When you put your jeans on in the morning and grab your world champion buckle to hold your pants up, that’s what it’s all about. I’ve made a lot of money riding bulls, and I hope to make a lot more. But to me, it’s always been about the gold buckle.
There’s only been one other guy in PBR history to win back-to-back world titles. It’s not easy to do. So I try to forget last year and start off fresh. It’s easy to look back at what you’ve accomplished, but I want to look forward.
The new goal is to win another world title.
Photographs by Taylor Baucom/The Players’ Tribune