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 10th, 2016

A warm welcome to the students, coaches and judges visiting the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire for the 10th Annual Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up, October 20-22. This year's competition showcases the talents of more than 60 "hot" marketing and sales students from 21 universities located in 13 states from across the United States.

Students will deliver two different 20-minute sales presentations for Hormel's Fuse Chicken & Turkey Burgers. View sales scenario.

A panel of sales managers from sponsoring companies will evaluate students on all elements of the sales call. The best overall salesperson will receive $1,500, a trophy, and a custom suit from Tom James valued at $1,000. Cash prizes and trophies also will be given to the 1st runner-up ($1,000), second runner-up ($750), and school champions ($150).

A schedule of events can be found at www.uwecsaleswarmup.com.

Our thanks to Hormel Foods and SUPERVALU, platinum sponsors of the competition, and our other corporate sponsors. A complete list of sponsors can be found at www.uwecsaleswarmup.com/sponsors.phtml.

The Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up is a national collegiate competition hosted by the UW-Eau Claire Center for Sales & Sales Management in the Department of Management & Marketing. For more information about The Warm-Up, contact Dr. Bob Erffmeyer, director.


2016 Competitors and Coaches

aurora

Aurora University - Aurora, IL
Shawn Green, faculty coach

  • Lauren Anderson
  • Allison Brooke
  • Brad Kigyos

baylor

Baylor University - Waco, TX
Andrea Dixon, faculty coach
Taylor Dixon, assistant coach
Kelsey Lofstedt, assistant coach

  • Melanie Moore
  • Caleb Simmons
  • Clay Tinkham

elon

Elon University - Elon, NC
Erin Gillespie, faculty coach
Nawar Chaker, faculty coach

  • Brett Huntley
  • Marissa Kashmanian
  • Sophie Pearson
  • Alternate: Emily Freirich

florida state

Florida State University - Tallahassee, FL
Michael Hartnett, faculty coach

  • Brian Dolan
  • Hailey Dudley
  • Wyatt Harvey
  • Alternate: Kaitlin Krause
  • Alternate: Madison Marshall

illinois state

Illinois State University - Normal, IL
Duleep Delpechitre, faculty coach

  • Evan Nowak
  • Jacob Tkachuk
  • Brandon Tran

kansas

Kansas State University - Manhattan, KS
Dawn Deeter, faculty coach
David Lehman, faculty coach

  • Jacqueline Clawson
  • Racya Doyle
  • Cali Kowalski

kennesaw

Kennesaw State University - Kennesaw, GA
Terry Loe, faculty coach

  • Fernando Gomez
  • Kristen Grodd
  • Zachary Newsome
  • Alternate: Megan Colapinto

lsu

Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, LA
Greg Accardo, faculty coach

  • Del Baker
  • Matt Miller
  • Mirijam Stewart

north dakota state

North Dakota State University - Fargo, ND
Mike Krush, faculty coach

  • Roger Dickerson
  • Talia Lucken
  • Reid Sagehorn

ohio

Ohio University - Athens, OH
Debbie Arnold, faculty coach

  • Lawrence Nwajei
  • Brady O'Brien
  • Nick Snook

plymouth state

Plymouth State University - Plymouth, NH
Bob Nadeau, faculty coach

  • Jeremy Buckley
  • Tom Galanes
  • Michaela Taffe

arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington - Arlington, TX
Raj Agnihotri, faculty coach

  • Michael Baker
  • Michael Barrett
  • Elyssa Whaley

dallas

The University of Texas-Dallas, Dallas, TX
Howard Dover, faculty coach
Sam Konings, student coach

  • Cameron Allen
  • Erin Franc
  • Alexandra Georgescu
  • Alternate: Mirra Gutman

uco

University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond, OK
Bob Kaiser, faculty coach

  • Autumn Ackerman
  • Lindsey Bruce
  • Cole Casteel

cincinnati

University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH
John Cox, faculty coach

  • Michael Hargis
  • Daniel Rice
  • Nick Thomas
  • Alternate: Austin Cox
  • Alternate: Demetrius Kinney

dayton

University of Dayton - Dayton, OH
Tony Krystofik, faculty coach

  • Kelsey Abunassar
  • Bob Campbell
  • Kristen Peters
  • Alternate: Danny Flynn

minnesota

University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN
Roy Gaddey, faculty coach

  • Matt Ostiek
  • Donny Tabery
  • Marissa Veurink

uwec

UW-Eau Claire - Eau Claire, WI
Jessica Gardner, faculty coach

  • Patrick Gotham
  • Danielle Siegle
  • Somer Soli
  • Alternate: Austin Samsa

lacrosse

UW-La Crosse - La Crosse, WI
Stacy Trisler, faculty coach
Kayla Peterson, student coach

  • Adam Letto
  • Benjamin Stauss
  • Mikayla Williams
  • Alternate: Alicia Roberts

whitewater

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

  • Kathryn Christy
  • Stephanie Mueller
  • Benjamin Zbikowski
  • Alternate: Megan Devroy
  • Alternate: Matt Young

winona

Winona State University - Winona, MN
Marianne Collins, faculty coach

  • Marissa Ausen
  • Nick Schroeder
  • Lynne Tolvstad

 

View More News

2018

Kansas State student wins 2018 Sales Warm-Up

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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

Welcome Warm-Up Competitors!

2014

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

Welcome Warm-Up Competitors!

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

Sixth annual UW-Eau Claire Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up to be held Nov. 8-10

2011

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

Fifth UW-Eau Claire Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up to be held Nov. 10-13, 2011

2010

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

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Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up Photo Wins National Award

2009

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

2009 Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up the Biggest Event Yet

Students from Fourteen Universities to Compete In Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up

C. Willi Myles is Featured Performer at 2009 Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up Enterprise Rent-A-Car Comedy Club

2008

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

Students from Nine Midwestern Universities to Compete In Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up

Tommy Dare, Hypnotist is Featured Performer at Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up Enterprise Rent-A-Car Comedy Club

2007

UW-Eau Claire Comes Out On Top at Sales Competition

First Annual Sales Competition Set for November, 49 Participants Registered

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.