Fergus Washington-Smith is a competitive cyclist and has been competing at an elite level since the age of 17yrs when he and his track pursuit team won the national title while breaking the New Zealand record for the event.
Fergus was awarded a scholarship to attend the USA’s top collegiate cycling team at Marian University in Indianapolis, where rides both road and track. Marian University has been ranked the top collegiate track team in the US, every year since 2019.
Immediately after graduating from high school, in December 2019, Fergus left Hamilton, New Zealand to start the second semester of the University’s academic year and pick up his position on the team's cycling roster.
He was in great shape leaving New Zealand and after a promising pre-season training camp, the University placed a halt on all sports and shut down its campus as the State of Indiana went into a lockdown due to Covid. Soon after that, USA Cycling advised that they were cancelling all competition throughout the United States, until sometime in 2021.
By mid-2021, Fergus and his team finally returned to full-time training and pre-season competition.
In September 2021, Fergus faced down the first major competition since he had arrived in the US. It was the US Track National Championships where he won two silver medals.
In addition, Fergus has made USA Cycling Academic All-Star list for 2020, 2021, and 2022 for US collegiate cyclists who obtain academic excellence as well as outstanding performance in their sport.
2022 USA Collegiate Track Cycling Nationals Team Pursuit - 2nd
2022 USA Collegiate Track Cycling Nationals Team Sprint - 2nd
2021 USA Collegiate Track Cycling Nationals Team Pursuit - 2nd
2021 USA Collegiate Track Cycling Nationals Scratch Race - 2nd
2022 Indiana Track Cycling State Championship Elimination Race - 1st
2022 Indiana Track Cycling State Championship Team Pursuit - 1st
2022 Indiana Track Cycling State Championship Scratch Race - 2nd
2022 Indiana Track Cycling State Championship Points Race- 3rd
2022 Indiana Road Cycling Cycling State Championship Criterium- 2nd
At FREZZOR New Zealand were are proud to be associated with this outstanding young man and look forward to more from him over the next few years.