Luke Branquinho| Steer Wrestler
- Hometown: Los Alamos, California
- Height: 6’0
- Weight: 235 lbs.
- Years Pro: 15 years
- World Titles: 5
- DOB: 9/17/80
- Website: http://www.lukebranquinho.net/
Luke Branquino, Five-time World Champion ERA Steer Wrestler, has competed professionally for 15 years.
When asked what he is most looking forward to in regards of an ERA event he said, “The ERA will be fast paced, and the top stock will be at every rodeo. Fans will not have to wonder who ended up winning the rodeo because there will be a champion named each day.”
He calls Los Alamos, California home with his wife, Lindsay, and their three children. When Luke is not out on the road, he enjoys training horses, fishing, hunting and playing golf with his boys. One thing you might not know about Luke is that he is a Type 1 diabetic. Luke says, “The most challenging part about rodeo is being diabetic and trying to eat healthy out on the road.” While working to maintain his health, Luke continues to be strong and stay at the top of the leaderboard.
LUKE BRANQUINHO Q&A
Q: What do you want the fans to know most about ERA?
A: The ERA will be exciting for everyone, but especially for the fans. The ERA will showcase the same elite athletes at every rodeo. The events will be consistently high in quality and very entertaining. The ERA will mostly benefit the future rodeo athletes; who are just getting started.
Q: What excites you most about the sport?
A: I enjoy seeing the physical effort contestants put out to win. Also, being one with an animal, when competing, is a great feeling.
Q: What does practice look like for you?
A: I practice as if I am at a rodeo. I don’t want my horse to work good on the third one, I want him to work good on the first one and on each and every steer I run. Just like at a rodeo you only have one run to make. You don’t get a second chance, so I try to be perfect on each run.