Nothing keeps bareback rider Steven Peebles away from achieving his dreams, not even a near-death experience. On July 2, 2015, he was bucked off a horse in competition and almost lost his life - punctured ribs escalated to internal bleeding. He was rushed to the hospital, and in minutes, surrounded by an entire team of doctors urgently caring for his near-fatal injuries. Months later, Steven won the World Championship - recovering wounds and all. His perseverance, coupled with his mentorship with world-champion Bobby Mote, helped push him through the "tough it up" cowboy mentality. And that same strength has given him the momentum to qualify for the NFR seven times, and continue to compete fearlessly no matter what comes his way.