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Stran Smith


Events: Tie-down Roping
Born: 7/14/1970 Childress, Texas
Joined PRCA: 1994
PRCA Career Earnings: $1,858,705.00
World Titles Won: 1 (2008)
WNFR Qualifications: 11 (1995,1997-01, 2004-05, 2007-08, 2010)
Current Residence: Childress, Texas

2014 world standings place: 72nd
2014 earnings: $16,419
Wrangler NFR average titles: 1 (2008)
Tour Finale titles: 1
    Summer: 2001
Tour Finale qualifications: 9
    Winter: 2004-05
    Summer: 2001-02, 2005
    Championship: 2004-05, 2008-09
Heartland ProRodeo titles: 1 (2008)
DNCFR qualifications: 2 (1998, 2009)
Education: Vernon (Texas) Regional Junior College; West Texas A&M University (Canyon)

Professional
2015 Highlights
• Won the Montana's Biggest Weekend (Dillon)
• Won the Spokane (Wash.) Interstate Rodeo
• Co-champion at the Amarillo (Texas) Tri-State Fair and Rodeo
Career Highlights
• 2014: Won the Silverton (Texas) Buck Wild Days Rodeo
• 2013: Won the Santa Rosa Roundup (Vernon, Texas) and the Great Plains Stampede Rodeo (Altus, Okla.); finished 48th in the world standings with $27,911
• 2012: Won the Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Rodeo. Finished 66th in the world standings with $17,049
• 2011: Finished 133rd in the world standings with $7,344
• 2010: Placed in six rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo; won the $50,000 Shootout Round at RodeoHouston and won a total of $54,175 at the event; won the Treaty Day Celebration & PRCA ProRodeo (Window Rock, Ariz.); finished sixth in the world standings with $135,978
• 2009: Won the Justin Boots Playoffs (Puyallup, Wash.); the Jasper (Texas) Lions Benefit Rodeo; the Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo (El Paso, Texas);  the Old Chisholm Days ProRodeo (Roswell, N.M.); the Panola County Cattleman's Association PRCA Rodeo (Carthage, Texas) and  the Parker County Sheriff's Posse Frontier Days (Weatherford, Texas); finished 17th in the world standings with earnings of $61,996
• 2008: Won the Wrangler NFR average title with a time of 87.1 seconds on 10 head; placed in five rounds; a second-place finish in 7.2 seconds in Round 10 clinched both the average title and his first world championship with season earnings of $181,401; won Rodeo Austin; the San Angelo (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo; the Red Bluff (Calif.) Roundup; California Rodeo Salinas; the Heartland Championships (Waco); the New Mexico Stampede (Rio Rancho) and the Norco (Calif.) Mounted Posse Rodeo
• 2007: Won Round 2 at the Wrangler NFR with an 8.0-second run, and then claimed Round 9 with a time of 7.2 seconds; placed in six of the rodeo’s 10 rounds; finished fifth in the world standings with $88,202 despite shoulder surgery that delayed the start of his season until May; won the Livermore (Calif.) Rodeo; the Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Rodeo and the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of '76 Rodeo; co-champion at the Cache County Fair & Rodeo (Logan, Utah) and the Rowell Ranch Rodeo (Hayward, Calif.)
• 2006: Finished 17th in the world standings with $59,557; won the Industry (Calif.) Hills Charity Pro Rodeo; the Barstow (Calif.) Rodeo Stampede; the Poway (Calif.) Rodeo; the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede (Bremerton, Wash.); the XIT Rodeo & Reunion (Dalhart, Texas) and the Oakdale Saddle Club (Calif.) Rodeo; won the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round at La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Tucson, Ariz.)
• 2005: Won the all-around at La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Tucson, Ariz.); won tie-down roping titles at Kansas' Biggest Rodeo (Phillipsburg); the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo (Vernal, Utah); the World’s Oldest Rodeo (Prescott, Ariz.); the Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo; La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Tucson, Ariz.) and the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo; co-champion at the St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo and the Spokane (Wash.) Interstate Fair and Rodeo; placed 10th in the tie-down roping at the Wrangler NFR with $64,111; finished the year fourth in the world with $160,341
• 2004: Finished just $1,778 behind world champion Monty Lewis with $182,918 and was second in the all-around with $192,696; won the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.); the Greeley (Colo.) Rocky Mountain Stampede; the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of ’76 Rodeo and the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up; won team roping at the Clark County Fair & Rodeo (Logandale, Nev.), with Clint Robinson; won the all-around at Gladewater (Texas) Round-up; placed in six of 10 rounds at the Wrangler NFR, winning Round 4 with a 7.4-second run, Round 7 with a 7.2 and Round 10 with a 7.2
• 2003: Won the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of ‘76 Rodeo and was the co-champion at the Fort Worth (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo; finished 18th in the world standings with $42,474
• 2002: Won the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.)
• 2001: Won the Oakdale (Calif.) Saddle Club Rodeo and the Tour Championship (Dallas), equaling the PRCA single-run tie-down roping record (6.7 seconds)
• 2000: Won the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo and the Pine Country Pro Rodeo (Flagstaff, Ariz.)
• 1999: Won the all-around at the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo
• 1998: Won the all-around at the Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo; won the tie-down roping at the Greeley (Colo.) Independence Stampede
• 1997: Won the all-around and tie-down roping titles in the Texas Circuit; won tie-down roping title at San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo
• 1996: Won California Rodeo Salinas
• 1995: Co-champion at the NILE Rodeo (Billings, Mont.)

Awards
Original Coors Fans Favorite Cowboy, 1998 and 2001. His horse, Topofthemarket "Topper," was twice voted the PRCA/AQHA Horse of the Year, in 2003 and 2005; Topper died April 5, 2007, after being struck by a car in a hit-and-run accident near Smith's Childress, Texas, ranch

Personal
6-3, 180 ... Wife, Jennifer (Douglas), is a former Miss Rodeo America (1995) who works as a TV reporter; sons, Stone and Scout; daughter, Faleh ... A heart defect caused Smith to suffer a mild stroke in April 2003, and he underwent a procedure to correct the atrial septal defect in a procedure May 20, 2003, at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston. He returned to competition in July at the Snake River Stampede in Nampa, Idaho ... Hobbies include all sports and spending time with his kids … Was featured on the 700 Club with wife, Jennifer, in 2009 .... Appeared in the April 2006 issue of European GQ Magazine and was on the cover of the 2007 January/February issue of Stroke Smart
 
 
 
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