We recently had the opportunity to catch up with Smarty Pro Team member, Anthony Lucia. Anthony began performing with father Tommy Lucia at the age of 8. He made his debut as a trick roper at the age of 11 in 1998 doing opening acts for the World's Toughest rodeo tour and Harper and Morgan rodeo company. Anthony began media appearances at the age of 17 all over the country at different rodeos and events at the request of the producers. To top it off, he was a 2010 America's Got Talent Semi-finalist and was nominated as a Top 5 Entertainer in Pro Rodeo (2012-14).

Rodeos Performed and Entertained:

  • Salt Lake City

  • Dodge City

  • Rodeo Austin

  • North Platte, Nebraska

  • Great Lakes Circuit Finals (2010)

  • Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo (2010-11)

  • National Finals Rodeos (2010-13)

  • National Western - Denver (2012-13)

  • Canadian Finals Rodeo (2012)

Media Projects:

  • Texas Rangers Baseball Organization

  • Rodeo Kids, Animal Planet, Voiceover

  • World's Toughest Rodeo Tour, Announcer ( 2012-present)

  • The Grand National Rodeo Inside the Cow-Palace, San Francisco California (2013-present)

  • 75th Anniversary Event of the AQHA Held at Will Rogers Coliseum, Announcer (2015)

  • Live Talk show, "Live with Lucia" at NFR, Equine Network Ride TV, Host (2009-present)

  • The Gambler (DVD), Announcer/Producer

  • Cowboyville at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, Host (2011-present)

  • Legend (DVD), Voiceover

  • The Perfect Spin (DVD), Voiceover

  • Prime Time (DVD), Voiceover

  • Swamp Donkey, Ride TV, Host (2014-present)

  • Can He Rope It, Justin Boots, Host (2011-14)

  • RFD TV’s The American Gold Buckle Matches TV Team (2016)

  • PRCA Pro Rodeo Ram First Frontier Circuit Finals Announcer (2018- present)

  • PBR World Finals Ride Pass Host (2018-present)

  • PBR Ride to Glory Host (2018 - present)

  • WCRA Major Events Host CBS Network (2019- present)

Team Roping Finalist:

  • George Strait Team Roping Classic (2011, 2014)

  • San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo (2015)

  • Buc Days Rodeo, Corpus Christi (2015)

  • Young County PRCA Rodeo, Graham (2015)

  • Pioneer Days Rodeo, Guymon (2015)

  • Pasadena Livestock Show & Rodeo (2015)

  • Santa Rosa Roundup, Vernon (2015)

  • Mesquite Championship Rodeo (2015)

  • Freestone County Fair & Rodeo, Fairfield (2015)

  • Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show & Rodeo, Mercedes (2015)

If you had the opportunity for one run with your childhood hero/mentor, who would that be?

I have roped with Allen and it was a dream come true. I have had the privilege to rope with so many of my mentors and heroes, Champ, Motes, Patrick. I would have to say have always wanted to spin one for Junior or Petska.

What do you like to do when you’re not traveling?

Work around my place and Golf.

What’s your favorite rodeo?

Salt Lake City Days of 47.

If you had a run out song, what would it be?

No Excuses by NF - or - The Search by NF

Where is your favorite place to stop and eat while on the road?

Any kind of good steak houses!

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