One yard short

Nick Green loses shot at $1 million in overtime of Kick for a Million

Queen's student Nick Green (left) fell to Greg Wilson in the Kick for a Million semifinal in Hamilton last Friday.
Queen's student Nick Green (left) fell to Greg Wilson in the Kick for a Million semifinal in Hamilton last Friday.
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Queen’s student Nick Green lost his shot at $1 million by one yard. The fifth-year Engineering student lost to 51-year-old Calgary IT consultant Greg Wilson in the Kick for a Million semifinals at Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton last Friday.

The contest advanced to a sudden-death overtime after both competitors were successful on two of three field goal attempts.

In the overtime round, the farthest kick won. Wilson kicked for 24 yards.

Green kicked for 23.

Green was one of four chosen out of 18 million to compete in the contest. He beat 56-year old Brockville businessman Mike Tompkins in the quarter-final on Oct. 1 during the half time of a Toronto Argonauts game at the Rogers Centre. Green said there was more pressure in the semifinal.

“The crowd at Hamilton was nuts,” he said.

As a consolation prize, Green was awarded a Samsung TV and tickets for his family to see Wilson kick next weekend in the finals in Toronto.

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