Ferguson swoops into top 10 at Park City | AspenTimes.com

Ferguson swoops into top 10 at Park City

Aspen Times Staff Report

Aspen’s Sam Ferguson recorded two top-10 finishes in a pair of top-flight disabled ski races at Utah’s Park City Mountain Resort over the weekend.

The 30 year-old U.S. Disabled Ski Team hopeful finished 10th in the USSA (United States Ski Association) Huntsman Cup super giant slalom on Friday. Ferguson repeated on Saturday, with another 10th in the giant slalom.

“It didn’t go as well as I had hoped,” said Ferguson, [such as top 5]. “But it was a great learning experience.”

“The conditions were tough. It rained each morning and snowed in the afternoon,” he said. Crashes during the super-G and GS left two racers with leg and foot fractures.

Ferguson, a regular racer in the Town Race Series who trains with the Aspen Valley Ski Club, also raced in a slalom Sunday, though he couldn’t confirm his finish place yesterday.

“I guess I wasn’t as prepared as I thought I was,” he said. “But just because I had a setback, doesn’t mean I’ll give it up.”

Ferguson plans to enter another USSA super-G at the Wells Fargo Cup this weekend in Winter Park.

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