College of Business

Sales Competitions


Looking for real life experiences?

Take part in one of our professional sales competitions! Competitions will push your personal and professional development to new levels. Not only will these competitions help refine your professional sales skills and knowledge, they will also help you get noticed by recruiters. Students in the Seufferlein Sales Program have the opportunity to participate in all of the competitions listed below.

If you are interested in gaining skills in a real world setting,  here is the interest to compete link. These role plays also put you in the line of site for our 39+ corporate partners who are looking at you for internships and post graduated roles. 

If you have questions please contact our Director Thomas Villa,

Spring 2023 Competitions hosted by Chico State:

Chico States Sales Invitational*April 28Chico, CA

 Here is the registration link to sign up for our 2023 CSSI competition,

*more critical information below! 

Here is an quick video of our 2022 Sweet 16 Competion!

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The Sweet 16 Sales Challenge is a local sales competition that takes place during the fall semester. The competition is open to all students regardless of grade, classes completed, or experience. During the semester, students compete in a series of role plays that utilize cases provided by  Corporate Partners.

In mid-October, the top students compete in a live role-play event judged by Corporate Partners. The Sweet 16 Sales Challenge is accompanied by the Sweet 16 Networking Event, and a formal dinner event. This year- for the first time ever- parents of the student competitors will be invited to watch and attend the formal dinner event!

Students interested in competing should reach out to Competition Lead, Christian Neiswonger at

Here is a recap of our 2022 Sweet 16 Sales Competition

This year we had 54 student competitors which is the biggest internal competition we have ever thus far!

We want to thank AT&T for being our product sponsor and for all our amazing buyers!

Also a thank you to E. & J. Gallo Winery for being our dinner sponsor, providing us with some of their wonderful products.

We gave away $15,500 in total prize money as the total amount was raised throughout the competition due to the high level of effort and talent from our students!

We cannot wait to continue to grow, learn, and advance our skills!

Here are our winners!!

Individual Competition
1st: Alexandra Pomatto
2nd: Bakir Torkman
3rd: Madison Horn

Team Competiton
1st: Emma Green, Kristen Chatham, Alexandra, and Patricia Thatford
2nd: Marissa D'Atri, Joshua O'Neill , Katelyn Boelman, Christina Leach
3rd: Julia Murphy, Rea A., Shea Harrington, Julia Mitchell

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The CSU Sales Competition is a sales competition that features competitors from all over the state of California. This event will be virtual this year. Students will be selected by Competition Lead, Christian Neiswonger.

Students interested in competing should reach out to Christian at

The CSU Sales Competition will occur on November 3rd, 2022. 



The Western States Collegiate Sales Competition is our largest event of the year, and features schools from the Western United States competing against each other in both team and individual sales competitions. The top students from Chico State will go to head-to-head with the toughest competition around! In 2022, the Seufferlein Sales Program awarded $20,000 to the winners of this competition alone. Students will be selected by Competition Lead, Christian Neiswonger.

Students interested in competing should reach out to Christian at

Here’s a recap of our 2023 Western States Collegiate Sales Competition!

We wanted to thank all participating schools, it’s always great to meet new people, have new experiences, and learn from others!

Also a major shoutout to our corporate partner Papé Material Handling for sponsoring this event and our dinner, we could’ve have done it without you! A thank you is also due for E. & J. Gallo Winery for providing us with their delicious wine at our dinner.

Here is the awards break down!

1st place individual, $2,500 -
Kelli Litchfield
2nd place individual, $1,000 -
Bakir Torkman
3rd place individuals, $500 - 
Alexandra Pomatto & Katherine Gage

1st place team, $3,000 -
California State University, Chico
Kelli Litchfield, Madison Horn, Sharon Thompson, and Alexandra Pomatto

2nd place team, $2,000 - 
Oregon State University
Gabrielle Gates, Sid Ravi, Shahar Miles, and Paige Wylie

3rd place team, $1,000- 
Boise State University
Jenna Kline, Libby Boyd, Nathaniel Shebib, and Emiel Madonna
Arizona State University Jack Elder, Royce Tran, and Evan Tondera

Congratulations again to our winners!

We cannot wait to see who will bring home the gold next year and hope our winners are enjoying their big checks!

Our 1st place individual role play winner- Kelli Litchfield


Our 2nd place individual role play winner- Bakir Torkman


Our 1st place team role play winners- 

With any questions please contact our Director, Thomas Villa,

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The Chico State Sales Invitational (CSSI) is an energetic and exciting opportunity for all students, regardless of experience! Students are encouraged to compete even if they have never taken a sales course. Students compete in brackets based on their class standing and experience. Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors are all welcome! Compete for a chance at prize money, attention from Corporate Partners (giving out internships and jobs), and connections with other students.

Students interested in competing should reach out to Competition Lead, Christian Neiswonger at

The Chico State Sales Invitational date is happening on April 28th, 2023.

Friday, April 28th:

  • 7:00 am to 7:45 am - Kickoff
  • 8:00 am to 1:30 pm- Individual Role Play Competition
  • 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm - Lunch 
  • 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Winners Announcement 
  • 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm - Pictures 

Here is the registration link to sign up for our 2023 CSSI competition,

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Glenn Hall Room 206

(530) 898-3840

Thomas Villa
Executive Director 

Kristen Chatham
Program Manager

Ashley Mills
Marketing Specialist 

Juliette Guerin
Marketing Assistant

Kelli Litchfield
Operations Assistant 

Finn Blacker
Operations Assistant 

Isabella Torrao
Operations Assistant 

Natalie Bourn
Corporate Relations Assistant 

Christian Neiswonger
Competition Lead 

Chad Haller
Marketing Assistant

Hannah Taft
Marketing Assistant

Tyler Shaw
Operations Assistant

Lia Vansoest
Competition Coach 

Letter from the Executive Director

"The Seufferlein Sales Program finished an incredible 2022, exceeding 500 students enrolled in our program that represent 61 majors and supported by 39 corporate sponsors!" Read the whole letter for our Executive Director here.

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