Five Time World Champion Steer Wrestler Luke Branquinho Announces Retirement

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After 21 years, 14 trips to the National Finals Rodeo and five World Titles, California steer wrestler Luke Branquinho announced his retirement.

“I can’t even begin to put my career, what it’s meant to me & what it’s given me, into words. The countless miles traveled, lifelong friendships, & incredible experiences. I take with me a lifetime of priceless memories,” Branquinho wrote on social media.

The impact that Branquinho had on steer wrestling and the sport of rodeo is undeniable. With this chapter closing, he is one to keep an eye on has he goes on to the next.