At 15 years old, Gabe Ferguson is competitive with his fellow riders, who are all easily three to eight years older than him.
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 15 years old, Gabe Ferguson is quickly working his way up the ranks of the competitive snowboarding circut competing in both slopestyle and halfpipe on the U.S. Revolution Tour as well as big league competitions like the Grand Prixs, X Games and the Burton US Open. The 2014 season was Ferguson's breakout season, where he consistently impressing 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 at the Red Bull Double Pipe in the doubles event where he team up with brother Ben. The future is indeed bright for the youngest of the Ferguson brothers.
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