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Ryle Smith


Events: Steer Wrestling, Tie-down Roping
Born: 2/22/1987 Oakdale, Calif.
Joined PRCA: 2010
PRCA Career Earnings: $352,499.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 1 (2016)
Current Residence: Oakdale, Calif.

2016 world standings place: 11th (AA), 15th (TD), 206th (SW)
2016 WNFR standings place: 14th
2016 WNFR earnings: $27,064
2016 earnings: $99,862 (AA), $94,386 (TD), $4,192 (SW)
RNCFR qualifications: 5 (2012-16)
Education: Tarleton State University (Stephenville, Texas), bachelor’s degree in business management

Professional
2016 Highlights

• Placed in two rounds to rank 14th at the Wrangler NFR
• 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
• Won the all-around and tie-down roping at the Marysville (Calif.) Stampede
• Won the all-around at the Kern County Sheriff Reserve Stampede Days Rodeo (Bakersfield, Calif.)
Career Highlights
• 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, Calif.). 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.). 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, Calif.). 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, Calif.). Won the all-around at California Rodeo Salinas (Calif.); 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 … Single … First name Ryle rhymes with “Kyle” … 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 … Primary competition horses are 20-year-old Badger - who Smith has utilized as a heading horse, hazing horse and now as his tie-down roping mount – and Trouble With Chicks (“Trouble”), who Smith trained himself while in school at Tarleton State … Waited to buy his PRCA card until after he had graduated from college in the fall of 2009 … Works as a farrier and represents Florida-based La Victoria Performance … Enjoys fishing, skiing and racquetball … Graduated from Oakdale (Calif.) High School in 2005
 
 
 
 
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