2014 Sochi athlete spotlight - Dylan Ferguson

The multi-talented Dylan Ferguson is spearheading the next wave of American aerialists, using hiking to strengthen his legs and improve his technique. The goal is to move beyond a Junior World Championships silver medal and achieve success on the World Cup...and beyond.




Ferguson qualified for an Olympic berth in 2010, but unfortunately, a lot of bad luck and a little appendicitis kept Ferguson from competing in Vancouver. Just weeks later he was healed enough to capture the silver medal at the 2010 U.S. National Championships. He again proved to be a “big show” performer in 2011, winning his career-first national title.

— US Ski Team


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Dylan Ferguson lands a jump.
Dylan Ferguson lands a jump.
Dylan Ferguson lands a jump.
Dylan Ferguson of the USA flies to fifth place in the men's Aerials at the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup during the Visa Freestyle International at Deer Valley on February 1, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Dylan Ferguson of the USA flies to fifth place in the men's Aerials at the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup during the Visa Freestyle International at Deer Valley on February 1, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Dylan Ferguson of the USA flies to fifth place in the men's Aerials at the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup during the Visa Freestyle International at Deer Valley on February 1, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Dylan Ferguson #9 jumps while training for the Mens Aerials during the Visa Freestyle International at Deer Valley on February 1, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Dylan Ferguson #9 jumps while training for the Mens Aerials during the Visa Freestyle International at Deer Valley on February 1, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Dylan Ferguson #9 jumps while training for the Mens Aerials during the Visa Freestyle International at Deer Valley on February 1, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Dylan Ferguson #27 of the U.S. prepares for the qualification round of the aerial event during the Chevrolet Freestyle International January 12, 2007 at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Dylan Ferguson #27 of the U.S. prepares for the qualification round of the aerial event during the Chevrolet Freestyle International January 12, 2007 at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Dylan Ferguson #27 of the U.S. prepares for the qualification round of the aerial event during the Chevrolet Freestyle International January 12, 2007 at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Dylan Ferguson. Photo courtesy of Instagram.
Dylan Ferguson. Photo courtesy of Instagram.
Dylan Ferguson. Photo courtesy of Instagram.
Dylan Ferguson lands a jump.
Dylan Ferguson lands a jump.
Dylan Ferguson lands a jump.
Dylan Ferguson. Photo courtesy of Instagram.
Dylan Ferguson. Photo courtesy of Instagram.
Dylan Ferguson. Photo courtesy of Instagram.
Dylan Ferguson. Photo courtesy of Instagram.
Dylan Ferguson. Photo courtesy of Instagram.
Dylan Ferguson. Photo courtesy of Instagram.
Dylan Ferguson. Photo courtesy of Instagram.
Dylan Ferguson. Photo courtesy of Instagram.
Dylan Ferguson. Photo courtesy of Instagram.
Freestyle skier Dylan Ferguson poses for a portrait during the USOC Portrait Shoot on April 25, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Freestyle skier Dylan Ferguson poses for a portrait during the USOC Portrait Shoot on April 25, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Freestyle skier Dylan Ferguson poses for a portrait during the USOC Portrait Shoot on April 25, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Freestyle skier Dylan Ferguson poses for a portrait during the USOC Portrait Shoot on April 25, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Freestyle skier Dylan Ferguson poses for a portrait during the USOC Portrait Shoot on April 25, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Freestyle skier Dylan Ferguson poses for a portrait during the USOC Portrait Shoot on April 25, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Dylan Ferguson of the USA trains for the men's aerials competition in the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships at Deer Valley Resort on February 2, 2011 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Dylan Ferguson of the USA trains for the men's aerials competition in the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships at Deer Valley Resort on February 2, 2011 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Dylan Ferguson of the USA trains for the men's aerials competition in the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships at Deer Valley Resort on February 2, 2011 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Dylan Ferguson #9 of the USA competes in the Men's Aerial finals during the 2010 FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup on January 15, 2010 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Dylan Ferguson #9 of the USA competes in the Men's Aerial finals during the 2010 FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup on January 15, 2010 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Dylan Ferguson #9 of the USA competes in the Men's Aerial finals during the 2010 FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup on January 15, 2010 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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