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UW-Whitewater student wins 2019 Sales Warm-Up

Posted: October 28th, 2019

College students from 23 schools located throughout the United States competed for cash prizes and the title of top salesperson at the 12th Annual University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up, October 24-26. 2019. The event was held on the UW-Eau Claire campus.

The title of Top Salesperson went to Alec Arndt, a marketing and professional sales major from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He received a $1,500, a trophy, and a custom suit from Tom James valued at $1,000.  Arndt was coached by Jimmy Peltier.

 Riley Smith, a professional sales student from Baylor University, was named First Runner-Up and received $1,000 and a trophy. Andrea Dixon was the coach of the Baylor University sales team.  

2nd Runner-Up went to Chandler Boy, a business marketing major from the University of North Alabama. He received $750 and a trophy.  Boy was coached by Erin Gillespie.  

The Warm-Up wishes to thank all our other sponsors for supporting this year's events. Special thanks to this year's sales case writer, David Lenling from Hormel. We also wish to acknowledge the contributions of the corporate, university and community volunteers who gave their time and talents to make this event a success. See list below.

The 14th Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up will be held October 22-24, 2020. For more information, contact Dr. Robert Erffmeyer, director, UW-Eau Claire Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up or visit the competition's website at www.uwecsaleswarmup.com.


2019 Competitors & Coaches and Volunteers
COMPETITORS & COACHES

The highest scoring individual from each participating school, excluding the top overall winners, was named "school champion." Their names are listed in bold below. School champions received a trophy and a $150 cash prize

  • Aurora University: Shawn Green (faculty coach). Competitors: Jonathan Flores, Ryan Roberts, Dora Rodriguez. Alternate: Jocelyn Fuentes. 
  • Baylor University: Andrea Dixon (faculty coach), Candace Mailand (assistant coach). Competitors: Madison Butler, Amanda Corts, Riley Smith.
  • California State University-Fullerton: Brad Anderson (faculty coach). Competitors: Rachel Garner, Rachel Griffin, Mira Malek.
  • Elon University: Nawar Chaker (faculty coach). Competitors: Lyndsay Dalimonte, Andrew Kleinert, Alana Maguire. Student Coaches: Patrick Brundidge, Ben Rexer.
  • Florida State University: Hannah Kravac (faculty coach). Competitors: Gabriel Brito, Brendan Deegan, Bailey Savoca.
  • Illinois State University: Duleep Delpechitre (faculty coach). Competitors: Maxwell Quinn, Anna Scholtterback, Nicole Wiencek.
  • Kansas State University: Dawn Deeter (faculty coach). Competitors: Harrison Carney, Skylar Holsinger, Lucas Johnson.
  • Louisiana State University: Greg Accardo (faculty coach). Competitors: Bao Le, Kathryn Matherne, Connor Scott.
  • Plymouth State University: Matt Aversa (faculty coach). Competitors: Megan Allin, Noah Fiske, Rachel Page.
  • The University of Texas at Dallas: Howard Dover (faculty coach). Competitors: Lucia Arguella-Cuella, Steven Marks, Miranda Mendez. Student Coaches: Itzel Estrada, Bella Ngo.
  • The University of Toledo: Hanna Capell (faculty coach). Competitors: Ahmed Atari, Angelo Flores, Libby Morse.
  • Tuskegee University: Faye Hall Jackson (faculty coach). Competitors: Amoni Davis, Lauren Herron.
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock: Lenita Davis (faculty coach). Competitors: Deshawn Parks, Miesha Robinson, Keja Williams.
  • University of Central Oklahoma: Grant Aguirre (faculty coach). Competitors: Dylan Jarvis, Corbin Thurman, Hunter Waldrip.
  • University of Cincinnati: John Cox, Dan Peterson (faculty coaches). Competitors: Emerson Milner, Erica Perl, Drew Whitney. Student Coach: Madison Wells. Alternates: Seth Bittner, Rachel Whitaker.
  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities: Todd Williams (faculty coach). Competitors: Alexandrea Bump, Nick Carline, Taylor Guckeen, Bryce Kelly.
  • University of North Alabama: Erin Gillespie (faculty coach). Competitors: Tori Bottoms, Chandler Boy, Abby Howdyshell.
  • University of South Carolina: Beth Renninger (faculty coach). Competitors: Blake Sherman, Yeghor Shtanko, Macy Skinner.
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire: Jessica Gardner (faculty coach). Competitors: Erin Benck, Katie Folsom, John Rechner, Christina Zaine. 
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse: Stacy Trisler (faculty coach). Competitors: Danielle Abbrederis, Megan Borgmeyer, Tyler Peterson. Alternates: Travis Berg, Zach Rasmussen
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater: Jimmy Peltier (faculty coach). Competitors: Alex Arndt, Brianna Oelke, Kailey Penn. Alternates: Aaron Frank, Trent Jones, Dom Szeliga.
  • Western Kentucky University: Chris Derry (faculty coach). Competitors: Simon Gill, Trey Heiskell, Sophie Kolbe.
  • Winona State University: Marianne Collins (faculty coach), Mike Behan (assistant coach). Competitors: Raven Ferry-LeClair, Austin Jeffries, Libby Stahl. 

VOLUNTEERS

UWEC Faculty/Staff: Faith Bogstad, K. Brewer Doran, Kran Dugar, Bob Erffmeyer, Jennie Fox, Jess Gardner, Mary Girnau, Bill Hoepner, Gretchen Hutterli, Kate Kim, Kristy Lauver, Kevin Meinholz, Dave Kesvacil, Shane Opatz, Carrie Ottum, Md Rokonuzzaman, Scott Swanson, Tim Vaughan, Jeri Weiser. 

UWEC Graduate Students: Paige Fisher, Corinne Klopotek, Megan Monette. 

Student IT Support: Ryan Wollschlager 

UWEC Undergraduate Students: Jenna Baker, Wes Bauer, Katie Behr, Mitch Bohrer, Kasey Bauma, Andrew Burt, Anthony Busalacchi, Richard Dunn, Jack Fischer, Sam Fitzhenry, Jules Gerhards, Nic Harris, Miles Hendrickson, Caleb Johnson, Jake Johnson, Reese Koski, Juliet Kratochwill, Sydney Kratochwill, Tyler Lee, Elijah Mutter-Schultz, Whitney Page, Jon Paulson, Grace Peterson, Emily Phillips, Joseph Piekelman, Garrett Plinck, Sam Ramonski, Chris Shibilski, Kelly Shroot, Natalie Streich, Kristin Thompson, Victor Tran, Tyler Tupy, Emily Varner, Morgan Welsh, Sam Wojnowiak, Lizzy Wolterman, Alex Zell. 

Corporate Buyers, Judges, Career Fair Representatives

  • Adobe: Christine Collins, Tamara Gulley, Jessica Holmes, Selam Worku.
  • Experis: Ali Barragan, Melissa Brust, Missy Gonzales, Jamie Grab, Melissa Orenstein, Sam Skoyen.
  • Fastneal: Steve Frey, Charlie Haben, Bruce Hawkinson, Mel Skadson
  • Gartner: Sarah Crowe, Kelly Liska, Justin Mack, Liza Stenz, Nora Tighe. 
  • Graybar: Debbie Lakamp, David Lynch, Tyler McGill, Neil Miller, Erik Olsen, Alex Piwoschuk, Jeff Steely, Jen Yseth.
  • Henry Schein Dental: Blaine Atwater, Anna Ostrowski, Linda Quast.
  • Hilti: Scott Carlson, Jack Filipiak, Elaina Hodges, Simona Kalova.
  • Hon: Harmony Carlberg, Chad Kraklio, Callie Stark, Aaron Timm.
  • Hormel Foods: Tim Bortner, Kacie Eyler, Kaitlin Johnson, Rober Koons, Ashley Krautkramer, David Lenling, Katie Lenway, Nick Matthews, Gerald Meux, Billy Nguyen, Anthony Panichelli, Patty Riedl, Colby Strilaeff, Katlyn Wawrzaszek, Jenna Williamson.
  • Igus, Inc: Kayla Abbate, John Steinberg, Colin Stern, Scott Williams,
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance: Jerry Foy, Chataime Mudd, Bryan New, Jacquitta Pool.
  • Medix: Max Biebel, Brandy Burrows, Tyler Cate, Sarah Henke.
  • North American Plastics: Rebecca Clark, Kelly Richards, Bryan Schlatter, Amy Venezia.
  • Paycom: Heather Reed, SaVon Sanders, Maggie Vaci.
  • Rice Lake Weighing Systems: Tom Guest, Shanna Haughian, Nick Maney, Jake Nolin.
  • Ryerson: Bruce Bandy, Anthony Freeman, Kim McAllister, Breanna Petschke.
  • Shi International: Addie Barret, Marissa Byers, Molly Koch.
  • Tom James Company: Kay Kacheroski, Sophia Montana, Rob Ringeisen.
  • UNFI: Brian Audette, Allison Gephart, Laura Haymaker, Michelle Ihnot, Sean Kelsey, Tracy Meichsner, Logan Misewisz, Paul Poliachik, Janet Shevik, Dustin Zart. 
  • Walsworth Yearbooks: Reese Ericson, Keith Hughey

 

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2018

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2017

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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

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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

2019

Overall Champion
Alec Arndt, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

First Runner-Up
Riley Smith, Baylor University

Second Runner-Up
Chandler Boy, University of North Alabama

VIEW 2019 PHOTO GALLERY

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.