At 16 years old, Gabe Ferguson is competitive with his fellow riders, who are all easily three to eight years older than him.
With the contest season wrapped, Ben Ferguson took off for British Columbia to surf deep pow with his brothers Gabe (also a U.S. Snowboarding athlete) and Zach, coach James Jackson and park builder Pat Malendoski.
American women swept the podium with Kelly Clark taking the win, Chloe Kim in second, and rookie team member Maddie Mastro earning her first pro-level podium in third.
Thursday marked the end of successful qualifiers for the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, with eight Americans grabbing spots for the Sprint snowboard halfpipe finals on Sunday.
The first U.S. Revolution Tour of the season took place this week at Copper Mountain, CO with Rookie Team riders Gabe Ferguson, Maddie Mastro and Jake Pates taking top honors.
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.
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At just 16 years old, Gabe Ferguson has made it known that he is a young force to be reckoned with on the competitive circuit. He's also a fun dude to be around, ride with and to watch ride. The younger brother of Ben Ferguson, who is also a member of U.S. Snowboarding, Ben has a lot of fun on his snowboard and it shows.
The 2014 season was Ferguson's breakout season, where he consistently impressed industry icons and judges alike and nearly beat older brother Ben with a sixth place finish at the Burton US Open.
In 2015, Ferguson continued to work his way up the ranks, winning the U.S. Revolution Tour title as well as earning his second invite to the X Games and a sixth-place finish at the final stop of the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix in Park City, UT. Ferguson also earned his first major event win when he and his brother paired up to win the doubles event at the prestigious Red Bull Double Pipe in Aspen.
Continuing his upward track in 2016, Ferguson earned his first Grand Prix podium with a third-place finish at Mammoth Mountain. He finished fifth at X Games Aspen, as well as being invited to compete at X Games Oslo. The future is indeed bright for the youngest of the Ferguson brothers.
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