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Chuck Schmidt

Events: Saddle Bronc Riding
Born: 3/28/1988 Hettinger, N.D.
Joined PRCA: 2008
PRCA Career Earnings: $498,964.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 3 (2011, 2015-16)
Current Residence: Keldron, S.D.

2018 world standings place: 50th
2018 earnings: $20,408
Education: Black Hills State University (Spearfish, S.D.)

2019 Highlights
• Won the Cinch World's Toughest Rodeo (Cedar Rapid, Iowa)
Career Highlights
• 2018: Won the 140th Silver Spurs Rodeo (Kissimmee, Fla.), the 40th Annual Headwaters PRCA Rodeo (Park Rapids, Minn.) and the Catfish Stampede (Onida, S.D.)
• 2017: Won the 138th Silver Spurs Rodeo (Kissimmee, Fla.) and the Sundre (Alberta) ProRodeo. Finished 27th in the world standings with $41,525

• 2016: Placed in one round to rank 15th at the Wrangler NFR. Finished 15th in the world standings with $83,244. Won the Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo, the Sundre (Alberta) Pro Rodeo, the Lea Park Rodeo (Marwayne, Alberta), the Tri-State Rodeo (Fort Madison, Iowa), the Medicine Hat (Alberta) Stampede, the Strathmore (Alberta) Stampede, the Maah Daah Hey Stampede (Grassy Butte, N.D.),  the Sioux Empire Fair Rodeo (Sioux Falls, S.D.) and the McCone County Fair PRCA Rodeo (Circle, Mont.). 
• 2015: Placed in two rounds at the Wrangler NFR to rank eighth in the average. Won Rodeo Austin (Texas), the Cody (Wyo.) Stampede, Wrangler MDT Gold Rodeo, the Rooftop Rodeo (Estes Park, Colo.), the Dixie National Rodeo (Jackson, Miss.), the Cheney (Wash.) Rodeo, the PRCA Championship Rodeo (Bismarck, N.D.), the PRCA Championship Rodeo (Fargo, N.D.), the Days of the Old West Rodeo (Delta, Utah), the Dawson County Fair & Rodeo (Glendive, Mont.) and the Elk City (Okla.) Rodeo of Champions. Co-champion at the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up and the Strathmore (Alberta) Stampede. Finished 12th in the world standings with $112,256
• 2014: Did not compete
• 2013: Won the Sheridan WYO Rodeo; the Medicine Hat (Alberta) Stampede; the NILE ProRodeo (Billings, Mont.); the High Prairie (Alberta) Elks ProRodeo and the Dacotah Stampede Rodeo (Aberdeen, S.D.). Finished 17th in the world standings with $46,488
• 2012: Won the Dodge City (Kan.) Round-Up; the Okeechobee (Fla.) Cattleman’s Spring Rodeo; the PRCA Championship Rodeo (Fargo, N.D.); the Atlantic City (N.J.) Boardwalk Rodeo; the Crazy Horse (S.D.) Stampede; the Scotts Bluff County Fair & Rodeo (Mitchell, Neb.); the Fallon County Fair & Rodeo (Baker, Mont.) and the McCone County Fair PRCA Rodeo (Circle, Mont.). Finished 22nd in the world standings with $39,492
• 2011: Won Round 2 of the Wrangler NFR with an 87.5-point ride on Bar T Rodeo’s Son of Sadie and placed in two other rounds to rank 12th in the average before withdrawing after the ninth round with a broken right foot. Won the Four States Fair Rodeo (Texarkana, Ark.); the Minnesota Horse Exposition Rodeo (St. Paul); the PRCA Championship Rodeo (Fargo, N.D.) and the Hamel (Minn.) Rodeo & Bull Ridin’ Bonanza. Finished 12th in the world standings with $76,478
• 2010: Won the SandHills Stock Show & Rodeo (Odessa, Texas); the Stanley (Wis.) Rodeo and the Dakota Stampede Rodeo (Aberdeen, S.D.). Finished 34th in the world standings with $28,625
• 2009: Won the Crystal Springs Ranch Rodeo (Clear Lake, S.D.); finished 40th in the world standings with $22,942
• 2008: Won the Cherokee (Iowa) Chamber PRCA Rodeo; the Days of ‘56 Rodeo (Ponca, Neb.); the Energy Town Pro Rodeo (Gillette, Wyo.) and the Crystal Springs Ranch Rodeo (Clear Lake, S.D.); co-champion at the Ashley (N.D.) Rodeo. Finished 74th in the world standings with $11,133

Won the College National Finals Rodeo (Casper, Wyo.) saddle bronc riding championship, 2008; also qualified for the CNFR in 2007 and 2009, finishing fourth in 2009

5-10, 165 … Single … Parents, Stuart and Lisa Schmidt, are ranchers in Keldron, S.D.; older sister, Tottie Hotchkiss … Was a history major at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, S.D … Graduated from high school at the Sunshine Bible Academy (Miller, S.D.), where he competed in wrestling, qualifying for the state meet as a senior … Enjoys doing leatherwork; he made his own saddle and chinks for his ranch horse … Favorite rodeo is Crystal Springs Ranch Rodeo (Clear Lake, S.D.) … Favorite book is Big Enough by Will James … Favorite meal is cheeseburgers and French fries

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