The January programming on World of X Games kicks off 2018 with John John Florence clinching back-to-back world surfing titles at the WSL Surfing Stop #11 Billabong Pipe Masters. Next up, World of X Games leads into X Games Aspen 2018 with BACK TO LIFE, an in-depth feature on Aspen native, Torin Yater-Wallace, and X Games Aspen 2018's Being series.
Left: Torin Yater-Wallace on the podium for Ski SuperPipe at X Games Oslo (Photo Credit: Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images)
Right: Bobby Brown competing in Ski Slopestyle at X Games Aspen 2017 (Photo Credit: Eric Lars Bakke / ESPN Images)
<strong>WSL Surfing Stop #11 Billabong Pipe Masters</strong>
<strong>Airs: 1/7 at 3 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT on ABC</strong>
The final event of the WSL's Championship Tour took place, and some of the best surfers in the world looked to make their mark in Hawaii at the Billabong Pipe Masters. A star studded field that featured Filipe Toledo, Kelly Slater and Mick Fanning, as these surfers are seeking a win at the biggest surfing event of the year. John John Florence heads in as the 2017 CT leader, and he clinches a second title in a row with a Finals appearance at this event.
<strong>BACK TO LIFE featuring Torin Yater-Wallace</strong>
<strong>Airs: 1/13 at 2:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. on ABC</strong>
Torin Yater-Wallace sets out to become the world's greatest competitive freeskier but is thrown off course by his father's federal imprisonment, his mother's cancer diagnosis and his own deadly liver infection. Will these struggles prevent him from becoming the greatest skier in the world? The inspiring true story airs just weeks before X Games Aspen and the 2018 Winter Olympics.
<strong>X Games Aspen - The Being Series</strong>
<strong>Airs: 1/20 at 2 p.m. / 11 a.m. on ABC</strong>
The Being Series features in-depth profiles on the world's top action sports athletes and icons, packaged into a one-hour special. The athletes featured in this year's series leading into X Games Aspen are Chloe Kim, Bobby Brown, Nick Goepper, Shaun White and Kelly Clark.
The World of X Games features a variety of X Games and athlete-focused content. For the most updated schedule and information on World of X Games, go to www.xgames.com. Check local listings for additional details.
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