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Chance Smart

Events: Bull Riding
Born: 12/9/1983 Tupelo, Miss.
Joined PRCA: 2004
PRCA Career Earnings: $554,700.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 2 (2007-2008)
Current Residence: Philadelphia, Miss.

Education: East Central Community College (Decatur, Miss.), University of West Alabama

Career Highlights
• 2014: Co-champion at the Rusk County PRCA Rodeo (Henderson, Texas) 
• 2013: Did not compete
• 2012: Finished 147th in the world standings with $5,455
• 2011: Won the Austin County Fair & Rodeo (Bellville, Texas)Co-champion at the Deep South PRCA Rodeo (Winnsboro, La.). Co-champion at the Days of '47 Rodeo (Salt Lake City, Utah) and the Bennington (Kan.) PRCA Rodeo. Finished 26th in the world standings with $44,569
• 2010: Won the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo and the North Idaho Fair & Rodeo (Coeur d'Alene, Idaho); finished 27th in the world standings with $50,926
• 2009: On Jan. 31, 2009, Smart sustained a severe concussion, fractured right cheek bone and injured his right eye at a Rapid City, S.D., Xtreme Bulls event when he was struck in the head by a horn while riding Burns Rodeo bull Skunk Works. He was knocked unconscious and stepped on. He underwent surgery on April 3, 2009, to repair the damage in his right eye. Won the Mesquite Championship Rodeo-June 12. Finished 101st in the world standings with $11,128
• 2008: Tied for first place with Douglas Duncan in Round 3 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and placed in two other rounds; finished second in the world standings with earnings of $197,225. Won the Xtreme Bulls Tour Finale (Indianapolis, Ind.) and the season points championship. Won the San Antonio Xtreme Bulls Tour event-Jan. 31; the San Antonio (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo; the Goliad (Texas) County Fair PRCA Rodeo; the Tate FFA Alumni Foundation Rodeo (Pensacola, Fla.); the Crowley's Ridge Saddle Club & Lions Club PRCA Rodeo (Forrest City, Ark.) and the Bennington (Kan.) PRCA Rodeo
• 2007: Finished third in the world standings with $197,399 after placing in six of 10 rounds at the Wrangler NFR. He was second in the average and only World Champion Wes Silcox rode more bulls at the rodeo (seven) than Smart. Won the average title at the RodeoHouston Xtreme Bulls Tour stop with 172 points on two head, earning $21,493. Won the Walker County Fair & Rodeo (Huntsville, Texas) with a 91-point ride; the Ralph Morgan Semi-Annual Rodeo (Lauderdale, Miss.) with an 88-point ride; the Crosby (Texas) Fair & Rodeo; the Harrison (Ark.) Roundup Club PRCA Rodeo; the Rusk County PRCA Rodeo (Henderson, Texas); the Rodeo of the Mid-South (Southhaven, Miss.), and the Dodge Southeastern Circuit Finals Rodeo (Brighton, Fla., Jan. 4-6, 2008). Co-champion at the Wild West Pro Rodeo (Silver City, N.M.) with a 90-point ride and the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of '76 Rodeo. Finished second in the Xtreme Bulls Tour standings with $57,423
• 2006: Won the Washington Parish Free Fair Rodeo (Franklinton, La.); the Austin County Fair & Rodeo (Bellville, Texas); the Buckin' on the River Rodeo (Savannah, Tenn.); the Big Spring (Texas) Cowboy Reunion & Rodeo and the Crockett (Texas) Lions Club PRCA Rodeo. Finished 40th in the world standings with $35,151
• 2005: Won the Dodge Southeastern Circuit Finals Rodeo

Mississippi State High School Rodeo Association champion, 2002. National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Ozark Region champion, 2005

5-9, 137 … Wife, Summer, is a massage therapist … Chance’s other occupation is welding … Enjoys golfing … Parents are Keith Smart (team roper) and Yvonne Pearson (works for UPS); brothers, Evan and Tony (PRCA bull rider) … Favorite livestock draw is anything from the 4L & Diamond S Rodeo Company ... Dream livestock to draw would be Mossy Oak Camo … Favorite food is steak, favorite movie is Walk the Line and favorite musician is Johnny Cash … Rodeo idol is Cody Custer … Involved in rodeo since age 5 … Uses religious CDs and Bible scripture to prepare for competition; he plans to ride for another few years before entering the ministry
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