Schier adds to RoboCup medals

Nelson Schier, 13, of Vernon Secondary School, placed third in the soccer category

There was a North Okanagan presence at the seventh annual Western Canada RoboCup Junior Games in Kelowna.

Nelson Schier, 13, of Vernon Secondary School, placed third in the soccer category during the event hosted by Okanagan College.

Nelson is familiar with competition as he and his brother Hudson won the dance competition at the 2011 World event in Istanbul, Turkey.

At this year’s RoboCup Junior Games in Kelowna, Hudson, 15, represented Clarence Fulton Secondary.

Four teams from Constable Neil Bruce Middle School in West Kelowna dominated the awards in three categories.

The winners were among almost 200 students competing in a record number of teams registered.

“This was one of the best competitions I have seen,” said Nadir Ould-Khessal, an electronic engineering technology instructor at Okanagan College.

Winners from the competition have a chance to go on to compete in the Netherlands in June.