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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: $637,683.00
World Titles Won: 1 (2015)
WNFR Qualifications: 3 (2013, 2015-16)
Current Residence: Huntsville, Texas

 
2016 world standings place: 6th
2016 WNFR standings place: 7th
2016 WNFR earnings: $107,308
2016 earnings: $183,777
NFR average titles: 1 (2015)
RNCFR 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
2017 Highlights
• Won the all-around at the Crockett (Texas) Lions Club PRCA Rodeo
Career Highlights

• 2016: Won Round 5 and Round 10, and placed in five rounds to rank seventh at the Wrangler NFR. 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 WNFR average title with a time of 80.70 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 National Finals Rodeo, including second-place finishes in Rounds 2 and 10. 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, 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, Texas). 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-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 … Primary heading horse is Hooch and primary tie-down roping horses are Sigman and Wrangler
 
 
 
 
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