This past week, Chelsea Kovak and I traveled to Central Missouri University to partake in the inaugural State Farm Marketing and Sales Competition. After weeks of practice with fellow teammates; DJ Hasselbusch, Kevin LaJudice, and Drew Ursic, we felt prepared to face the gauntlet. However, we never expected what would happen once we arrived.
8 teams competed those of which included: Duquesne University, University of South California, University of Central Missouri, Louisiana State University, University of Illinois, University of Texas, Wake Forest University, and our very own Ohio University. 8 teams, 16 competitors, and a $5,000 scholarship on the line. It was anyone’s best guess on who would advance and win.
We knew the challenges, we anticipated the objections, but none of us knew the great friendships that would result from the amazing experience. During the competition all 16 of us were placed in a holding room. In the beginning, none of us knew each other but by the end of the competition it was if we were all old friends.
I think Chelsea would agree, we both had an AMAZING time and now have a plethora of friends across the states and memories that will last us a lifetime.
Coming soon – videos from the competition.