Twenty-six-year-old Dylan Ferguson, originally of Amesbury, MA, came this close to competing in the Winter Olympic Games in both 2010 and 2014. Dylan is among the most talented aerialists on the planet, having earned numerous podium finishes in a career that spans 10 years with the U.S. National Team; a U.S. National Championships three-peat is among his accolades. When his Olympic dream was stamped out last winter, though, Ferguson says the experience gave him a new look on life: he’d get back to his freeskiing roots.
Dylan withdrew from competition and spent his 2014-15 season doing what he does best: shredding up a storm in the park and the backcountry with a style all his own. Lucky for us, the 4bi9 crew captured Dylan’s recent skiing and is unveiling the footage in a two-part web series titled My Dreams Not Yours. In this first clip, Ferguson reflects on his professional career and sheds light on his transition away from the contest scene. Part II (release date TBA) will showcase the man’s favorite shots from the past season.
I spent a good chunk of my teen years ripping with “D-Ferg” at Waterville Valley, NH, and I’ve always been blown away by his unique skiing style. If the film Me Gusta! (2005) means anything to you, you’ll know Ferguson played a special role in promoting the freeskiing movement across the East Coast. More than a decade later, I’m thrilled to see him shift his focus back to some good ol’ soul shred. As 4bi9-er John Kutcher says, “We’ve already seen what he can do in aerials, it’s going to be exciting to see where he takes us.”
P.S. Ferguson just graduated from college. Good on ya’, bud!