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

Posted: November 17th, 2008

The 2008 Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up top three salespersons were named on Saturday, November 15. From left to right: Second Runner-Up Katie Wenzel, Minnesota State University-Mankato; First Runner-Up Sarah Windlan, Ball State University; Overall Champion Amy Lytle, Bemidji State University


The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Department of Management and Marketing held its second Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up, November 13-15 on the UW-Eau Claire campus. Forty-eight marketing students from nine schools in five states competed for trophies and top dollar awards.

Amy Lytle a student from Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Min, was named Overall Champion. Lytle was awarded a trophy and $1,500 cash prize sponsored by SuperValu. Sarah Windlan, from Ball State University, Muncie, Ind, was first runner-up and received a trophy and $1,000 cash prize sponsored by Huntsinger Companies. Katie Wenzel from Minnesota State University-Mankato, Mankato, Min, was second runner-up and received a trophy and $750 cash prize sponsored by Northwestern Mutual Financial Network-Bohannon Group.

The highest scoring individual from each participating school, excluding the top overall winners, was named School Champion. Each individual received a trophy and $150 cash prize sponsored by Aflac and Wells Fargo Financial.

Honors were presented to the following students:

Aurora University: Steve Salazar
Bemidji State University: Leo Clark III 
Ball State University: Michael Vandy 
College of St. Catherine: Lauren Dunlap 
Minnesota State University - Mankato: Ashley Gainor 
St. Cloud State University: Crystal Landherr 
University of Northern Iowa: Katie Noonan 
UW-Eau Claire: Jason Wilson 
UW-Stout: Anthony Wind

Next year's UW-Eau Claire Great Northwood's Sales Warm-Up will be held November 12-14, 2009. For more information, visit our website atwww.uwec.edu/cob/sales/index.htm.


2008 Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up

COACHES AND STUDENT PARTICIPANTS

Aurora University 
Shawn Green, faculty coach 
Steve Salazar 
Alex Kline-Weeden

Bemidji State University 
David Heilig, faculty coach 
David Smith, faculty coach 
Casey Allar 
Leo Clark III 
Amy Lytle

Ball State University 
Ramon Avila, faculty coach 
Collin Meyers 
Joel Sheets 
Matthew Valena 
Michael Vandy 
Sarah Windlan

College of St. Catherine 
Debi Stewart, faculty coach 
Lauren Dunlap 
Bria Hilgers

Minnesota State University-Mankato 
John Kuzma, faculty coach 
Matthew Fick 
Ashley Gainor 
Jeffrey Johnson 
Alissa Kangas 
Brandon Krisher 
Brittany Mackley 
Katie Wenzel 
Joseph Worwa

St. Cloud State University 
David Thomsen, faculty coach 
Heather Anderson 
Luke Fox 
Crystal Landherr 
Brittany Noonan 
Jared Nord 
Matthew Spicer

University of Northern Iowa 
Steve Corbin, faculty coach 
Kellie Koschmeder 
Katie Noonan 
Kevin Petersen 
Joshua Wieland

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 
LaNette Flunker, faculty coach 
Ryan Bucki 
Andrew Cooan 
Hjordi Danielson 
Anthony Janicki 
Travis King 
Patrick Lemieux 
Claire McGahan 
Crystal Navarrete 
Joseph Pichotta 
Alex Skorczewski 
Jason Wilson 
Tony Wirz

University of Wisconsin-Stout 
Bill Cobian, faculty coach 
Michael Borens 
Erik Hall 
Danielle Manthey 
Bailey Rice 
David Robbins 
Anthony Wind


SPONSORS

Major Sponsors 
Cintas 
Hormel Foods

Other Sponsors 
Aflac 
Enterprise Rent-A-Car 
Huebsch Services 
Huntsinger Companies 
Larson Companies Hotel Group 
Liberty Mutual 
Leinenkugel Brewing Co. 
M&I Bank 
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network-Bohannon Group 
Sun Life Financial 
SuperValu 
Wells Fargo Financial


VOLUNTEERS

Aflac 
Chris Dooley 
Adam Gardner 
Patty Obermueller 
Mike Pederson 
Jason Sczepaniak

Cintas 
Alisa Carmona 
Matt Flaig 
Erica Kubatzki 
Dave Marta 
Brad Newton 
Jay Nygren 
Angie Tonies 
Neil Weisensel

Hormel Foods 
Ryan Altergott 
Tom Guse 
Brett Harris 
Brian Molhusen 
Kurt Mueller 
Lisa Hobscheidt 
Patty Riedl 
Alex Sales

Enterprise Rent-A-Car 
Becky Krekelberg 
Jennifer Mead 
Amy Pfau 
Jacob Stingl

Huebsch Services 
Tim Benjamin 
Chuck Kent 
Ken Snow 
Jim Vaudreiul

Huntsinger Companies 
Ed Schaefer

Leinenkugel Brewing Co.
Bill Febry

Liberty Mutual 
Melaney Barba 
Adam Boston 
Holly Blake 
Kathy Clark 
Dylan Hibbard 
Debbie Koury 
Jim Linhart 
Erica Peterson 
Anthony Sartori

LSS Data Systems 
John Kyriagis

M&I Bank 
Benjamin Franko 
Paul Kulig 
Katie Sternweis

Mid-State Technical College 
Jon Steele

Nielsen Company 
Lynn Dean

NML Financial Network-Bohannon Group 
Ryan Brockhaus 
Mike Brownlow 
Mike Dahlke 
Kyle Fossen 
Todd Grabner 
Adam McGregor 
Tara Putz

Standard Register 
Garret Ullom

Sun Life Financial 
Michelle Heath 
Joanne Lynch 
Annie Saukko

SuperValu 
Brian Audette 
Bruce Bostwick 
Colleen Lapel 
Christine Walsh

Wells Fargo Financial 
Joanna Bird 
Shannan Hughes 
Todd Klusmann 
Aaron Loken 
Tyler Tomesh 
Kayla Pederson 
Raya Prusinski

UW-Eau Claire

Faculty and Staff 
Joe Bonner 
Kristina Bourne 
Jan Connolly 
Dawna Drum 
Bob Erffmeyer 
Galen Flunker 
LaNette Flunker 
Jessica Gardner 
Justin Gardner 
Bill Hoepner 
Glenda Hoggatt 
Ray Hughes 
Gretchen Hutterli 
Jerry Kollross 
Bonnie Krahn 
Scott Lester 
Abe Nahm 
Julie Pennington 
Nancy Rasmussen 
Scott Swanson 
Bob Sutton 
Chuck Tomkovick 
Jeri Weiser 
Rama Yelkur

Students 
Kevin Avery 
Justin Bechtel 
Kari Bechtel 
Tristin Bentzler 
Matthew Brady 
Allison Campbell 
Peter Forcey 
Billy Hancock 
Sarah Hansen 
Angela Hill 
Jaimie Hoeschen 
Justin Hubbard 
Tracy Johnson 
Dana Kastenson 
Nate Kinney 
Cory Knutson 
Scott Krautkramer 
Sophia Landry 
Heather Maul 
Travis Messerschmidt 
Stephen Moegenburg 
Ian Oberg 
Ashley Olson 
Rob Rice 
Anna Saugen 
Dana Schachtner 
Adam Schnell 
Jennifer Severin 
Rebekah Streit 
Lindsay Taylor 
Adam Wirkus

 

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Overall Champion
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Second Runner-Up
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VIEW 2018 PHOTO GALLERY

2017

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First Runner-Up
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Second Runner-Up
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Overall Champion
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Second Runner-Up
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VIEW 2016 PHOTO GALLERY

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Overall Champion
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First Runner-Up
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Second Runner-Up
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Overall Champion
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First Runner-Up
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Second Runner-Up
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Overall Champion
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First Runner-Up
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Second Runner-Up
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Overall Champion
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First Runner-Up
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Second Runner-Up
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VIEW 2012 PHOTO GALLERY

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Overall Champion
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First Runner-Up
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Second Runner-Up
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VIEW 2011 PHOTO GALLERY

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Overall Champion
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First Runner-Up
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Second Runner-Up
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Overall Champion
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First Runner-Up
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Second Runner-Up
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VIEW 2009 PHOTO GALLERY

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Overall Champion
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First Runner-Up
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Second Runner-Up
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VIEW 2008 PHOTO GALLERY

2007

Overall Champion
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First Runner-Up
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Second Runner-Up
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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.