Caleb Smidt

Name and Hometown: Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas

9-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Qualifier

3-time World Champion

Joined PRCA: 2012

Regular Season Earnings: $149,516

Starting 2022 NFR in 4th place

Major regular season wins –

• Roping Fiesta (San Angelo, Texas), $5,468
• Rodeo Austin (Texas), $7,858
• Reno (Nevada) Rodeo, $13,009
• St. Paul (Oregon) Rodeo, $9,501
• Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede, $12,250
• Big Fork (Montana) Summer ProRodeo, $5,204
• Calgary (Alberta) Stampede, $67,000
• Central Wyoming Fair & Rodeo (Casper), $8,504
• Lea County Fair Rodeo (Lovington, New Mexico), $5,071

Fun Facts about Caleb: He and his wife, Brenna, have three children and three gold buckles to go with them. Instrumental in those three gold buckles is Caleb’s four-legged partner Pocketful of Light, “Pockets,” who was also ridden this year by Marty Yates. After a slow start to the season, Caleb started heating up at the Reno Rodeo with a second-place finish. He got the win at St. Paul, Oregon and was in 8th place. His luck and hard work continued north of the border where he won the Calgary Stampede for the second time. He also earned that title in 2019. It took the pressure off of him and instead of going to the Northwest in September, Pockets got a rest and he and his family stayed closer to their home in Bellville. Now they are all gearing up for another trip to Las Vegas to watch their world champion in action.

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