January 3, 2023
In early November, the Asbury Sales Team had the opportunity to compete in the International Collegiate Sales Competition in Orlando, Fl.
Tommy Wegmann ’23 & Joseph Mikebanyi ’22 attended to meet with employers at the job fair and competed in the speed selling event. In this simulation, they earned points for Asbury’s team by delivering a 90-second elevator pitch in which they made the case for four different companies to hire them as interns.
Emily Poll ‘24 and Maria Poll ‘24 competed in the Sales Management Case competition and compiled a presentation with their recommendations for customer retention while Juan Vidal ‘23 and Friederich Ostertag ‘22 competed in the Sales Role Play competition.
Ostertag placed 5th and Vidal secured 6th in the first round, which advanced them to the Wildcard round. In what has been the greatest comeback in Asbury Sales Team history, Vidal and Ostertag placed first in their Wildcard rounds, moving them to Quarterfinals and the top 60 (out of 159 competitors).
Ostertag’s competition ended in the Quarterfinals, while Vidal won first in the Quarterfinals and advanced to the Semifinals, placing top 20. With Vidal’s 4th place finish, he entered the Sweet 16 out of 160 competitors, to end his last national sales competition. Vidal and Ostertag’s performances put them in a tie for 11th place out of the 80 universities competing in the Role Play competition.
Together, competing against 80 universities (including the University of Cincinnati, Eastern Kentucky University, and Purdue University), the team of Asbury students finished the competition in a tie for 12th place in the World Cup of Sales.
“Asbury is blessed to start with high-quality students like these who work hard, have fun and seek to honor God with their skills,” Dr. George Allen, Associate Professor of Marketing at Asbury University. “I am thankful to the Lord for His help and this hard-working team for their efforts before and during the competition.”