Derek Kolbaba is a young professional bull rider from Walla Walla, Washington. He has been riding bulls since childhood, aiming to take after his father as a professional bull rider. His dreams certainly came true because Kolbaba has been one of the world’s top riders ever since going pro three years ago and doesn’t seem to be stopping any time soon. Because he basically grew up bull riding, the ease and confidence with which he takes on these giant animals truly appears in competition. This became clear when he flat out won the 15/15 Bucking Bucking Battle in 2016 as a 19 year old rookie, immediately putting him in the spotlight. Earlier this year, Derek impressed the PBR realm when he took home the win in Oklahoma City for the Built Ford Tough Series, going 3-for-3 on the biggest and toughest bulls in the business. He continues to make Monster Energy proud with a win in Quebec for the 2017 PBR Monster Energy Tour, all the while maintaining his classic humble confidence as the world’s third best professional bull rider. Keep killing it Derek!