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Baker named School Champion at Sales Warm-Up

| Carrie Ottum

Jenna Baker, junior marketing major with a professional sales emphasis, was recognized with the School Champion Award for UW-Eau Claire at this year's Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up. She received a plaque and $150 for this achievement. Baker scored 12th place overall out of 66 individual competitors. The sales warm-up was held virtually from October 21-23, 2020.

Sydney Kratchowill, junior marketing major with a professional sales emphasis, was recognized by corporate sponsors as being one of the most engaged students at the virtual career fair. 

UW-Eau Claire team competitors were Jenna Baker, Sydney Kratchowill, and Catie Behr, a senior marketing major with an emphasis in professional sales, showed outstanding creativity in presenting Columbus craft meats on a charcuterie board during their sales role-plays.

The team was coached by Jessica Gardner, lecturer in marketing and management. John Rechner, senior marketing with an emphasis in Professional Selling and Tyler Tupy, senior marketing major with a professional sales emphasis assisted as peer coaches. 


The Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up is a 2½ day national collegiate sales competition that showcases the talents of 60+ "hot" marketing and sales students from across the United States. It is a transformative learning experience; many student competitors describe the event as the greatest decision of their college career.

The Sales Warm-Up connects college students with corporate recruiters who share their passion for sales as a profession. It also provides a venue where faculty can network and exchange best practices with one another.

The sales competition is open to undergraduate business students who are currently enrolled as full-time students. Students must be currently enrolled in or have completed at least one college-level professional selling course. Student groups must be accompanied by a faculty adviser.

The 15th Annual Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up will be held on October 14-16, 2021. For more information, contact Dr. Lenita Davis, director, UW-Eau Claire Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up, or visit the competition's website.