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Jared Smith

Events: Bareback Riding
Born: 1/24/1988 Williston, Fla.
Joined PRCA: 2008
PRCA Career Earnings: $348,007.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 2 (2009, 2013)
Current Residence: Cross Plains, Texas

Education: Ranger (Texas) College; Western Texas College (Snyder)

Career Highlights

• 2015: Won the ABC Rodeo (Lubbock, Texas). Finished 56th in the world standings with $14,048
• 2014: Won the Ogden (Utah) Pioneer Days; the Guadalupe County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Seguin, Texas); the Helotes (Texas) Festival Association Rodeo; the Matagorda County Fair & Rodeo (Bay City, Texas) and the Fallon County Fair & Rodeo (Baker, Mont.). Co-champion at the World's Oldest Rodeo (Prescott, Ariz.) and the Wild, Wild West ProRodeo (Silver City, N.M.). Finished 21st in the world standings with $46,399
• 2013: Qualified for his second Wrangler National Finals Rodeo appearance and placed in one round, finishing 15th in the world standings with $69,027. Won the Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo; the Rodeo of the Ozarks (Springdale, Ark.); the Nagocdoches (Texas) Pro Rodeo & Steer Show; the Homestead (Fla.) Championship Rodeo; the 130th Silver Spurs Rodeo (Kissimmee, Fla.) and the Crockett (Texas) Lions Club PRCA Rodeo. Co-champion at the Livingston (Mont.) Roundup; the Parker County Frontier Days & PRCA Rodeo (Weatherford, Texas); the YMBL Championship Rodeo (Beaumont, Texas) and the Indiantown (Fla.) Rodeo
• 2012: Finished 107th in the world standings with $1,840
• 2011: Won the New Mexico State Fair Rodeo (Albuquerque, N.M.); the Buffalo Bill Rodeo (North Platte, Neb.); the Redding (Calif.) Rodeo; the Four States Fair Rodeo (Texarkana, Ark.); the ABC ProRodeo (Lubbock, Texas); the Silver Spurs Rodeo (Kissimmee, Fla.) and the Rooftop Rodeo (Estes Park, Colo.). Co-champion at the Elgin (Ore.) Stampede and the Crockett (Texas) Lions Club PRCA Rodeo. Finished 22nd in the world standings with $43,399
• 2010: Won the the 100th California Rodeo Salinas; the Ogden (Utah) Pioneer Days; the ABC Pro Rodeo (Lubbock, Texas); the Brighton Field Day & PRCA Rodeo (Okeechobee, Fla.) and the Big Spring (Texas) Cowboy Reunion & Rodeo. Co-champion at the Rooftop Rodeo (Estes Park, Colo.) and the Pasco County Fair Championship Rodeo (Dade City, Fla.). Finished 16th in the world standings with $50,471
• 2009: Tied for first place with Bobby Mote in Round 5 of the Wrangler NFR and placed in one other round; finished 15th in the world standings with $86,205. Won the Dayton (Iowa) Championship Rodeo; the Central Arkansas PRCA Rodeo (Conway); the San Luis Valley Ski-Hi Stampede (Monte Vista, Colo.) and the Southwest District FAT Stock Show & Rodeo (Lake Charles, La.); co-champion at the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo
• 2008: Won the Horse Heaven Round-Up (Kennewick, Wash.); the Eastland County Rodeo (Ranger, Texas); the ARK-LA-MISS Stampede Days (Monroe, La.); the Central Arkansas PRCA Rodeo (Conway) and the Silver Spurs Rodeo (Kissimmee, Fla.); co-champion at the Cattlemen's Days PRCA Rodeo (Gunnison, Colo.). Finished 31st in the world standings with earnings of $27,538

Qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo, 2007, 2009. He finished fifth in the bareback riding in 2007, helping Ranger College win the team title; finished fifth in the bareback riding in 2009, helping Western Texas College win the team title. Florida State High School bareback riding champion and finished second in the National High School Finals Rodeo by one point to Dylan Werner, 2006

PRCA Bareback Riding Rookie of the Year, 2008

5-6, 145 ... Single ... Competed in team roping in the junior ranks, heading for his brother … Travels with 2009 Rookie of the Year Steven Peebles, D.V. Fennell and 2008 Bareback Riding World Champion Justin McDaniel ... Bareback riding Wrangler NFR qualifier Kelly Wardell and 2001 World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider Tom Reeves are among his mentors and role models ... Broke a bone in his right (riding) hand in 2009 but continued to compete ... Favorite bucking horses to draw are Classic Pro Rodeo's Wise Guy, Big Tex and Fancy Free ... When he is not competing in rodeo, he likes to go hog hunting in Florida and Texas ... Home-schooled     
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