A national collegiate sales competition showcasing the talents of "hot" Sales and Marketing students

UW-Eau Claire Center for Sales & Sales Management
UW-Eau Claire College of Business
UW-Eau Claire

Welcome Warm-Up Competitors!

Posted: October 20th, 2014

A warm welcome to the students and coaches visiting the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire for the 8th Annual Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up, October 23-25, 2014. The 2½ day national sales competition showcases the talents of 60+ "hot" marketing and sales students from 20 universities located across the United States.

Students at this year's competition will deliver two 20-minute sales presentations for HORMEL FIRE BRAISED® products in two different scenarios. A panel of sales managers from sponsoring companies will evaluate students on all elements of the sales call including their ability to communicate effectively and act in a professional manner. The best overall sales person will receive $1,500, a trophy, and a custom suit from Tom James valued at $1,000. Cash prizes and trophies will also be given to the 1st runner-up ($1,000), second runner-up ($750) and school champions ($150).

View a schedule of events at www.uwecsaleswarmup.com/event_calendar.phtml.

Hormel Foods and SuperValu are platinum sponsors of the competition. View a complete list of corporate sponsors at www.uwecsaleswarmup.com/sponsors.phtml.

The Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up is a national collegiate sales competition hosted by the UW-Eau Claire Center for Sales and Sales Management in the Department of Management and Marketing. For more information about The Warm-Up, contact Dr. Bob Erffmeyer, director or Jerry Kollross, assistant director. Visit our website at www.uwecsaleswarmup.com/

Welcome 2014 Student Competitors and Coaches

Aurora University, Aurora, IL
Shawn Green, coach

  • Taylor Herodes
  • Abe Messieha
  • LaNeysha Campbell
  • Jonathan Glende, alternate
  • Ashley Gonzalez, alternate
  • Max Simpson, alternate

Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Michele Bartlett, co-coach
Stacey Schetzsle, co-coach

  • Brittany Gardner
  • Melissa Mihojevich
  • Kristen West

Baylor University, Waco, TX
Andrea Dixon, faculty coach

  • Alex Ingold
  • Olivia Offringa
  • Erin Robason

Bowling Green State, Bowling Green, OH
Christine Seiler, faculty coach

  • Ashley Holzwart
  • Andrew Kahl
  • Jane Swartz

Elon University, Elon, NC
Erin Adamson Gillespie, faculty coach

  • Shakori Fletcher
  • Jacob Light

Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Jill Attaway, faculty coach

  • Tim Cerniglia
  • Mike Devito
  • Tyler Laird

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Dawn Deeter-Schmelz, faculty coach

  • Abigail Agnew
  • Theodore Brittan
  • Daniel Burger
  • Danielle Lickteig

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Carl Herrick, faculty coach

  • Joseph Lopiccolo
  • Courtney Prats
  • Blake Wesley

North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
Michael Krush, faculty coach

  • Ashley Seitz
  • Tanya Stillwell
  • Austin Swecker

The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Bryan Hochstein, faculty coach

  • Kristen Clark
  • Lauren Gilroy
  • Scott Schubel
  • Frank D'Annunzio, alternate

The University of Texas-Dallas, Dallas, TX
Howard Dover, faculty coach
Patrycja Labedz, student coach

  • Tyler Dauer
  • Mayra Rodriguez
  • Laura Su

The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
Elliott Zell, faculty coach

  • Jerry Palermo
  • Adam Stuck
  • Sidney Trychel

U of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK
Grant Aguirre, faculty coach

  • Matthew Carey
  • Morgan Christy
  • Kevin VonHolten

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
John Cox, faculty coach
Dan Peterson, faculty coach

  • Garrett Keeling
  • Martha Smith
  • Madison Watts

U of Dayton, Dayton, OH
Tony Krystofik, faculty coach

  • Megan Anderson
  • Allison Christy
  • Brett Johns
  • Kurtis Freeman, alternate

UW-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI
Jerry Kollross, faculty coach

  • Jared Jaquish
  • Kaci Mueller
  • Scott Mundt
  • Stephanie Weltzien, alternate

UW-La Crosse, La Crosse, WI
Susan Whitewater, faculty coach
Hannah Olevson, student coach
Danielle Spahn, student coach

  • Sam Riebau
  • Chris Rupel
  • Stephanie Streicher
  • Breanne Berger, alternate

UW-Parkside, Kenosha, WI
Jim McPhaul, faculty coach

  • Nathan Lukow
  • Cierra Miller
  • Justin Sicard

UW-Stout, Menomonie, WI
Jessica Gardner, faculty coach

  • Ben Pabich
  • Cierra Steiner
  • Matthew Wieczorek
  • Kathryn Henning, alternate

UW-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI
Jimmy Peltier,faculty coach

  • Kiersten Boos
  • Blair Briesmeister
  • Berisha Carey
  • Kayla Kinney, alternate

 

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2017

UT-Dallas student wins 2017 Sales Warm-Up

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2016

Hailey Dudley from FSU named Top Sales Person

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2015

UWEC Derek Baker named Warm-Up champ

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2014

Baylor student is 2014 Warm-Up champ; Elon, UW-Eau Claire in Top 3

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2013

Baylor, Kansas State, and North Dakota State take top honors at 2013 Sales Warm-Up

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2012

UW-Eau Claire and Bowling Green take top honors at 2012 Warm-Up

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2011

UW-La Crosse, Baylor and Illinois State U take top honors at 2011 Warm-Up

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2010

UW-Stout Sweeps the 2010 Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up

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2009

College of Business receives Gold, Bronze Awards at CASE V Conference

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2008

Amy Lytle, Bemidji State University, named Overall Champion of the Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up

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2007

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Results & Photos

2018

Overall Champion
Abbie O'Grady, Kansas State University

First Runner-Up
Ethan Alexander, Louisiana State University

Second Runner-Up
Justin Lentz, Florida State University

VIEW 2018 PHOTO GALLERY

2017

Overall Champion
Caleb Meyers, The University of Texas at Dallas

First Runner-Up
Brittany Mercadante, Florida State University

Second Runner-Up
Katelyn Wondolkowski, UW-Whitewater

VIEW 2017 PHOTO GALLERY

2016

Overall Champion
Hailey Dudley, Florida State University

First Runner-Up
Cameron Allen, The University of Texas at Dallas

Second Runner-Up
Stephanie Mueller, UW-Whitewater

VIEW 2016 PHOTO GALLERY

2015

Overall Champion
Derek Baker, UW-Eau Claire

First Runner-Up
Kristen Sutcliffe, University of Cincinnati

Second Runner-Up
Jessica Miller, Bowling Green State University

VIEW 2015 PHOTO GALLERY

2014

Overall Champion
Erin Robason, Baylor University

First Runner-Up
Shakori Fletcher, Elon University

Second Runner-Up
Scott Mundt, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

VIEW 2014 PHOTO GALLERY

2013

Overall Champion
Oscar Velasquez, Baylor University

First Runner-Up
Emily Jardine, Kansas State University

Second Runner-Up
Andrew Richards, North Dakota State University

VIEW 2013 PHOTO GALLERY

2012

Overall Champion
Cameron Walther, UW-Eau Claire

First Runner-Up
Melissa Erickson, UW-Eau Claire

Second Runner-Up
Alecia Hitchman, Bowling Green State University

VIEW 2012 PHOTO GALLERY

2011

Overall Champion
Monica Bohl, UW-La Crosse

First Runner-Up
Spencer Anderson, Baylor University

Second Runner-Up
Joseph Turek, Illinois State University

VIEW 2011 PHOTO GALLERY

2010

Overall Champion
Alyssa Anttila, UW-Stout

First Runner-Up
Jack Pendergast, UW-Stout

Second Runner-Up
Emily Moe, UW-Stout

VIEW 2010 PHOTO GALLERY

2009

Overall Champion
Amy Lytle, Bemidji State

First Runner-Up
Robyn McBrady, Bemidji State

Second Runner-Up
Colin Forst, University of Northern Iowa

VIEW 2009 PHOTO GALLERY

2008

Overall Champion
Amy Lytle, Bemidji State

First Runner-Up
Sarah Windlan, Ball State University

Second Runner-Up
Katie Wenzel, Minnesota State University-Mankato

VIEW 2008 PHOTO GALLERY

2007

Overall Champion
Heather Maul, UW-Eau Claire

First Runner-Up
Garrett Ullom, UW-Eau Claire

Second Runner-Up
Jenna Weber, UW-Eau Claire

VIEW 2007 PHOTO GALLERY

The names of the top three finalists as well as the individual school champions will be posted on the Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up website the week following the event.

Team photos and photos of individual students are available free to competing universities for their use. Photos will be posted on the UW-Eau Claire College of Business Flickr site. Please use the following photo citation: Image courtesy of UW-Eau Claire.