Ranch & Rodeo

Derek Kolbaba

Q: What goes through your head when you first wake up in the morning before you bull ride?


A: Carpe Diem.


Q: Where is your favorite place to bull ride?


A: Pendleton, Oregon.


Q: How do you up your game year after year?


A: I always wanna be better then I was the day before so I’m constantly striving to get better.


Q: If you could do anything better, what would it be?


A: Stay on more.


Q: Who are your heroes? Who do you look up to?


A: I don't have one hero, I look up to a lot of people and like to take advice and learn things from everyone.


Q: What haven’t you accomplished that you aspire to do in your lifetime?


A: Become a world champion.


Q: What part of you, or what you do, reflects a spirit of restlessness?


A: I never quit and always give it all I’ve got.


Q: If there is any love-hate relationship with any aspect of what you do, can you describe what that is?


A: I love going to bull ridings but I hate 5AM flights!


Q: What sound or noise do you love?


A: The roar of a Sunday crowd.