Michael “The Bird” Ferdico is a warm and wonderful example of what happens when you combine hard work and dedication with passion and intuition. His natural instincts for how to make a return top do whatever he can dream up are only the beginning…he knows how to really put in the work to make things happen for himself. And with his upbeat attitude, and ready-for-anything smile, Michael is one of those people you just can’t help but wish good fortune upon.
We’ve been a fan of Michael for a while, and his thoughtful and in-depth questions when we first asked him to join the team only confirmed that we definitely picked an amazing guy. We’re so lucky to support such incredible players, and thrilled to give this Bird a place to fly.
Birthday: January 19, 1994
Currently living: San Francisco, CA // Bowdoinham, ME
Fav return top: Manatee
Other interests: Videogames (mostly Nintendo and RPGs), cartoons, punk rock, filmmaking, psychology
Favorite food: French fries
Interesting fact: I have never had a sip of coffee in my life.
Just for fun: I used to be able to recite the script of 10 Things I Hate About You while I watched it.
2005 MA State Yoyo Contest – Sport Ladder 11-15 – 1st
2005 World Yoyo Contest – Sport Ladder 2S 11-12 – 1st
2012 Rhode Island States – 1A – 2nd
2012 Triple Crown of Yoyo – 1A – 3rd
2013 Pennsylvania States – 1A – 2nd
2014 New Hampshire States – 1A – 3rd
2014 International Yoyo Championship – 8th
2015 Massachusetts States – 1A – 2nd
2015 Northeast Regionals – 1A- 3rd
2015 New Hampshire States – 1A – 1st
2015 New Hampshire States – X – 2nd
2015 Eastern Canadian Regionals – 1A – 3rd
2016 World Yoyo Contest – 1A – Semi-Finalist
2016 US National Yoyo Contest – 1A – 8th
2017 Pacific Northwest Regionals – 1A – 2nd
2017 Canadian National Return Top Championship – International Open – 1st
2017 California States – 1A -1st
2017 Utah States – 1A – 1st