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Sterling Smith


Events: Tie-down Roping
Born: 8/27/1983 Prescott, Ariz.
Joined PRCA: 2007
PRCA Career Earnings: $565,472.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 2 (2013, 2015)
Current Residence: Stephenville, Texas

2016 world standings place: 22nd
2016 earnings: $54,812
Tour Finale Qualifications: 2 (2013, 2015)
Education: Vernon (Texas) College, associate degree; Tarleton State University (Stephenville, Texas), bachelor’s degree in business management

Professional
2016 Highlights

• Won the Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Lovington, N.M.)
• Won the Bell County PRCA Rodeo (Belton, Texas)
• Won the Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo (El Paso, Texas)
• Won the XIT Rodeo & Reunion (Dalhart, Texas)
Career Highlights
• 2015: Split the Round 4 win and placed in four other rounds at the Wrangler NFR. Won the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show (Fort Worth, Texas), the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show & Rodeo (Mercedes, Texas), the New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo (Albuquerque) , the Parker County Frontier Days and PRCA Rodeo (Weatherford, Texas) and the XIT Rodeo & Reunion (Dalhart, Texas). Co-champion at the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.), the Ute Stampede (Nephi, Utah). Finished ninth in the world standings with $152,739
• 2014: Won the Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo;  Rodeo de Santa Fe (N.M.) and the Elk City (Okla.) Rodeo of Champions. Won the all-around and tie-down roping at the PRCA Stampede Rodeo (Athens, Texas) and the XIT Rodeo & Reunion (Dalhart, Texas). Won the all-around at the Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo (El Paso, Texas). Finished 37th in the world standings with $32,912
• 2013: Placed in three rounds of his debut at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Won the Pioneer Days Rodeo (Clovis, N.M.); the Rooftop Rodeo (Estes Park, Colo.) and the Angelina County Benefit Rodeo (Lufkin, Texas). Won two preliminary rounds and finished second in the finals of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo to earn $13,755. Finished 12th in the world standings with $104,729.
• 2012: Won the Mineral Wells (Texas) Rodeo; the Canton (Texas) Stampede Rodeo and the Deseret Peak PRCA Stampede (Tooele, Utah).  Tied for third place in the finals of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, earning $9,334. Won the first round at Rodeo Austin (Texas). Placed sixth in the final round and tied for sixth in the average at the National Western Stock Show (Denver). Finished 28th in the world standings with $43,640
• 2011: Won the Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Lovington, N.M.); the West of the Pecos Rodeo (Pecos, Texas); Rodeo Killeen (Texas) and the Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series-July 8 & July 15. Finished 45th in the world standings with $25,963
• 2010: Won the Ogden (Utah) Pioneer Days Rodeo; finished 55th in the world standings with $22,974
• 2009: Finished 42nd in the world standings with $31,308
• 2008: Won the Mineral Wells (Texas) Rodeo; finished 55th in the world standings with $20,713
• 2007: Won California Rodeo Salinas; the Springville (Calif.) Sierra Rodeo and the Red River Rodeo (Wichita Falls, Texas). Finished 34th in the world standings and first in the tie-down roping rookie standings with $33,510
Amateur
Helped Vernon (Texas) College win the College National Finals Rodeo team title in 2003; named CNFR rookie of the year and his McConnell Star was named AQHA Horse of the Year
 
Awards
PRCA Resistol Tie-down Roping Rookie of the Year, 2007
Personal
6-0, 175 … Son, Shane (born 2004) … Father, Brad, was the 1978 team roping world champion partnered with George Richards; mom, Barrie (Beach), was a two-time College National Finals Rodeo all-around champion while attending Central Arizona College; sister, Shelby … Hobbies are hunting and fishing … Works in the family’s construction business and on the family ranch in Stephenville, Texas, when not on the road competing … Graduated from Stephenville High School in 2002 … Favorite rodeos are San Antonio, Texas, and Salinas, Calif. … Favorite films are Tombstone and Top Gun … Favorite meal is Mexican food "or a good steak"
 
 
 
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