Updated: Jul 26
Calf Roping & Miss Rodeo America
Stran and Jennifer Smith are a couple deeply intertwined in the western world.
In a career spanning 15 years in Pro Rodeo, 2008 World Champion Tie-Down roper, Stran Smith has known his share of hardships losing his best friend and his favorite horse in separate traffic accidents, he endured career threatening injuries to both his knees, pelvis, and shoulder, but made headlines when he suffered a debilitating stroke that required experimental heart surgery. Through the tough times, he qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo 11 times, and became a national pitchman for Wrangler and Ariat. The fans loved Stran, voting him twice as the Coors Fans’ Favorite at the WNFR.
Jennifer Smith, Miss Rodeo Texas 1994 and Miss Rodeo America 1995, enjoyed a 15 year career in the equine television broadcast world, working for networks including ESPN, ESPN 2, CMT, CBS Sports, Outdoor Life Network, and Wrangler Network. Jennifer now works as the creative designer for their brand, STS Ranchwear.
Jennifer and Stran now focus on raising Black Angus cattle on STS Ranch, their lifestyle brand, STS Ranchwear, and enjoying their two sons, Stone, Scout, and daughter, Selah.