Patrick Smith – Lipan, Texas
2-time World Champion
12–time WNFR qualifier
2-time RNCFR qualifier
2-time WNFR average champion
Together Again might be a theme song for Patrick Smith and Trevor Brazile — their team roping partnership didn’t miss a beat.
Patrick joined the PRCA in 2003 and just two years later won the first of his world titles roping with Clay Tryan. In 2007, he and Trevor started roping together and they had seven consecutive Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) qualifications to their credit and the 2010 world championships.
In 2014, Kaleb Driggers started turning steers for Patrick and Trevor roped with Travis Graves. They placed in five rounds at the WNFR and Patrick finished the year in sixth place.
This year, he and Trevor who are good friends and business partners outside of the arena teamed up and got off to a good start with a $13,000 win at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo last February. They also were co-champions at the Pendleton Round-Up in September giving them titles at two of the oldest and most prestigious rodeos in the country.
Patrick didn’t start roping until 1998. He took out a loan for his first horse and one of the jobs he got to pay off his loan was as a waiter at Chili’s. That worked for a while because he could rope all day and work in the evenings. When a job interfered with his roping, it was time for a new job.
He won’t need a different job for a long time now. Along with competing, Patrick is putting on clinics and has recently released an instructional DVD. He and his wife Christi are the proud parents of two daughters, Kylee and Kenzie and a son, Elijah.