Ranch & Rodeo

Luke Branquinho

Q: What goes through your head when you first wake up in the morning when you rodeo?


A: I wonder how my wife and boys are doing.


Q: Where is your favorite place to compete?


A: Houston and Calgary have always been a couple of my favorites.


Q: Tell us a favorite story from a day out at the rodeo.


A: A buddy and I went to have lunch. He ate strawberry rhubarb pie for dessert. A couple hours later, he was swelled up and itching everywhere. I had to give him a shot in the ass to stop the itching. I was laughing so hard.


Q: Who are your heroes?


A: My dad is my hero: he has taught me everything about being a man.


Q: If there is any love­-hate relationship with any aspect of what you do, can you describe what that is?


A: I love to rodeo but hate to travel.


Q: If you could bring anybody in the world with you to do what you love (dead or alive), who would it be?


A: My grandparents


Q: What would be your day job if you weren’t doing what you are currently doing?


A: Farming and ranching