2022 Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up

Congratulations to Christian Schommer, the 2022 Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up Overall Champion!

Christian competed against 68 other students in two rounds of competition to be in the top three, which meant he moved on to the championship round. He went on to win the championship round and the top prize, including $1,500 in cash and a custom suit (valued at $1,000), among other things. 

In addition to the excitement of Christian winning the championship, the UWL Sales Team all placed in the top 20. Kate Opsahl took 9th place, and the team had a 16th place finish by Katie Mack. 

The Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up is a two-and-a-half-day national collegiate sales competition hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and attended by teams from across the United States. 60+ marketing and sales students compete by presenting two 20-minute sales pitches to industry professional buyers and are judged by professional salespeople on their communication skills, sales process, and overall performance.


2022 Eagle Sales Competition

On Friday, March 4, 2022, some of our students participated in the annual UWL Eagles Sales Competition. We were happy to have 18 professional salespeople acting as judges and buyers for our 21 student participants. The challenge for the students was that they had 20 minutes to create rapport with the buyer, identify their needs, present a solution, answer questions/objections, and confirm commitment for the next meeting to include the CEO. 

After careful and difficult consideration from our judges, they were able to decide the winners of the competition (listed below).

1st Place: Christian Schommer
2nd Place (TIE): Katie Mack
2nd Place (TIE): Hank English
3rd Place: Kate Opsahl
4th Place: Kyle Glines
5th Place: Ben Johnson

Twin Cities Collegiate Sales Team Championship

On March 30 -April 1, six members of the UWL Sales Team competed at the Twin Cities Collegiate Sales Team Championship against 20 other schools from across the nation.  The competition is conducted like a sports tournament whereby after two rounds thetop 6 teams go into the Semi-final bracket and the others go into the consolation bracket.  After two rounds, the UWL team was moved to the semi-final round.  Unfortunately, we did not make it into the final round. Competing for UWL was Olivia Steingraber, Tess Harold, Brooke Jende, Linnea Ryan, Tatianna Briggs, and Isabelle Plautz.


Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up - October 14-16 at UWEC 


On October 14-16, the UWL Competitive Sales Team competed against 22 schools from across the US at the 15th Annual Great Northwoods Sales Warm-up.  Students competed by presenting two, 20-minute sales pitches to industry professional buyers and are judged by professional salespeople on their communication skills, sales process, and overall performance for the chance to win the top prizes of First Place: $1,500,  Second Place: $1,000, and Third Place: $750.  Senior, Brooke Jende placed fourth, just out of the money.  The team scored high enough for third place just behind Baylor and Purdue Universities.  Competing for UWL were Brooke Jende, Isabelle Plautz, and Linnea Ryan. The team alternate was Tess Harold.


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