Cole Elshere

2019 INFR Saddle Bronc Riding

Cole Elshere

Age at time of Championship: 29
Marital Status: Married
Family: Wife Kyndra and a baby on the way!
Hometown: Faith, SD
Native American Heritage: Standing Rock Sioux
INFR Events Worked: Saddle Bronc
Pet: Bo (Border collie)
Pet peeve(s): Laziness or whining
Favorite Food: Prime Rib
Favorite Sports Team: Dallas Cowboys
Favorite Sport Other Than Rodeo: Football
Favorite Movie: Legends of the Fall
Favorite Music: Christian
Most Influential Person(s): Andy Elshere (dad) JJ Elshere (cousin)
Favorite Athlete: Tim Tebo
Hobbies: Fishing
Favorite Rodeo: The American

How important is it to you to have won an INFR Championship? It means the world to me to have won the INFR. All the fans and everyone who was at the South Point were so nice to me and were cheering me on to do my best. I was proud and honored to be part of a great group bronc riders.

What is your most memorable ride/run at the INFR? In the final round I rode Holy Diver of X3 Sean Deal’s, a great stud horse. It’s a ride I will remember forever. Holy Diver felt so good and I felt like my feet had electricity in them, that I hadn’t felt since 2013.

Who has been your biggest influence in Indian Rodeo? Dawson Jandreau and Kash Deal

What are the benefits of INFR rodeos for you? Indian rodeoing allows me to get on good bucking horses and make confident rides. If I make the INFR and the NFR in the same year, the INFR would prepare me and put me in the right mind set before going to the Thomas and Mack.

Rodeo Accomplishments: 3x NFR qualifier. 3x Badlands Circuit Champion

Thank you’s: Thank you Jesus for saving me and letting me continue to rodeo, to show your grace to more bronc riders. Thank you, family, for supporting me and believing in me though all the injuries. Thank you!

Sponsors: Panhandle Western Wear, Rock and Roll Denim, Greeley Hat Works, Sweetpro Feeds, Equipride/Equilix, Stuber Herefords, C5 Manufacturing, Edgar Brothers Angus