Simplicity Announces Winner of Lawn Striping Contest "Earn Your Stripes"

Grand prize is a new 2013 Simplicity® Broadmoor ™ lawn tractor

MILWAUKEE (August 21, 2013) – Simplicity® is pleased to announce that the grand-prize winner of its “Earn Your Stripes” lawn striping contest is Matt Perotti of Canaan, Conn. Briggs & Stratton® selected the top 10 eligible entries and David Mellor, a professional groundskeeper for a big-league ballpark, picked the grand-prize lawn striping design.

“I chose the winning pattern because it was an advanced diamond design that had an almost 3-D look to it,” Mellor said. “Matt’s design showcased alternating double-wide and single-wide stripes and his attention to detail in the diamond pattern was evident. Congratulations to Matt on his top-notch design.”

Perotti received a new 2013 Simplicity Broadmoor ™ lawn tractor from Crane & Sons Outdoor Power Equipment, also in Canaan, on Aug. 21. The tractor offers 27 gross horsepower* with a 52-inch fabricated mower deck.

The lawn stripping photo contest took place from May 1 to June 30 through the “Earn Your Stripes Photo Contest” application on the Simplicity Facebook page. All lawn stripe patterns were judged on appearance, originality and level of difficulty or complexity.

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*All power levels are stated gross horsepower at 3600 rpm per SAE J1940 as rated by Briggs & Stratton.

About Briggs & Stratton
Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG), headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include North America’s number one marketer of portable generators and pressure washers, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lawn and garden and turf care through its Simplicity®, Snapper®, Ferris®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents.