13 Aug 2010

World champion shearer not resting on his laurels

12:41 pm on 13 August 2010

World champion shearer Cam Ferguson says he won't be resting on his laurels now that he's at the top of the sport.

Ferguson, 26, from central Hawke's Bay, has been competing in open classes for only a few years. Last month he won both the individual and team world titles in Wales.

He narrowly beat his World Cup teammate, David Fagan, who finished runner-up, in the individual competition.

Earlier this year, Ferguson also clinched the Golden Shears title.

Ferguson, who got home from Wales last weekend, says he had to dig deep in the individual final to beat Fagan, who was leading most of the way.

He says it's been a very big year and one that hopes to repeat.

However, he admits it will take a bit of commitment to match Fagan's achievements of more than 600 open class wins, five individual and seven world team titles.

The next World Shearing Championships are to be held in Masterton in 2012.