Walla Walla’s Kolbaba set to compete in the PBR World Finals

WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Walla Walla native Derek Kolbaba is looking to become the best bull rider in the world this week.

The 24-year-old is competing in the 2020 Professional Bull Riders (PBR) World Finals in Arlington, Texas.

Kolbaba told KAPP-KVEW that he’s going to take the competition one bull at a time.

“This is the top bull riders going against the top bulls in the world,” said Kolbaba.

He grew up watching PBR and wanted to one day ride for a chance to win a world title.

“This is what I’ve worked for pretty much my whole life, and it’s exciting,” Kolbaba said.

The World Finals start Thursday and will be broadcast on the CBS Sports Network.