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September 30, 2013

UW-Eau Claire Blugold Sales Challenge to be held Oct 4–5

Forty-two University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students will participate in the 12th Annual Blugold Sales Challenge held October 4-5, 2013 on the UW-Eau Claire campus. The 2013 competition is supported by a grant from Northwestern Mutual-The Bohannon Group.

The Blugold Sales Challenge is designed to expose UW-Eau Claire students to a sales competition and give them professional feedback on their selling skills. Students will deliver a 20-minute sales presentation for ADP payroll software. Presentations will be judged by sales professionals from The Bohannon Group. The top three individuals will receive finalist awards; all participants will receive a Blugold Sales Challenge t-shirt. Rank in the competition will determine student participation in the UW-Eau Claire Great Northwoods SalesWarm-Up and other sales competitions held around the country during the 2013-14academic year.

"As a UW-Eau Claire alumnus, I am pleased to see so many students step out of their comfort zone to participate in the Blugold Sales Challenge," said Jordan Hauke, director of selection for The Bohannon Group. "Much like life, it is about what you do with your time that's important; it's not just about sitting on the sidelines and watching.The Bohannon Group is proud to align with students who are taking steps to grow both personally and professionally."

The Blugold Sales Challenge is hosted by the Center for Sales and Sales Management in the Department of Management and Marketing. For more information about the event, contact Jerry Kollross, assistant director and UW-Eau Claire sales team coach.

2013 Blugold Sales Challenge Competitors

  • Jordan Andert, a senior professional sales marketing major from Chanhassen, MN   
  • Brandi Bawek, a senior professional sales marketing major from Arcadia, WI
  • J. Conrad Bergeron, a senior professional sales marketing major from Wisconsin Rapids, WI
  • Timothy Bortner, a junior professional sales marketing major from Corcoran, MN
  • Michael Boucher, a senior marketing major from Beaver Dam, WI
  • Kyle Carr, a senior professional sales marketing major from Waukesha, WI
  • Allison Coffey, a senior professional sales marketing major from Tomah, WI
  • Jyasi Corbett, a senior professional sales marketing major from Port Edwards, WI
  • Christopher Cull, a senior professional sales marketing major from Hartland, WI
  • Gunner DeFlorian, a sophomore marketing major from Chaseburg, WI
  • Monica Dhaliwal, a junior marketing and international business double major from Mequon, WI
  • Taylor R. Donnelly, a senior professional sales marketing major from Elkhorn, WI
  • Andrew Fowler, a senior marketing major from Rice Lake, WI  
  • Ellen Fox, a senior marketing major from Lakeville, MN
  • Nicole Foyt, a senior professional sales marketing major from Eden Prairie, MN
  • Andrew Gohman, a senior marketing major from New Brighton, MN
  • Jacob Hagglund, a senior professional sales marketing major from Neillsville, WI
  • David G. Hart, a senior professional sales marketing major from Weston, WI
  • Nicholas Hastreiter, a senior marketing major from Marshfield, WI
  • Steven Helgeson, a senior professional sales marketing and finance double major from Eau Claire, WI
  • Jacob Holterman, a senior operations/materials management and marketing double major from Wind Lake, WI
  • Anthony Ipekci, a senior finance major from Edina, MN
  • Lindsey Janz, a senior professional sales marketing major from Wisconsin Rapids, WI
  • Callie Johnson, a senior marketing major from Spooner, WI
  • Ryan Johnson, a senior business administration major from Milton, WI
  • Kelsey Keiser, a senior management major from Prairie Du Sac, WI
  • Matthew Korthour, a senior marketing analytics major from Shakopee, MN
  • Michael Lesinski, a senior professional sales marketing major from Neenah, WI
  • Tanner Luke, a senior professional sales marketing major from Excelsior, MN
  • Keenan Meitner, a senior professional sales marketing major from Hortonville, WI
  • Cassandra Norwick, a senior marketing analytics major from Phillips, WI
  • Koral Pischer, a junior professional sales marketing major from Peshtigo, WI
  • Ian Rockers, a senior professional sales marketing major from Saint Louis Park, MN
  • Cody Sanoy, a senior professional sales marketing major from Waunakee, WI
  • Brigit Schliesman, a sophomore professional sales marketing major from Lakeville, MN
  • James Schroeter, a junior marketing major from Wausau, WI
  • Eric Sipe, a junior marketing major from Eagan, MN
  • Jared Sweeney, a sophomore entrepreneur management major from La Crescent, MN
  • Arianne Thompson, a senior marketing analytics major from River Falls, WI
  • Emily Thurier, a senior professional sales marketing major from Kronenwetter, WI
  • Charles Truttman, a junior professional sales marketing major from Suring, WI
  • Elizabeth Verkuilen, a sophomore marketing major from Neenah, WI
  • Stephanie Weltzien, a junior marketing major from Burlington, WI.

2013 Judges

A special thanks to the following individuals from NM–The Bohannon Group:

  • Taylor Bohannon, Campus Recruiter
  • Mike Brownlow, Director of Development/ Financial Representative
  • Brent Goska, College Unit Director/Financial Representative
  • Jordan Hauke, Director of Selection
  • Dan Kruswicki, Associate Financial Representative
  • Joel Molitor, Managing Director/Financial Representative
  • Chad Ogden, Financial Representative
  • Brent Pattison, College Unit Director/ Financial Representative
  • Tara Putz, Director of Campus Selection
  • Sam Rubenzer, Field Director/Financial Representative
  • Brian Schultz, Recruiting Field Director/ Financial Representative
  • Mike Sedjo, Financial Representative
  • Kyle Thorpe, Financial Representative
  • Stacy Whaley, Financial Representative
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