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Will Smith


Events: Saddle Bronc Riding
Born: 11/29/1988 Lugoff, S.C.
Joined PRCA: 2011
PRCA Career Earnings: $106,640.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 0
Current Residence: Marshall, Mo.

2016 world standings place: 63rd
2016 earnings: $12,785
RNCFR qualifications: 1 (2011)
Education: Missouri Valley College (Marshall, Mo.), bachelor’s degree in religion and philosophy, 2011

Professional
2017 Highlights
• Won the 41st Annual Isanti (Minn.) Firefighters Rodeo
Career Highlights
• 2016: Won the Linn County Fair & Rodeo (Mound City, Kan.) and the American Royal Rodeo (Kansas City, Mo.)

• 2015: Won the Nacogdoches (Texas) Pro Rodeo & Steer Show, the Kiwanis Club of Clarksville (Tenn.) Rodeo and the Carson (Iowa) Community Rodeo. Finished 28th in the world standings with $29,669
• 2014: Won the Mobetta Stampede (Apache, Okla.). Co-champion at the Dixie National Rodeo (Jackson, Miss.) and the Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo with an 89-point ride on 2011 PRCA Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year Medicine Woman. Finished 37th in the world standings with $23,676
• 2013: Won the Mesquite (Texas) Spring Classic; the Wisconsin River Pro Rodeo (Merrill, Wis.); co-champion at the Mighty Fraser Pro Rodeo (Abbottsford, British Columbia). Finished 31st in the world standings with $26,645
• 2012: Won the Gladewater (Texas) Roundup Rodeo; finished 61st in the world standings with $11,831
• 2011: Co-champion at the Days of ’47 Rodeo (Salt Lake City, Utah); finished 48th in the world standings and third in the rookie standings behind Sterling Crawley and Cole Elshere with $14,818
• 2010: Won the Ram Great Lakes Circuit Finals Rodeo (Louisville, Ky.) and the Great Lakes Circuit year-end title; earned $12,079 on his permit

Amateur
Finished third in the saddle bronc riding at the College National Finals Rodeo (Casper, Wyo.), 2010, helping Missouri Valley College finish second in the team standings; finished 10th in the saddle bronc riding in 2009 and qualified for the CNFR all four years. Qualified for the National High School Rodeo Finals four times

Personal
5-8, 150 … Single … Parents, Billy and Lynn Smith; sister, Rebecca … He is the first in his family to compete in rodeo and he got involved at age 13 when he attended a weekend rodeo school in South Carolina. He went to a Sankey Rodeo School in Summerville, Ga., the following year to learn how to ride saddle bronc horses and decided he loved it even after breaking his arm … Also competed in tie-down roping in high school rodeos …Switched from a political science major at Missouri Valley College to dual majors of religion and business and would like to get his master’s in theological studies … Graduated from Lugoff (S.C.) Elgin High School; competed on the wrestling team in the 103-119 weight classes … Enjoys fishing and riding colts when he has free time … Favorite rodeo is the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up … Favorite movie is Garden State and favorite book is the Bible

 
 
 
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