Dylan Ferguson, shown here winning a recent NorAm Cup, was fifth in the first of two night aerials World Cups in Lake Placid (USSA-Sarah Brunson)
LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 20) – Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA) finished fifth in the FIS Freestyle World Cup in Lake Placid, NY. Ferguson was bumped out of the Super Finals on the last semifinal jump. Zongyang Jia of China topped the men’s podium with Mengtao XU of China the women’s victor. World Cup aerials continue Saturday for a second day in Lake Placid at the USANA Freestyle Cup, where the U.S. team will look to stop a strong Chinese squad.
Dylan Ferguson finished fifth after being bumped from the Super Finals by the last skier possible
Ferguson threw a sick Full Double Full-Full to make the finals. He was the only U.S. men’s skier to make the finals.
Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) qualified second for the finals. After the second round Cook finished eighth with Allison Lee (Manchester, CT) ninth.
Three ladies made their World Cup debut. Madison Olsen (Park City, UT) 13th just missed the finals, with Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) 15th and Madison Gorelik (Park City, UT) 17th.
Two men had their first World Cup start, Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) finished 19th and Alex Bowen (Springville, NY) was 32nd.
This was the first appearance of the Chinese aerials team, which was not present in the World Cup opener in Mont Gabriel.
QUOTES Dylan Ferguson You know what, I was really happy with my jumps today. Of course I was bummed to be knocked right out of super finals but today was my career best result.
I really like the new format; it keeps it exciting that each jump counts to keep you in the running.
I'm glad that we've got comp tomorrow so that I can work out any kinks that were in my jumps tonight. Overall I'm happy with the results.