Luke Branquinho

BIO

HOMETOWN: Los Alamos, CA

DATE OF BIRTH: 9/17/1980

EVENT: Steer Wrestling

BACKGROUND: Married to Lindsay and has three sons, Cade, Jameson, and Luke "Bear"; Parents are John and Brandy Branquinho and both compete in team roping; Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and uses an insulin pump to control his blood glucose level; Known for his victory "Booty Shake"

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Won 2016 Salt Lake City (UT) ERA Rodeo Night #1
  • Tied Round 1 and won Round 8 at 2015 National Finals Rodeo. Also placed in Round 9.
  • Won 2015 St. Paul (Oregon) Rodeo
  • Two-time Santa Maria (CA) Elks Rodeo champion (2014-2015)
  • Won Round 2 at 2014 National Finals Rodeo and placed in six other rounds
  • Won 2014 Champions Challenge (Kissimmee, FL)
  • Won Round 3 at 2013 NFR and placed in four other rounds
  • Won 2012 Ram California Circuit Finals Rodeo (Lancaster)
  • Won 2012, 2011, 2008 and 2014 NFR Average Title
  • Won five rounds at 2010 National Finals Rodeo
  • 14-time National Finals Qualifier (2001-04, 2006-15)