A Visit With Luke Branquinho, Five-Time World Champion Steer Wrestler

A 14-time National Finals Rodeo participant, Branquinho talks about his love of ranching and family, and what it takes to compete at such a high level.

By Richard Banks | Videography/Photography by Jamie Cole | Video Editing by Stasi Bara

Luke Branquinho—five-time world champion steer wrestler—talks training, the tight fraternity among his competitors, raising a young family and overcoming the challenges of having diabetes. Recorded on his family ranch in Los Alamos, California, the interview also delves into Branquinho’s love of the land, helping his father run the family ranch and how use of durable, reliable Hesston by Massey Ferguson hay equipment helps ensure his animals get the best feed possible.

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