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Kolton Schmidt

Events: Team roping (header), tie-down roping
Born: 6/27/1994 Barrhead, Alberta
Joined PRCA: 2013
PRCA Career Earnings: $348,459.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 1 (2016)
Current Residence: Barrhead, Alberta

2019 world standings place: 28th
2019 earnings: $48,804
Education: Western Oklahoma State College (Altus) and Southeastern Oklahoma State University (Durant)

Career Highlights

• 2019: (Partner Jeremy Buhler) Won the Omak (Wash.) Stampede. Co-champion at the Drayton Valley (Alberta) Pro Rodeo  and the Falkland (British Columbia) Stampede
• 2018: (Partner Cole Davison) Won the Big Sky Pro Rodeo Roundup (Great Falls, Mont.), the Omak (Wash.) Stampede and the IPE and Stampede (Armstrong, British Columbia). Co-champion at the St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo. Won the Gem State Stampede (Coeur D Alene, Idaho), with Tyler McKnight. Finished 19th in the world standings with $59,347
• 2017: Won the Wainwright (Alberta) Stampede, with Dugan Kelly. Finished 72nd in the world standings with $20,217
• 2016: (Partner Shay Carroll) Won Round 9 and ranked 15th at the Wrangler NFR. Won the Wainwright (Alberta Stampede, the Laramie (Wyo.) Jubilee Days and the Wrangler Champion Challenge presented by Justin Boots (Redding, Calif.), the Horse Heaven Round-Up (Kennewick, Wash.). Won the Wrangler Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots  (Pueblo, Colo.), with Dakota Kirchenschlager. Co-champion at the Sundre (Alberta) Pro Rodeo. Finished 10th in the world standings with $189,185
• 2015: Won the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede, with Dustin Searcy, the Chisholm Trail Stampede (Duncan, Okla.) and the North Peace Stampede (Grimshaw, Alberta). Won the Stavely (Alberta) Pro Rodeo, with Rocky Dallyn. Finished 43rd in the world standings with $24,415
• 2014: (Partner Rocky Dallyn) Won the Lea Park Rodeo (Marwayne, Alberta), the Hand Hills Lake Stampede (Craigmyle, Alberta), the Sundre (Alberta) Pro Rodeo and the Teepee Creek (Alberta) Stampede. Co-champion at the Dawson Creek (British Columbia) Stampede. Won the Manitoba Stampede (Morris), with Kyle Lucas. Qualified for the Canadian Finals Rodeo. Finished 36th in the world standings with $38,767
• 2013: (Partner Tyrel Flewelling) Won the Canadian Finals Rodeo (Edmonton, Alberta) and the William Lake (British Columbia) Stampede, Co-champion at the Dawson Creek (British Columbia) Stampede
• 2012: (Partner Tyrel Flewelling) Co-champion at the High Prairie (Alberta) Elks Pro Rodeo
• 2011: At 17, was the youngest qualifier for the Canadian Finals Rodeo (Edmonton, Alberta) as a CPRA rookie and won the CFR average title with Tyrel Flewelling

Qualified for the 2015 College National Finals Rodeo (Casper, Wyo.)

5-8, 150 … Single … Father, Ronald, who was the Canadian team roping (heeling) champion in 2000, owns an oilfield road clearance business; mother, Elaine; younger brother, Levi; younger sister, Taylor. Both siblings compete in rodeo as does cousin, Kagen, who was the 2012-13 Canadian steer riding champion … Enjoys playing golf when not practicing his roping … Graduated from Barrhead Composite High … Played amateur hockey through high school until he turned his focus to rodeo full time … Favorite food is Canadian bacon … Credits his father and grandfather, Leonard Schmidt, for getting him started in rodeo and teaching him the right way … Favorite rodeo is the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede
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