Eli Vastbinder is the epitome of cowboy tough. After a career of more than a decade with the PBR, Vastbinder persevered through a dislocated shoudler and broken ribs at his career-first World Finals in 2021 to register a historic four 90-point rides at bull riding’s most prestigous event, tying the all-time record, and be crowned the PBR Rookie of the Year. Despite being in his 30s, Vastbinder has proven he is capable of contending with the sport’s youngest and most established talent, and the resilient North Carolina cowboy posied for greatness in 2022.