Rob Smets
Bullfighter and TV commentator
Rob Smets
Robert Edward "Rob" Smets, known professionally as The Kamikaze Kid, is a color commentator for the Professional Bull Riders tour and a former five-time Wrangler World Champion bullfighter.
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Bill's Roundup: Things to do This Weekend - Prescott eNews
Google News - over 5 years
Also featured will be announcer Rob Smets, a 5 time World Champion Bullfighter, World Champion Bullfighter Mike Matt and top ranked bullfighter Quirt Hunt. During yesterday's Q&A with Sandy Moss on KQNA, Frontier Days Manager JC Trujillo described how
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Rodeo returns to Marquette County - UpperMichigansSource.com
Google News - over 5 years
Sunday spectators could see team penning events, rodeo performance, as well as meet five-time world-champion bull fighter Rob Smets. "Our sport, just like any other major sport, has a basic set of fundamentals," Smets says
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Top riders saddle up in Bunnell - Daytona Beach News-Journal
Google News - almost 6 years
"This is the most dangerous sport in America," said announcer Rob Smets, five-time world-champion bullfighter from Abilene, Texas, and pro rodeo hall-of-famer. "Florida has quality bull riders." In fact, 23 of 24 riders were from Florida
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Bull riders compete at Flagler County Fairgrounds - Daytona Beach News-Journal
Google News - almost 6 years
"This is a tough ticket to beat," said announcer Rob Smets, five-time world-champion bullfighter from Abilene, Texas, and pro rodeo hall-of-famer. "These are a bunch of good bull riders. This event is for a good cause, to remember a wonderful young man
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FILM REVIEW; Until They Add Seat Belts, Bulls Remain a Rough Ride
NYTimes - over 10 years
Bull riders, those macho daredevils who try to last for eight seconds in the ring atop a bucking, spinning bull, wear their scars proudly. In John Hyams's documentary ''Rank,'' Adriano Moraes, already a two-time world champion, points to his various injured body parts. Bones in his shoulders, cheeks, nose and legs have been broken; his triceps
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    FIFTIES
  • 2010
    Age 50
    He also won the championship 5 times, a record.It was announced that Rob will be inducted into the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame in April 2010.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2006
    Age 46
    He retired from bullfighting in 2006, after breaking his neck for the third time.
    More Details Hide Details Smets has also been gored by a bull's horn and has broken a leg.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1993
    Age 33
    Smets and his wife, Carla, married in 1993, and they have four daughters, Corey, Dylan, Josie, and Sammy.
    More Details Hide Details They live on a ranch in Merkel, TX.
  • 1992
    Age 32
    During his bullfighting career, Smets was injured many times, including suffering a broken neck three times, in 1992, 1996, and 2006.
    More Details Hide Details Although these injuries often paralyze people who suffer them, Smets' main problem from them is limited motion in his neck.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1981
    Age 21
    During the 19 years of the Wrangler Jeans World Bullfighting Championship from 1981–2000, Smets was a top-6 finisher 17 times.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1959
    Born
    Born in 1959.
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