Students test sales skills at Blugold Challenge

| Gretchen Hutterli

Members of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Blugold Sales Team will test their skills at the 16th Annual Blugold Sales Challenge, September  22-23. The 2017 competition is supported by a gift from Northwestern Mutual. 

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. Rank in the competition determines student participation in the UW-Eau Claire Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up and other sales competitions held around the country during the 2017-18 academic year. 

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 Jessica Gardner, assistant director and UW-Eau Claire Blugold Sales Team coach. 


2017 Competitors
  • Jake Audorff, a professional sales marketing major from Mahtomedi, MN
  • Shelby Beavers, a marketing major from Rochester, MN
  • Brooke Boegli, a marketing major from Brodhead, WI
  • Tanner Budz, a professional sales marketing major from Suamico, WI
  • Dan Burger, a professional sales marketing major from Superior, WI
  • Andrew Burt, a professional sales marketing major from Stillwater, MN
  • Luke Daniels, a professional sales marketing major from Batavia, IL
  • Dane Forster, a professional sales marketing major from Golden Valley, MN
  • Brett Geurts, a professional sales marketing major from De Pere, WI
  • Katie Helgeson, a health care administration major from Eau Claire, WI
  • Miles Hendrickson, a marketing major from Burnsville, MN
  • Cullen Johnson, a marketing major from Suamico, WI
  • Drew Johnson, a professional sales marketing major from Milton, WI
  • Jacob E. Johnson, a professional sales marketing major from Green Bay, WI
  • Christian Kittleson, a professional sales marketing major from Eau Claire, WI
  • Carter Koleske, a professional sales marketing major from Bloomington, MN
  • Justin Mack, a marketing major from Hatley, WI
  • Lindsey Marano, a professional sales marketing major from Menomonee Falls, WI
  • Tyler McGill, a professional sales marketing major from Hartland, WI
  • Elizabeth Mielke, an accounting and marketing double major from Green Bay, WI
  • Kevin Miller, a professional sales marketing major from Menomonee Falls, WI
  • Brock Offerdahl, a professional sales marketing major from Cottage Grove, WI
  • Maddie Ouellette, a professional sales marketing major from Cambridge, MN
  • Lee Peterson, a professional sales marketing major from Weston, WI
  • Ciara Rivera, an international business major from Rosemount, MN
  • Austin Samsa, a professional sales marketing major from Suamico, WI
  • Hailey Schultze, a professional sales marketing major from Prior Lake, MN
  • Chris Shibilski, a professional sales marketing major from Stevens Point, WI
  • Victor Tran, an undeclared business major from Mounds View, MN
  • Jake Vaughn, an entrepreneur management major from Green Bay, WI
  • Nathan Williams, a management major from Saint Michael, MN
  • Jenna Williamson, a professional sales marketing major from Austin, MN
  • Christina Zaine, a marketing major from West St. Paul, MN