X Games

The rise of slopestyle skier Dara Howell

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X Games Invite

Photograph By Brett Wilhelm/ESPN

At age 17, she got her first invite to X Games and landed on the podium with a bronze at X Games Tignes. "I put some pressure on myself going in just to do the best that I could do," Howell said. "X Games in France was the most exciting -- landing on the podium just blew my mind."