By Tim O’Malley
Caleb Schmidt is living the dream and seeing some real benefits from the hours of training and discipline as he recently won the 2015 PRCA World Champion Tie-Down Calf Roper title in Las Vegas, Nev.
Schmidt is a 2008 Yorktown graduate. He grew up in the rodeo arena from his youth and into college.
While attending school at Wharton Junior College, Schmidt was a National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association all-around champion. He went on to Sam Houston State University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Agriculture business in the Fall of 2012.
“That was when I got my PRCA professional card and permit,” Schmidt said.
He qualified for the 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) winning Rookie of the Year. In 2014 Schmidt qualified for the NFR but was out for the season due to injuries.
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