Scotty Bahrke replaces Dylan Ferguson on U.S. Olympic Aerials Team

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 17, 2010 3:36 pm

On February 3rd, professional ski aerialist Dylan Ferguson had an appendectomy. He was expected to be cleared to head to Vancouver and compete in the Olympic Games. Unfortunately, he was hit with an infection that will stop him from competing.

Taking his place is Shannon Bahrke’s brother, 24-year-old Scotty Bahrke. Scotty has six World Cup top-10 finishes, including a sixth place finish on the Olympic hill.

“This is a great disappointment for Dylan, who had some of the team’s strongest results in the selection process,” said USSA Vice President, Athletics Luke Bodensteiner. “At the same time, we’re happy to have an athlete of Scotty Bahrke’s caliber to replace him.”

“I am obviously bummed that I will not be able to compete and have my Olympic dream come true,” Ferguson said from Park City, Utah, where he’s recuperating. “But if I am not able to compete, then I wouldn’t have anyone else besides my best friend Scotty compete in my place. I know his jumps will be awesome and I am supporting him one million percent as well as the rest of the team.”