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Clay Smith


Events: Team Roping (Heading), Tie-down Roping
Born: 4/26/1991 Texarkana, Texas
Joined PRCA: 2013
PRCA Career Earnings: $422,005.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 2 (2015-16)
Current Residence: Broken Bow, Okla.

2016 world standings place: 5th
2016 WNFR standings place: 2nd
2016 WNFR earnings: $111,115
2016 earnings: $218,611
Tour Finale qualifications: 1 (2015)

Professional
2017 Highlights
partner Paul Eaves
• Won the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show & Rodeo (Mercedes, Texas)
• Won the Mineral Wells (Texas) Rodeo
• Won the Wrangler Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots (Rapid City, S.D.)
• Won the Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo (Garden City, Kan.)  
• Won the all-around at the Goliad (Texas) County Fair PRCA Rodeo
Career Highlights 
• 2016: (Partner Paul Eaves) Placed in six rounds to rank second at the Wrangler NFR. Won the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show (Fort Worth, Texas), the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo (Denver, Colo.), the Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots, the Dodge City, (Kan.) Roundup Rodeo, the Canby (Ore) Rodeo, and the Lawton (Okla.) Rangers Rodeo. Won the all-around and team roping at the Butterfield Stage Days PRCA Rodeo (Bridgeport, Texas), wiith Wesley Johnson. Won the all-around and co-champion in team roping at the Strawberry Days Rodeo (Pleasant Grove, Utah). Won the all-around at the Amarillo (Texas) Tri-State Fair and Rodeo
• 2015: (Paul Eaves) Placed in four rounds at his first Wrangler NFR. Won the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of '76 Rodeo, the Mountain Valley Stampede (Heber City, Utah), That Famous Preston (Idaho) Night Rodeo and the Gladewater (Texas) Round-Up Rodeo. Co-champion at the Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo (Garden City, Kan.). Finished 13th in the world standings with $115,498
• 2014: (Partner Jake Smith) Won the Longview (Texas) PRCA Rodeo and the Drummond (Mont.) PRCA Rodeo; finished 41st in the world standings with $27,647
• 2013: (Partner Jake Smith) Won the Farm-City ProRodeo (Hermiston, Ore.), the Livingston (Mont.) Roundup and the Breckenridge (Colo.) PRCA ProRodeo. Co-champion at the Guadalupe County & PRCA Rodeo (Seguin, Texas) and the State Fair of Louisiana (Shreveport, La.). Finished 28th in the world standings with $40,059
 • 2012: (Partner Jake Smith) On PRCA permit, won the Mesquite (Texas) Pro Rodeo Series-June 23, July 21 and Aug. 18

Amateur
Finished fourth in the National High School Finals Rodeo team roping in 2010, with his brother Jake Smith

Personal
5-11, 155 … Single … Father, Mark, is a horse trainer in Broken Bow, Okla., and he was a roper; mother, Tammy, is a third-grade teacher … Younger brother, Jake, is his team roping partner … In 2009, Clay and Jake won the U.S. Team Roping Finals in Oklahoma City and earned $141,000 … Youngest brother, Britt, is also a roper and he won a truck at an amateur event … Clay and his brothers got their start in rodeo from their father … Appeared on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno when he was 7 years old with his brother Jake to talk about their love of roping … Clay is named after seven-time world champion team roper and ProRodeo Hall of Famer Clay O’Brien Cooper, who also is his rodeo idol … When Clay isn’t rodeoing he’s training horses … Listens to all type of music, but specifically likes old country music and Merle Haggard … Favorite sports teams are the Texas Rangers and Oklahoma City Thunder … Favorite TV show is Shark Tank … Favorite movie is Quigley Down Under
 
 
 
 
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