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Tyler Smith


Events: Bull Riding
Born: 4/18/1987 Grand Junction, Colo.
Joined PRCA: 2008
PRCA Career Earnings: $720,205.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 4 (2010, 2013-14, 2016)
Current Residence: Fruita, Colo.

2016 world standings place: 10th
2016 WNFR standings place: 8th
2016 WNFR earnings: $59,077
2016 earnings: $139,891
Tour Finale qualifications: 3
   Championship: 2010, 2013-14
Education: Vernon (Texas) College

Professional
2016 Highlights

• Won Round 8 and placed in three rounds to rank eighth at the Wrangler NFR
• Won the Sheridan WYO Rodeo
• Won the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo
• Won the Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho)
• Won the Oakley Independence Day Rodeo (Oakley City, Utah)
• Won the Rowell Ranch Rodeo (Hayward, Calif.)
• Won the Coleman (Texas) PRCA Rodeo
• Won the Division 2 Qualifying Event Xtreme Bulls (Lewiston, Idaho)
Career Highlights
• 2015: Finished 75th in the world standings with $15,636
• 2014: Won Round 10 of the Wrangler NFR with an 84.5-point ride on D & H Cattle’s Hot Wired and placed in three additional rounds to rank fourth in the average. Won the Seminole Classic Xtreme Bulls (Okeechobee, Fla.), the Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo (Moab, Utah) and the Division 2 Qualifying Xtreme Bulls Event (Albuquerque, N.M.). Co-champion at the Wrangler Champions Challenge (Amarillo, Texas) and at the Eagle (Colo.) County Fair & Rodeo. Finished sixth in the world standings with $131,031
• 2013: Placed in four rounds of the Wrangler NFR, including second-place results in Rounds 2 and 5, to rank fifth in the average. Won the Reno (Nev.) Xtreme Bulls; the Rapid City (S.D.) Xtreme Bulls; the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo; the Buffalo Bill Rodeo (North Platte, Neb.) and La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Tucson, Ariz.). Co-champion at the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.). Finished third in the world standings with $156,277.
• 2012: Finished 107th in the world standings with $8,677
• 2011: Finished 29th in the world standings with $36,111
• 2010: Placed in three rounds of the Wrangler NFR, including a win in Round 8 with an 87-point ride on D & H Cattle’s Grey Dog, to tie for sixth place in the average. Won the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo; the Will Rogers Stampede (Claremore, Okla.) and the Austin, Texas, Division 2 Xtreme Bulls event. Finished third in the world standings with $156,132.
• 2009: Won the Pioneer Days Rodeo (Clovis, N.M.); finished 18th in the world standings with earnings of $59,491
• 2008: Won the Colorado State Fair & Rodeo (Pueblo); the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo (Castle Rock, Colo.) and the Ouray County Fair & Rodeo (Ridgeway, Colo.), finished 73rd in the world standings with $16,959

Amateur
Three-time qualifier for the National High School Finals Rodeo; Colorado high school bull riding champion, 2004; finished fourth in the International Finals Youth Rodeo, 2005

Personal
5-8, 135 … Single … Father, David, is a former PRCA bareback rider who works as a truck driver hauling heavy equipment and mother, Jeannine, is a secretary at Fruita-Monument High School; has one younger brother, Ryan … Graduated from Fruita-Monument High in 2005 … Competed in high school wrestling for three years before concentrating on rodeo as a senior … Team ropes with his dad when he isn’t on the road competing in PRCA rodeos … Enjoys boating and wakeboarding … Favorite rodeos are the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days and the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up … Favorite movie is “Lonesome Dove”
 

 
 
 
 
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