This was the second U.S. Olympic qualifying event for aerials, and the first event where the new Olympic format was used in competition. Travis Gerrits from Canada took the win with Chao Wu and Zongyang Jia, both from China, taking second and third.
Ferguson is still trying to make his Olympics debut. In 2010, about 10 days before Opening Ceremony, the Amesbury, Mass., native missed the Games due to appendicitis and an infection from the subsequent surgery. Since then, Ferguson has regained the promising form he showed before Vancouver with three World Cup podium finishes and a fourth-place finish in the overall standings in 2012 and 2013.
His teammate Scotty Bahrke, who was given Ferguson's spot in 2010, finished 25th, but was the second American.
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