Cooper Davis has one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. As a professional bull rider, he's broken both ankles, a shoulder, and his jaw, and that still didn't stop him from winning the World Finals in 2015 and the World Championship in 2016. He lives and breathes the bull-riding world, and triumphs while he's at it. But when he's not on the road or on the back of a one-ton bucking bull, he's unwinding in his hometown of Jasper, Texas, spending time with his wife and three-year old son.
What goes through your head when you first wake up in the morning before you bull ride?
It's game day.
Where is your favourite place to bull ride?
Tell us a favourite story from a day out bull riding.
Anytime I get to do what I love is an awesome day, but if I could single out a day it would be winning the 2016 PBR World Championship on the last day of Vegas.
How do you up your game year after year?
For me, it's never being comfortable with where am at - in my fitness, knowledge, and overall work ethic of the sport. That mentality is what continues to make me better each year.
If you could do anything better what would it be?
If I could do anything better it would be to be able to quickly forget about the rides that don't go well.
Who are your heroes? Who do you look up to?
As a kid, guys like Chris Shivers, Jim Sharp, and Mike White were guys I looked up to. As I got older, Clayton Foltyn is a guy that I look to for advice and who has been a big part of my bull-riding success.
What haven't you accomplished that you aspire to do in your lifetime?
Being an avid hunter. Going to hunt caribou with a bow would be a huge accomplishment.