2020 Steel City Sales Challenge

Congratulations to the 2020 Steel City Sales Challenge Winners !
Watch the Finalist Announcements Here.

4th Annual Steel City Sales Challenge
Presented by Steel Dynamics, Inc.
Saturday & Sunday, October 24-25, 2020

Role-Play Winners:

1st Place - $2,500:  Maggie Roe, University of Dayton
2nd Place - $1,500: Marisa McCoy, West Virginia University
3rd Place - $1,000 (tie): Hunter Mueller/Amanda Thome, Duquesne University

Elevator Pitch Winners:

1st Place - $1,000: Yarizette Sequeira, Villanova University
2nd Place - $500: Clair Cox, Purdue University
3rd Place - $250: Jordan Titensor, Weber State University

Elevator Pitch Finalists: 

Each Finalist Receives $150:
Andrew Marino, Utah State University
Kyle Mulcrone, University of Dayton
Anthony Smajlaj, Villanova University
Amanda Thome, Duquesne University
Peyton Turner, Marian University

$10,000 Worth of Prize Money!

The 2020 list of participating schools include:

  • Duquesne University
  • Ferris State University
  • Marian University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Pace University
  • Purdue University
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • St. Joseph's University
  • University of Dayton
  • Utah State University
  • Villanova University
  • Weber State University
  • West Virginia University


Saturday Schedule:

  • Competitor/Coaches Meeting: 10:00-10:15 a.m.
  • Round 1A: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Links provided week of competition)
  • Round 1B: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Links provided week of competition)
  • Live Role Play and Elevator Pitch Finalist Announcement via Zoom: 5:00 p.m.
  • Final Round Role Play Released: 5:00 p.m.

Sunday Schedule:

  • Role Play Final Round: 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Link provided at Finals Announcement)
  • Elevator Pitch Play Final Round: 2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Link provided at Finals Announcement)
    • Role Play: 1st Prize: $2,500; 2nd Prize: $1,500; 3rd Prize: $1,000; Finalists: $500
    • Elevator Pitch: 1st Prize: $1,000; 2nd Prize: $500; 3rd Prize: $250; Finalists: $150

Important Pre-Event Details:

  • Registration closes and role play student names/information due on Friday, September 25th.  Each team may have 4 competitors in the role play competition and up to 10 compete in the elevator pitch.
  • First Round Sales Scenarios and Company Information released on Friday, September 25th. 
  • Questions submitted for Pre-Event Webinar by Friday, October 9th.
  • Student Information, Elevator Pitch and Resumes due Friday, October 9th. 
  • Pre-Event Webinar via Zoom on Friday, October 16th from 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. (Event recorded for those unable to attend)

We are currently at capacity for this year's challenge. 
To be added to our waiting list, please send an e-mail to caswellp@duq.edu

Note:  The entrance fee is suspended for this year's challenge.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor:

Gold Partner & Participating Sponsor: