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Caleb Smidt

Name and Hometown: Caleb Smidt – Bellville, Texas

8-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Qualifier

2015 & 2018 World Champion

Joined PRCA: 2012

Regular Season Earnings: $139,629

Starting 2021 NFR in 4th place

Major regular season wins –

• Texas Circuit Finals (Waco), $3,720
• Sandhills Stock Show & Rodeo, $5,715
• Red Bluff (California) Round Up, $6,069
• Reno (Nevada) Rodeo, $12,232
• Rodeo of the Ozarks (Springdale, Arkansas), $4,006
• Crooked River Roundup (Prineville, Oregon), $7,384
• Black Hills Roundup (Belle Fourche, South Dakota), $4,965
• Ogden (Utah) Pioneer Days, $5,805
• Deadwood (South Dakota) Days of ’76 Rodeo, $5,775
• Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo, $8,183

Fun Facts about Caleb: He won the College National Finals Rodeo All-Around championship in 2010 while attending Wharton County (Texas) Junior College (WCJC). Because of his success in the arena, Caleb was part of the inaugural group inducted into WCJC’s Athletic Hall of Fame. He went on to Sam Houston State University and got his bachelor’s degree in agricultural business. He puts that degree and those college rodeo experiences to use in and out of the arena. Last year, Caleb qualified for his seventh WNFR, but because of COVID he did not get to compete. It’s not the first adversity he has faced and just like every other time, he put one foot in front of the other and kept looking forward. He does that with his wife, Brenna by his side. They have three children. Their oldest son Cru was born just after Caleb won his 2015 gold buckle. Daughter Myla arrived in October before he won his second. They just welcomed another son, Chaz. They are hoping for a third gold buckle to go with a third child.

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