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Case Competition winners

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Fist place winners

Joey Tripodi, Emma Whitaker, Chelsea Alexander and Michael Douglas won first place in this fall's MBA case competition.

Dr. Matt Bowler’s case consulting class finished the semester with a case competition on Oct. 8. Throughout semester the students switched groups and cases to practice for the big competition. The students split into their final teams to compete against one another for a cash prize. Professors and alumni came together to watch and judge the students before sending three teams to the finals. Each team had the same case over Tesla’s business plans.


First place: Chelsea Alexander, Emma Whitaker, Joey Tripodi and Michael Douglas

Second place: Dania Crivelli Zavala, Carlie Malone, Lalo Ramirez and Mallory Siggins

Third place: Enrique Alvarez Soto, James C., Mark Gardner and Kellie Heitman


Best presenter: Chelsea Alexander

Best Q&A: Ally Sutherland


Case competitions are a vital part of the program and give students great practice for real world business. MBA students will also represent OSU and the Spears School of Business in the Baylor Case Competition on Nov. 12. The team consists of Alexis Hightower, Bailey Hackler, Jacob Fincham-Dukes and Joey Tripodi.


Thank you so much to all who help ensure the success of our case competition, including the judges:

Jo Madrid (Class of 2018; Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.)

Colin Kuzdak (Class of 2019; Lockheed Martin)

Bill Pickering (Class of 2019; Precision Drilling)

Brittany Laub (Class of 2020; Cigna)

Jayci Robison (Class of 2019; Fuels Marketing)

Michael Morris (Clinical Assistant Professor)

Ricky Boyer (Class of 2017; Textron Aviation)

Todd Arnold (Associate Professor)

Mitch Myers (Class of 1999; Thermal Specialties)

Clayton Bellamy (Class of 2007; Griffin Communications)

Tony LoPresto (Class of 2012; Griffin Communications)

Ann Dyer (Class of 1987; Accenture)

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