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

Posted: November 4th, 2013

The 2013 Warm-Up top three salespersons l-r: Andrew Richards, North Dakota State University (2nd Runner-Up); Emily Jardine, Kansas State University (1st Runner-Up); Oscar Velasquez, Baylor University (Overall Champion)



Sixty college students from 20 schools in eleven states competed for cash prizes and the title of top salesperson at the seventh University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up, October 31-November 2. The event was held on the UW-Eau Claire campus.

Congratulations to all students who participated in the competition. » View student competitors

Oscar Velasquez from Baylor University, a senior marketing and professional sales major from San Antonio, TX, was named 2013 Overall Champion.  He was awarded a trophy, a $1,000 custom suit from Tom James, and a $1,500 cash award. Velasquez was coached by Dr. Andrea Dixon.

Emily Jardine from Kansas State University, a senior marketing major and leadership studies minor from Manhattan, KS, was named first runner-up. She received a trophy and $1,000 cash award. Jardine was coached by Dr. Dawn Deeter-Schmelz.

North Dakota State University student Andrew Richards, a senior accounting major from Fargo, ND, was named second runner-up. He received a trophy and $750 cash prize. Richards was coached by Dr. Michael Krush.

The highest scoring individual from each participating school, excluding the top overall winners, was named "school champion." The following school champions received a trophy and $150 cash prize:

Aurora University, Aurora, IL
•    Abe Messieha
Baylor University, Waco, TX
•    Kelsey Mann
Bowling Green State, Bowling Green, OH
•    Eric Ross
Florida State, Tallahassee, FL
•    Matthew MacDonald
Illinois State, Normal, IL
•    Matt Obergfell
Kansas State, Manhattan, KS
•    Tina Ratcliff
Louisiana State, Baton Rouge, LA
•    Jordon Lewis
North Dakota State, Fargo, ND
•    Ashley Seitz
St. Catherine U, St. Paul, MN
•    Jackie Polio
Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL
•    Amber Pratcher
U of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
•    Tanner White
U of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK
•    Hannah Duke
U of Dayton, Dayton, OH
•    Matthew Mullet
U of Texas-Dallas, Dallas, TX
•    Stephanie Reed
UW-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI
•    Koral Pischer
UW-La Crosse, La Crosse, WI
•    Danielle Spahn
UW-Parkside, Kenosha, WI
•    Michael Cooke
UW-Stout, Menomonie, WI
•    Colby Strilaeff
UW-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI
•    Evan Potrykus
Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI
•    EmmaLee Eckardt

The Warm-Up wishes to thank our sponsors for supporting this year's events. We also wish to acknowledge the contributions of more than 190 corporate, university and community volunteers who gave their time and talents to make this event a success. See box below.

The 2014 Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up will be held October 23-25. For more information, contact Dr. Robert Erffmeyer, director, UW-Eau Claire Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up at erffmerc@uwec.edu or visit the competition's website at www.uwecsaleswarmup.com.

 

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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.