Elnora Brahma Rama

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.

Terri Huxley

ECA Review

Max Cunningham of Three Hills jumps as a wild cow lunges towards him during the Wild Cow Milking portion of the 20th Annual Elnora Brahma Rama at the Elnora Agricultural Grounds on Sat. Aug. 11.
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Tate Gall, right, smiles before opening the gate of their wild cow, with teammates, Max
Cunningham and Owen Van Doren. Three teams of three did their best to get a score by holding the large animal and milking it into a tiny cup but no team made a time. ECA Review/T.Huxley

Trochu team, from the left, Dillon Schunert, Dillon Tindal, and Tanner Sharp wrestle with a Brahma cow in an attempt to slow it down long enough to milk it during the wild cow
milking competition. ECA Review/T.Huxley

Garett Hagel and Kyle Gray, left, try to hold on to the rope of their cow as Quinn de Beaudrap gets stepped on during the wild cow milking portion of the 20th Annual Elnora Brahma Rama on Sat. Aug. 11. No times were scored out of six teams that competed. Saturday saw the PBR bull riding as well as wild pony races, rank mini ponies and wild cow milking. Although sore, de Beaudrap did not suffer serious injury. ECA Review/T.Huxley

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