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Caleb Smidt


Events: Tie-down Roping, Team Roping (Heading)
Born: 8/29/1989 Victoria, Texas
Joined PRCA: 2012
PRCA Career Earnings: $1,100,371.00
World Titles Won: 2 (2015, 2018)
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 5 (2013, 2015-18)
Current Residence: Huntsville, Texas

2018 world standings place: 1st
2018 Wrangler NFR standings place: 1st   
2018 Wrangler NFR earnings: $142,846
2018 earnings: $232,817
Wrangler NFR average titles: 2 (2015, 2018)
RAM NCFR qualifications: 1 (2016)
Tour Finale Qualifications: 2 (2013, 2015)
Education: Wharton County (Texas) Junior College and Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, Texas), bachelor's degree in agricultural business

Professional
2018 Highlights
• Placed in six rounds, including winning Round 1 as he went on to win his second world championship, finishing the season with $232,817. He also won the Wrangler NFR average for the second time in his career with an 83.7-second time on 10 head. He earned $142,846 at the Wrangler NFR, the most of any tie-down roper at the 2018 Wrangler NFR.
• Won the all-around and tie-down roping at the Pasadena (Texas) Livestock Show & Rodeo
• Won the Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup Rodeo
• Won the Rodeo de Santa Fe (N.M.) 
• Won the Greeley (Colo.) Stampede
• Won the Rooftop Rodeo (Estes Park, Colo.)
• Won the Rodeo Corpus Christi (Texas)
• Won the Dixie National Rodeo (Jackson, Miss.)
• Co-champion at the Livingston (Mont.) Roundup
• Co-champion at the Matagorda County Fair & Rodeo (Bay City, Texas)
Career Highlights
• 2017: Finished fifth in the tie-down roping world standings with $209,098. He placed in four rounds at the Wrangler NFR and split the win in Round 8. Earned $66,904 at Wrangler NFR. finished seventh in the all-around world standings. Won the all-around and tie-down roping at Ropin Dreams Cowboy Fellowship PRCA Rodeo (Jourdanton, Texas). Won the all-around and co-champion in tie-down roping at the Cody (Wyo.) Stampede. Won the all-around at the Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Rodeo, the Parker County Sherriff's Posse Frontier Days and PRCA Rodeo (Weatherford, Texas), the Greeley (Colo.) Stampede, the Rodeo de Santa Fe (N.M.), the Ram Texas (Waco) Circuit Finals Rodeo, 
the Crockett (Texas) Lions Club PRCA Rodeo and the Strawberry Days Rodeo (Pleasant Grove, Utah). Won the tie-down roping at the Horse Heaven Round-Up (Kennewick, Wash.), the Ogden (Utah) Pioneer Days and the World's Oldest Rodeo (Prescott, Ariz.)
• 2016: Won Round 5 and Round 10, and placed in five rounds to rank seventh at the Wrangler NFR. Finished sixth in the world standings with $183,777. Won the All-American ProRodeo Finals (Waco, Texas), the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo, and The Famous Preston (Idaho) Night Rodeo. Won the all-around and team roping at the Matagorda County Fair & Rodeo (Bay City, Texas), with B.J. Dugger. Won the all-around and was co-champion in team roping at the Austin Co. Fair and Rodeo (Bellville, Texas), with B.J. Duggar. Won the all-around and co-champion in tie-down roping at the Central Wyoming Fair & Rodeo (Casper). Won the all-around at the Bell County PRCA Rodeo (Belton, Texas) and the all-around at the Comal County Fair & Rodeo (New Braunfels, Texas)
• 2015: Split the Round 3 win and placed in seven other rounds at the Wrangler NFR to win his first average title with a time of 80.7 seconds on 10 head and capture his first world championship with $242,354. Won the Sheridan WYO Rodeo, the Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho), the Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup Rodeo, the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of ‘76 Rodeo and the Omak (Wash.) Stampede. Won the all-around at the Greeley (Colo.) Stampede, the all-around at the Livingston (Mont.) Roundup, the all-around at the Pasadena (Texas) Livestock Show & Rodeo. Won the all-around and tie-down roping at the West Texas Fair & Rodeo (Abilene).
• 2014: Won the all-around and team roping at the Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo (Rosenberg, Texas), with B.J. Dugger, the all-around and tie-down roping at the Freestone County PRCA Rodeo (Fairfield, Texas), the all-around and tie-down roping at the Helotes (Texas) Festival Association Rodeo and the all-around at the Nacogdoches (Texas) Pro Rodeo & Steer Show. Finished 46th in the world standings with $26,873
• 2013: Placed in three rounds of his debut at the Wrangler NFR, including second-place finishes in Rounds 2 and 10 to rank 12th in the average. Won the all-around and tie-down roping at the Central Wyoming Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Casper, Wyo.); the Molalla (Ore.) Buckeroo Rodeo; the Coleman (Texas) PRCA Rodeo; the Gladewater (Texas) Round-Up Rodeo; the State Fair of Louisiana Pro Rodeo (Shreveport, La.) and the Walker County Fair & Rodeo (Huntsville, Texas). Won the all-around, tie-down roping and team roping at the Crockett (Texas) Lions Club PRCA Rodeo, with B.J. Dugger. Won the all-around and was co-champion in the tie-down roping at the Pasadena (Texas) Livestock Show & Rodeo. Won the all-around at the Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup Rodeo; the West Texas Fair & Rodeo (Abilene, Texas); the Helotes (Texas) Festival Association Rodeo; the Trinity Valley Exposition Fair & Rodeo (Liberty, Texas); the Waller County Fair & Rodeo (Hempstead, Texas); the Leesville (La.) Lions Club Rodeo; the Tulsa (Okla.) State Fair PRCA Rodeo; the 16th Annual Canton (Texas) Stampede and the Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series on June 14-15. Finished 10th in the world standings with $110,628
• 2012: Won the all-around at the RAM Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo (Waco). Won the all-around, team roping (with Cole Davison) and tie-down roping at the Guadalupe County Fair & Rodeo (Seguin, Texas). Won the all-around at the Pasadena (Texas) Livestock Show & Rodeo; the State Fair of Louisiana Rodeo (Shreveport); the Waller County Fair & Rodeo (Hempstead, Texas) and the Trinity Valley Exposition Rodeo (Liberty, Texas). Won the tie-down roping at the Evergreen (Colo.) Rodeo; the Bryan (Texas) Breakfast Lions Club PRCA Rodeo and the Gladewater (Texas) Round-Up Rodeo. (Partner Cole Davison) Won team roping titles at the Kendall County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Boerne, Texas); the Amicus Club PRCA Rodeo (Alexandria, La.) and the Matagorda County Fair & Rodeo (Bay City, Texas); co-champion at the Austin County Fair & Rodeo (Bellville, Texas). Won the team roping at the Belton (Texas) Chamber 4th of July Celebration & Pro Rodeo, with Joel Bach. Earned $31,532 to set a PRCA career record for money earned on a permit with a two-year total of $60,985
• 2011: Won the all-around, team roping and tie-down roping at the Kendall County PRCA Rodeo (Boerne, Texas); the all-around and tie-down roping at the Guadalupe County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Seguin, Texas) and the Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series on Aug. 19; the all-around and the team roping (with Jud Nowotny) at the Rio Grande Valley Exposition Rodeo (Mercedes, Texas); the all-around at the Rusk County PRCA Rodeo (Henderson, Texas); the Pasadena (Texas) Livestock Show & Rodeo and the Comal County Fair & Rodeo (New Braunfels, Texas). Earned $29,453 on his permit, the eighth highest total in history for a permit holder, and finished second to Trevor Brazile in the Texas Circuit all-around standings

Amateur
College National Finals Rodeo all-around champion and tie-down roping reserve champion while at Wharton County (Texas) Junior College, 2010. Texas high school tie-down roping champion, 2008, and reserve champion that year at the National High School Finals Rodeo

Personal
6-0, 155 … Wife, Brenna (married Nov. 2, 2013), is an accountant; son, Cru … Father, Randy Smidt, works at a feed lot in Gonzales, Texas, and mother, Denise, is a home health nurse; he has one older brother, Aaron … Enjoys hunting … Earned his degree in agricultural business from Sam Houston State University in December 2012 … Graduated from Yorktown (Texas) High School in 2008 
 
 
 
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