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Ryle Smith


Events: Steer Wrestling, Tie-down Roping
Born: 2/22/1987 Oakdale, Calif.
Joined PRCA: 2010
PRCA Career Earnings: $706,949.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 3 (2016-18)
Current Residence: Oakdale, Calif.

2018 world standings place: 5th (AA), 6th (TD)
2018 WNFR standings place: 4th (TD)
2018 WNFR earnings: $10,000
2018 earnings: $203,409 (AA), $186,903 (TD), $16,506(SW)
RAM NCFR qualifications: 5 (2012-16)
Education: Tarleton State University (Stephenville, Texas), bachelor’s degree in business management

Professional
2019 Highlights
Steer Wrestling

• Won the San Dimas (Calif.) Western Days Rodeo
Career Highlights
• 2018: Placed in six rounds in tie-down roping at the Wrangler NFR, with a best placing of second in Round 4. He finished sixth in the tie-down roping world standings with $186,903 and was fourth in the average with a 101.0-second time on 10 head. He earned $93,135 at the Wrangler NFR. He finished fifth in the all-around world standings with $203,409. Won the all-around at the RAM California (Lancaster) Circuit Finals, the RAM California (Lancaster) Circuit Finals, the Santa Maria (Calif.) Elks Rodeo, the Grand National Rodeo (San Francisco, Calif.) and the Jurupa Valley (Calif.) Pro Rodeo. Won the tie-down roping at the San Antonio (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo, the RAM California (Lancaster) Circuit Finals, the Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho), the Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo, the Santa Maria (Calif.) Elks Rodeo and the Eugene (Ore.) Pro Rodeo. Co-champion at the Lawton (Okla.) Rangers Rodeo and the Grand National Rodeo (San Francisco, Calif.). Won the steer wrestling at the Grand National Rodeo (San Francisco, Calif.) and the Jurupa Valley (Calif.) Pro Rodeo
• 2017: Won the steer wrestling at the Days of 47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo (Salt Lake City, Utah). 
Won the all-around and tie-down roping at the Kern County Sheriff Reserve Stampede Days Rodeo (Bakersfield, Calif.). Won the all-around at the Horse Heaven Round-Up (Kennewick, Wash.), the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.), 
the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up, 
the Ramona (Calif.) Rodeo and the all-around at the Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo. Won the tie-down roping at the Santa Maria (Calif.) Elks Rodeo. Finished eighth in the all-around world standings ($150,875); 15th in the steer wrestling world standings $103,462 and 33rd in tie-down roping $47,579. Finished 14th in the steer wrestling average at the Wrangler NFR with a 25.5-second time on five head. He earned $10,000 at the Wrangler NFR.

• 2016: Placed in two rounds to rank 14th at the Wrangler NFR. Finished 11th in the all-around with $99,862, 15th in tie-down roping with $94,386 and 206th in steer wrestling with $4,192. Won the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show (Fort Worth, Texas). Won the tie-down roping at the War Bonnet Roundup Rodeo (Idaho Falls, Idaho). Won the all-around and steer wrestling at the Livermore (Calif.) Rodeo. Won the all-around and tie-down roping at the RAM California (Lancaster) Circuit Finals Rodeo . Won the all-around and tie-down roping at the Lakeside (Calif.) Rodeo and the Marysville (Calif.) Stampede. Won the all-around at the Kern County Sheriff Reserve Stampede Days Rodeo (Bakersfield, Calif.)
• 2015: Won the all-around, steer wrestling and tie-down roping at the Industry Hills (Calif.) Charity Pro Rodeo. Won the all-around and tie-down roping at the RAM California Circuit Finals (Lancaster). Won the tie-down roping at the Lake County Round-up (Lakeview, Ore.). Co-champion in tie-down roping at the Ramona (Calif.) Rodeo. Finished 23rd in the all-around world standings with $36,212, 22nd in tie-down roping with $31,209 and 195th in steer wrestling with $5,004
• 2014: Won the Sheriff’s PRCA Rodeo (San Bernardino, Calif.). Won the all-around and steer wrestling at the Grand National Rodeo (San Francisco, Calif.). Won the all-around and tie-down roping at the Kern County Sheriff Reserve Stampede Days Rodeo (Bakersfield, Calif.). Won the all-around and steer wrestling at the Lakeside (Calif.) Rodeo. Won the all-around at the Western Days Rodeo (San Dimas, Calif.). Won the all-around, steer wrestling and tie-down roping at the Marysville (Calif.) Stampede. Co-champion at the Greeley (Colo.) Stampede. Co-champion in tie-down roping at the Livermore (Calif.) Rodeo Stampede, finished 10th in the all-around in the world standing with $56,317, 22nd in the tie-down with $51,317 and 170th in the steer wrestling with $5,303
• 2013: Won the all-around and tie-down roping at the RAM California Circuit Finals Rodeo (Lancaster). Won the all-around at the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up. Won the all-around and the steer wrestling at the San Dimas (Calif.) Western Days Rodeo. Won the all-around and was co-champion in the steer wrestling at the Springville (Calif.) Sierra Rodeo. Won the tie-down roping at the Kern County Sheriff Reserve Stampede Days Rodeo and the Okotoks (Alberta) ProRodeo. Won the steer wrestling at the Ramona (Calif.) Rodeo. Finished 17th in the all-around world standings with $48,785, 39th in the tie-down roping with $33,073 and 70th in steer wrestling with $15,712
• 2012: Won the RAM California Circuit Finals Rodeo (Lancaster). Won the all-around and tie-down roping at the Grand National Rodeo (San Francisco, Calif.) and at the Glennville (Calif.) Round-Up. Won the Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo and the Stonyford (Calif.) Rodeo. Won the all-around at the Oakdale (Calif.) Saddle Club Rodeo. Finished 19th in the all-around world standings with $44,132; 39th in tie-down roping with $32,795 and 88th in steer wrestling with $12,371
• 2011: Won the RAM California Circuit Finals Rodeo (Lancaster). Won the all-around at California Rodeo Salinas; the Springville (Calif.) Sierra Rodeo and the Mother Lode Round-Up (Sonora, Calif.). Won the all-around and steer wrestling at the Marysville (Calif.) Stampede and the Glennville (Calif.) Round-up. Won the all-around and tie-down roping at the Sonoma County Fair Wine Country Rodeo (Santa Rosa, Calif.). Won the tie-down roping at the Las Vegas Helldorado Days Rodeo. Finished 25th in the all-around world standings with $30,482 and 44th in the tie-down roping with $26,679
• 2010: Won the all-around at the Los Fresnos (Texas) PRCA Rodeo; co-champion in the tie-down roping at the Ramona (Calif.) Rodeo; finished third in the rookie tie-down roping standings behind Ace Slone and Spence Barney. Finished 66th in the world standings with $18,063

Amateur
Won the tie-down roping at the National High School Finals Rodeo, 2005. Finished third in the all-around and fifth in the tie-down roping at the College National Finals Rodeo, 2008; finished fifth in the tie-down roping at the CNFR, 2006

Personal
6-2, 215 … Married wife, Nika...Daughter, Remy born June 29, 2017 … Father, Charlie, drives a truck for a construction company and mother, Charlene, is the chief radiation therapist at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton, Calif.; older sister, Jami, works for a medical foundation and younger sister, Carli, is a hair stylist … Works as a farrier … Enjoys fishing, skiing and racquetball
 

 
 
 
 
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