Caleb Smidt

Caleb Smidt| Tie-Down Roper

  • Hometown: Bellville, Texas
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  • Rookie Year: 2012
  • World Titles: 1
  • DOB: 8/29/89

Caleb Smidt, World Champion Tie-Down Roper, has competed professionally since 2013. He grew up competing in youth rodeos, college rodeos and then decided to pursue his dream professionally. He studied at Wharton Junior College and then transferred to Sam Houston University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business and was a vital athlete on the rodeo team. He bought his permit in 2013 where he won $29,453 on his permit and then on to win Rookie of the Year. He holds the record for winning the most money on a PRCA permit.

In 2014 he accidentally broke his leg practicing on a Steer Wrestling dummy, which ended his 2014 rodeo season. It was a long recovery for Smidt and doctors were unsure if he would ever rope again. Smidt worked hard to overcome the accident and won the 2015 Tie-Down World Champion Title.

Originally from Yorktown, Texas, Smidt now calls Bellville, Texas home with his wife, Brenna and their son, Cru. His hobbies include spending time with family, skiing, Team Roping and going out on the lake with the family.


ANIMAL ATHLETE
Animal Athlete
Horse Name: Pockets
Color: Bay
Interesting Fact: He is fat