Wildcats Take 1st in Speed Selling at the National Collegiate Sports Sales Championship

February 8th, 2022

ATLANTA – Weber State University delivered a strong performance at the National Collegiate Sports Sales Championship hosted by Baylor University. Members of the Professional Sales Student Association (PSSA) traveled down to Atlanta for their first on the ground external sales competition since Fall 2019. The competition, sponsored by the Atlanta Hawks and held at their home venue, State Farm Arena, targets the best sales students across the country to compete in both a speed-selling, and roleplay event.

Juniors Nate Everett and Asia Bennett both placed in the peer-review speed selling competition, placing 7th and 8th respectively. Senior Cline Chatterton placed 8th in the sponsor-review speed-selling competition. Their three scores, combined with their teammates, senior Chet Atuanaya, and sophomore Tyler Olsen, helped Weber State University secure the top-rank as the best overall speed-selling university at the competition.

“I am honored to have competed with this team down here in Atlanta,” said Bennett, a Professional Sales major from Kaysville. “We definitely left a great impression in Atlanta, and are proud to represent Weber State!”

The National Collegiate Sports Sales Championship is an elite sales competition that Weber State students compete in on an annual basis. NCSSC is also unique in the sense that it is the only national sales competition that deals primarily with professional sports, specifically with the product and service showcased in the case study. At NCSSC this year, over 20 professional sports franchises sponsored and attended the event, actively recruiting sales students and placing them withing their respective organizations.  

“I am fortunate for the opportunity that Weber State has created for me to compete in a real-life sports situation,” said Olson, a sophomore Professional Sales major from Tigard, Oregon. “Competitions like these are some of the best parts of being a sales major.”

The event is hosted by the Atlanta Hawks, and is held at the home of the NBA team, State Farm Arena. The roleplay asked students to sell box seats for the venue to a fictional buyer, and is unique in the sense that they are selling the venue in which they are competing, giving them an experience unlike any other. Students were also privileged to hear from Hawks CEO, Steve Koonin, as well as watch a game between the Hawks and the visiting Indiana Pacers from the Top Golf suite in the arena.

Next year, PSSA students will look to defend their title as the top-rated speed-selling university when they return to Atlanta to compete.

The Professional Sales Student Association is an open organization in the department of Professional Sales, welcoming students from any major to compete in local, regional, and national sales competitions. Members of the PSSA have the opportunity to broaden their sales network and experience outside of the classroom by being involved.