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Will Smith

Events: Saddle Bronc Riding
Born: 11/29/1988 Lugoff, S.C.
Joined PRCA: 2011
PRCA Career Earnings: $146,821.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 0
Current Residence: Marshall, Mo.

2019 world standings place: Did not compete
Education: Missouri Valley College (Marshall, Mo.), bachelor’s degree in religion and philosophy, 2011

Career Highlights
• 2018: Won the Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo (Rosenberg, Texas). Finished 158th in the world standings with $2,935
• 2017: Won the 41st Annual Isanti (Minn.) Firefighters Rodeo, the Juneau County Fair Pro Rodeo (Mauston, Wis.), the Lynden (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo and the National Cattle Congress (Waterloo, Iowa). Co-champion at the Brown County Fair Pro Rodeo (Depere, Wis.). Finished Finished 41st in the world standings with $25,264

• 2016: Won the Linn County Fair & Rodeo (Mound City, Kan.) and the American Royal Rodeo (Kansas City, Mo.). Finished 63rd in the world standings with $12,785

• 2015: Won the Nacogdoches (Texas) Pro Rodeo & Steer Show, the Kiwanis Club of Clarksville (Tenn.) Rodeo and the Carson (Iowa) Community Rodeo. Finished 28th in the world standings with $29,669
• 2014: Won the Mobetta Stampede (Apache, Okla.). Co-champion at the Dixie National Rodeo (Jackson, Miss.) and the Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo with an 89-point ride on 2011 PRCA Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year Medicine Woman. Finished 37th in the world standings with $23,676
• 2013: Won the Mesquite (Texas) Spring Classic; the Wisconsin River Pro Rodeo (Merrill, Wis.); co-champion at the Mighty Fraser Pro Rodeo (Abbottsford, British Columbia). Finished 31st in the world standings with $26,645
• 2012: Won the Gladewater (Texas) Roundup Rodeo; finished 61st in the world standings with $11,831
• 2011: Co-champion at the Days of ’47 Rodeo (Salt Lake City, Utah); finished 48th in the world standings and third in the rookie standings behind Sterling Crawley and Cole Elshere with $14,818
• 2010: Won the Ram Great Lakes Circuit Finals Rodeo (Louisville, Ky.) and the Great Lakes Circuit year-end title; earned $12,079 on his permit

Finished third in the saddle bronc riding at the College National Finals Rodeo (Casper, Wyo.), 2010, helping Missouri Valley College finish second in the team standings; finished 10th in the saddle bronc riding in 2009 and qualified for the CNFR all four years. Qualified for the National High School Rodeo Finals four times

5-8, 150 … Single … Parents, Billy and Lynn Smith; sister, Rebecca … He is the first in his family to compete in rodeo and he got involved at age 13 when he attended a weekend rodeo school in South Carolina. He went to a Sankey Rodeo School in Summerville, Ga., the following year to learn how to ride saddle bronc horses and decided he loved it even after breaking his arm … Also competed in tie-down roping in high school rodeos …Switched from a political science major at Missouri Valley College to dual majors of religion and business and would like to get his master’s in theological studies … Graduated from Lugoff (S.C.) Elgin High School; competed on the wrestling team in the 103-119 weight classes … Enjoys fishing and riding colts when he has free time … Favorite rodeo is the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up … Favorite movie is Garden State and favorite book is the Bible

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