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Tyler Smith


Events: Bull Riding
Born: 4/18/1987 Grand Junction, Colo.
Joined PRCA: 2008
PRCA Career Earnings: $720,205.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 4 (2010, 2013-14, 2016)
Current Residence: Fruita, Colo.

2016 world standings place: 10th
2016 WNFR standings place: 8th
2016 WNFR earnings: $59,077
2016 earnings: $139,891
Tour Finale qualifications: 3
   Championship: 2010, 2013-14
Education: Vernon (Texas) College

Professional
2016 Highlights

• Won Round 8 and placed in three rounds to rank eighth at the Wrangler NFR
• Won the Sheridan WYO Rodeo
• Won the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo
• Won the Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho)
• Won the Oakley Independence Day Rodeo (Oakley City, Utah)
• Won the Rowell Ranch Rodeo (Hayward, Calif.)
• Won the Coleman (Texas) PRCA Rodeo
• Won the Division 2 Qualifying Event Xtreme Bulls (Lewiston, Idaho)
Career Highlights
• 2015: Finished 75th in the world standings with $15,636
• 2014: Won Round 10 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with an 84.5-point ride on D & H Cattle's Hot Wired and placed in three additional rounds. Won the Seminole Classic Xtreme Bulls (Okeechobee, Fla.), the Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo (Moab, Utah) and the Division 2 Qualifying Xtreme Bulls Event (Albuquerque, N.M.). Co-champion at the Wrangler Champions Challenge (Amarillo, Texas) and at the Eagle (Colo.) County Fair & Rodeo. Finished 6th in the world standings with $131,031
• 2013: Placed in four rounds of the Wrangler NFR, including second-place results in Rounds 2 and 5; finished third in the world standings with $156,277. Won the Reno (Nev.) Xtreme Bulls; the Rapid City (S.D.) Xtreme Bulls; the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo; the Buffalo Bill Rodeo (North Platte, Neb.) and La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Tucson, Ariz.). Co-champion at the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.)
• 2012: Finished 107th in the world standings with $8,677 • 2011: Finished 29th in the world standings with $36,111 • 2010: Placed in three rounds of the Wrangler NFR, including a win in Round 8 with an 87-point ride on D & H Cattle's Grey Dog; finished third in the world standings with $156,132. Won the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo; the Will Rogers Stampede (Claremore, Okla.) and the Austin, Texas, Division 2 Xtreme Bulls event
• 2009: Won the Pioneer Days Rodeo (Clovis, N.M.); finished 18th in the world standings with earnings of $59,491
• 2008: Won the Colorado State Fair & Rodeo (Pueblo); the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo (Castle Rock, Colo.) and the Ouray County Fair & Rodeo (Ridgeway, Colo.), finished 73rd in the world standings with $16,959

Amateur
Three-time qualifier for the National High School Finals Rodeo; Colorado high school bull riding champion, 2004; finished fourth in the International Finals Youth Rodeo, 2005

Personal
5-8, 135 … Single … Father, David, is a former PRCA bareback rider who works as a truck driver hauling heavy equipment and mother, Jeannine, is a secretary at Fruita-Monument High School; has one younger brother, Ryan … Graduated from Fruita-Monument High in 2005 … Competed in high school wrestling for  three years before concentrating on rodeo as a senior … Enters team roping jackpots with his dad when he isn’t on the road competing in PRCA rodeos … Enjoys boating and wakeboarding ... Favorite rodeos are the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days and the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up … Travels with Clayton Foltyn and Ryan Shanklin … Favorite movie is Lonesome Dove
 
 
 
 
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