Born and raised in Cordoba, Argentina, Jose “Maligno” Torres has been riding since the age of 14 along with his twin brother, Francisco Vader Torres. Jose had shoddy ramps and little support but nonetheless has managed to become one of the best in the world. Torres began traveling to events in 2015 to compete against the world’s best and doing, well, damn good. Jose effectively burst onto the BMX contest scene and began shaking up the results and knocking established pros off the podium. The first place in Nass Festival in 2017, a huge win at Simple Session 18, and most recently a third place in a park in his first X Games appearance. Jose’s style is truly effortless. He goes high, fast, packs in tricks on every single obstacle he hits, and lands perfectly smooth and carries speed into the next… Now well-established, expect to Jose all around the world as he proudly represents his home country of Argentina.