The 20th Annual Elnora Brahma Rama was one for the books as many young men entered the ring to test their agility and strength against wild Brahma cows.
Three teams of three set out to essentially hold the large livestock with a rope and milk it before releasing. All six teams did not reach a time.
The main attraction had several experienced cowboys compete for the buckle and higher Professional Bull Rider (PBR) standings.
Australia’s Justin Paton came out on top for his round 1 ride on ‘Kool Aide’, scoring himself a solid 85 points.
Nick Tetz of Calgary placed second after scoring 82 points and Wyatt Gleeson of Sundre took third overall for a total of 79 points.
Elnora’s main event also held a mini rank pony competition, pancake breakfast and bathtub races. Friday evening 19 two-year-old bucking bull prospects were bucked with a weighted dummy to simulate the weight of a rider, for five seconds.
The bulls were scored with the bull, 8-619 owned by Lindsay and Vinee Carlier of X6 Ranch coming in with the highest bucking points at 84.75. Second place went to Bull D30 owned by Dry Island Cattle Company with a score of 84.25; 3rd – Bull 624 owned by Nasen Vole of Vold Rodeo scoring 83.25; 4th place – Bull 100 owned by Flying High Rodeo Co. at 82.5 points. The committee estimated 1,700 people were in attendance.