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April 23, 2013

UW-Eau Claire Sales Team ends successful year with 4th place finish at Western States Collegiate Sales Competition

2013 Western States Collegiate Sales Competition Teams

  • Arizona State University
  • Ball State
  • California State, Chico
  • California State, Fresno
  • California State, Fullerton
  • Northern Arizona
  • Northern Iowa
  • University of Central Oklahoma
  • University of San Diego
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • Washington State

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Sales Team ended a successful 2012–13 academic year by placing 4th at the 9th Annual Western States Collegiate Sales Competition. The event, held on April 20, 2013, was hosted by California State University, Chico. Eleven universities participated in the sales competition. See sidebar.

First place went to California State University, Chico. California State, Fullerton came in 2nd and Ball State took 3rd.

Representing UW-Eau Claire were Kellen Busey, a senior professional sales marketing major from Rochester, MN and Charles Truttman, a senior professional sales marketing major from Suring, WI. Jerry Kollross, Department of Management and Marketing, is the faculty coach for the sales team.

“This final competition wraps up a very successful year for our sales team,” said Kollross. “We attended every sales competition in the country the past two semesters—no other school can make that claim. Not only did we rack up some frequent flyer miles as a team, but we also showed sales programs and employers around the country that UW-Eau Claire students have some serious selling skills.”

For more information about the UW-Eau Claire Sales Team, contact Jerry Kollross at or visit the Center for Sales & Sales Management website at

2012-2013 UW-Eau Claire Sales Team Results

11th Annual Blugold Sales Challenge
September 21–22, 2012

For UW-Eau Claire students only.

Ball State University Regional Sales Competition
October 12, 2012

Results: 1st in division: UW-Eau Claire, 2nd: Purdue. In the other division, 1st: Central Michigan, 2nd: University of Toledo

Florida State University International Collegiate Sales Competition
Oct. 19
21, 2012
Results: 1st: University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2nd: Texas State University, 3rd: Elon University, 4th: Florida State University, 5th: University of Toledo. UW-Eau Claire finished 18th.

Indiana University at Bloomington National Team Selling Competition
October 25
26, 2012
Competition results: 1st: University of Washington. UW-Eau Claire finished 16th.

UW-Eau Claire Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up
November 8
10, 2012
Results: 1st: UW-Eau Claire, 2nd: UW-Eau Claire, 3rd: Bowling Green U.

William Paterson University Russ Berrie National Sales Challenge
November 14
16, 2012
Results: 1st: Elon, 2nd: Western Michigan, 3rd: Louisiana Lafayette, 4th: UW-Eau Claire

Northern Illinois World Collegiate Sales Open Finals
February 21
23, 2013
Results: All UW-Eau Claire team members successfully completed the first two phone calls and advanced to the third sales calls. Nicole Foyt was selected as a Top 20 finalist. She advanced to the championship competition where she placed 11th overall.

Kennesaw State University National Collegiate Sales Competition
March 1
4, 2013
Results: 7th Place Runner-Up: UW-Eau Claire. Missy Erickson from UW-Eau Claire finished 6th.

Western States Collegiate Sales Competition at California State University, Chico
April 20, 2013

Results: 1st: California State, Chico, 2nd: California State, Fullerton, 3rd: Ball State, 4th: UW-Eau Claire.

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