud to exclusively represent the finest manufacturers in their respective fields. Our installation crews are among the most experienced in the industry and pride themselves with top quality workmanship. For more information please visit, call 800-322-5448 or find us on Twitter, Linked In, Instagram or Facebook.



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