The 2014 season was definitely a breakout year for Ben Ferguson, as he earned his first Grand Prix podiums and just barely missed making the 2014 Olympic team. Look out for him in Pyeongchang in 2018. (Getty Images/Harry How)
American halfpipe riders dominated an international field during the halfpipe snowboarding qualifiers at the 2014-15 Sprint U.S. Grand Prix in Copper Mountain, CO.
Taylor Gold, seen here at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games, topped a hard-charging crew of young riders Saturday to claim his first victory at the Burton U.S. Open halfpipe final Saturday.
Olympic gold medalist Jamie Anderson, seen here at the slopestyle snowboarding debut at Rosa Khutor, landed another major slopestyle victory Friday at the Burton U.S. Open.
U.S. Olympic team member Danny Davis earned a gold medal in his first-ever halfpipe snowboarding final at X Games Aspen Sunday, just two weeks before the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
Defending Olympic champion Shaun White will get a chance to win three-in-a-row at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games after he and Greg Bretz clinched spots on the Olympic halfpipe snowboarding team Sunday at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix series finale.
Veteran rider Danny Davis pulled out a clutch victory in the third halfpipe snowboarding Olympic qualifier Friday at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain.
Rookie rider Taylor Gold led a U.S. sweep with Greg Bretz and Ben Ferguson in the halfpipe final at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Copper.
Top snowboarding athletes from the USA continue their push for spots on the Olympic team at the second of five Olympic qualification events, the Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix at Copper Mountain Dec. 21-22.
Ben Ferguson (pictured) qualified in third Thursday at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships. Olympic gold medalists Shaun White and Kelly Clark took the top spots in the halfpipe qualifiers, which opened the Olympic qualification series for USA.
Day one of the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix snowboard qualifiers went off without a hitch at Park City Mountain Resort today and included an appearance by two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White.
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Youth Olympics Games Success
Snowboarding Teams Announced
Ben Ferguson Quick Facts
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Ben Ferguson is one of those prodigy riders who astound the snowboarding scene with effortless skill and progression. He got his start at nine when Burton signed him to its Smalls Team. He's since graduated to the older pack of Burton riders, but he's no less progressive with his halfpipe and slopestyle capabilities.
Ferguson made his mark in 2010 with a halfpipe win at the final Rev Tour stop of the season, and he stepped it up again in 2011 with a 10th-place finish at the Mammoth Grand Prix stop. Ferguson kept his momentum going with an incredible 2012 season, but it was the 2013-14 season that really put Ben Ferguson on the map.
Ben kicked off the Olympic season with a third-place finish at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain. He then continued to impress fans and judges alike, making finals at nearly every event of the season. His top results include fifth at X Games and another third at the final Grand Prix in Mammoth, narrowly missing the 2014 Olympic team. He then went on to finish the season strong with a fourth at the Burton U.S. Open at Vail.
His father's passion for riding was what got him out on the snow, and Ferguson was six years old when he first got on a snowboard. A sticker on the front of his board showed him which side was supposed to face downhill, and after some initially trying moments, he was hooked.
OFF THE SNOW
5th, HP, Aspen, CO 2014
12th, HP, Aspen, 2015
5th, HP, 2014
8th, Overall, 2014
20th, HP, 2013
Six starts since his debut in 2013.
3rd, HP, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Copper Mountain, CO, Dec. 2014
3rd, HP, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Copper Mountain, CO, Dec. 2013
3rd, HP, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Mammoth Mountain, CA, 2014
5th, HP, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Mammoth Mountain, CA, 2014
7th, HP, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Mammoth Mountain, CA, 2014
4th, HP, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Mammoth Mountain, CA, 2012
7th, HP, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Park City, UT, 2013
1st, Red Bull Double Pipe, Double Event, Aspen, CO, 2015
9th, HP, Burton US Open, Vail, CO, 2015
4th, HP, Burton U.S. Open, Vail, CO, 2014
Gold, HP, Youth Winter Olympic Games, Innsbruck, AUT, 2012
Silver, SS, Youth Winter Olympic Games, Innsbruck, AUT, 2012
1st, HP, U.S. Revolution Tour, Sun Valley, ID, 2013
1st, HP, U.S. Revolution Tour, Mt. Hood, OR, 2010
2nd, HP, U.S. Revolution Tour/US Open Qualifiers, Seven Springs, PA, 2013
3rd, HP, U.S. Revolution Tour, Copper Mountain, CO, 2011
5th, SS, U.S. Revolution Tour, Copper Mountain, CO, 2011
6th, HP, Dew Tour, Snowbasin, UT, 2012
Three-time USASA National Champion