Winners of the Bowling Green State University Sales Competition Announced; Move on to Nationals
Nearly 50 students competed for one of the top two coveted spots in the BGSU Sales Competition. Coveted because the top two finishers advance to the National Collegiate Sales Competition where BGSU has a long tradition of excellence.
The winners were announced at the Sales Competition Awards Luncheon with first place earned by junior business student Josh Wolpert, specializing in sales and services marketing and biology. He also recently won first place at a regional sales competition at Ball State University. Alex Dargay, a senior specializing in sales and services marketing, captured second place and third place went to sophomore, Noah Schumacker, also a sales and services marketing student. Schumacker will serve as the alternate for the national competition.
Marathon Petroleum is the primary sponsor of the competition and representatives from the company served as judges in the final round, along with other business leaders and business faculty. The student competitors participated in recorded role plays where they sold a Coca-Cola Freestyle program to a convenience store owner, portrayed by Marathon Petroleum territory manager, Kyle Hart ‘15.
Speakers at the awards luncheon included two BGSU graduates, Amie Loeffler ’99, ‘05, who has spent years in pharmaceutical sales and Brad Herold ’94, the sales director for Zscaler, a global internet cloud provider. Both speakers provided their advice on how to succeed in a professional selling career.
The BGSU sales team is coached by volunteer Davida Frick, who has over twenty years of sales and sales management experience. Dr. Greg Rich, associate professor of marketing, leads the sales program and manages the BGSU Sales Competition.