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Sales Team earns third at Regional Competition

| Carrie Ottum

On February 20-22, the University of Toledo hosted its Invitational Sales Competition (UTISC) in Toledo, Ohio.  The UW-Eau Claire Sales Team proudly received the third place university award, with Bowling Green State University in second place and Florida State University in first place. 

Nic Harris, a junior marketing major and Spanish minor from Wayzata, MN, was selected as a finalist and received  6th place in the Junior Division. Harris earned first place in the first round, quarterfinals, and semi-finals which attributed to the UW-Eau Claire team placing third at the competition. 

Jenna Baker, a sophomore marketing major with a professional sales emphasis and psychology minor from Nekoosa, WI, was selected as a semi-finalist and received 7th place in the Sophomore/Freshman Division.  Baker earned the highest scores in her room in both first and quarterfinal rounds.  All rounds of scores between both divisions played a significant role for the UW-Eau Claire achieving 3rd place as a team.

Each of the 36 university teams was comprised of one junior and one sophomore/freshman so they could be matched up against other students with a similar level of experience.  Seniors were not allowed to compete in the competition.  3M was the product sponsor UTISC event.  

"It was truly a team effort to gain this year’s success, and it took a lot of dedication," stated Jessica Gardner, Sales Team Faculty Coach.  "Every member played a substantial role in having a high level of preparation for this competition, including weekly meetings that began in January."

The following Blugold Sales Team Members represented UW-Eau Claire at UTISC: 
Jenna Baker – competitor for Sophomore/Freshman Division 
Julia Gerhards – alternate for Sophomore/Freshman Division
Nicholas Harris -competitor for Junior Division
Samantha Wojonowiak - alternate for Junior Division
Christopher Shibilski - peer coach
Jessica Gardner – faculty coach

Way to go, Blugolds!  

Nic Harris

Nic Harris received 6th place in the Junior Division at the UTISC


Jenn Baker

Jenna Baker earned 7th place in the Freshman/Sophomore Division at the UTISC