Past Competitors

Rae Croteau Jr.


Rae Croteau Jr.

Birth Date: February 10, 1982
Year Started Outriding: 1996
Year Started Driving: 1999
Hometown: Sundre, AB
WPCA Championship Final Heat Qualifications: 15

World Professional Standings

   2015 - 12th
   2014 - 5th
   2013 - 16th
   2012 - 22nd
   2011 - 24th
   2010 - 18th
   2009 - 22nd
   2008 - 9th
   2007 - 13th
2006 - 9th
2005 - 4th
2004 - 14th
2003 - 10th
2002 - 18th
2001 - CPCA Member
2000 - CPCA Member
1999 - CPCA Member - Rookie Season



Major Awards And Victories
2002: Klondike Chuckwagon Derby, WPCA Showmanship Award
2003: Strathmore Heritage Days Stampede
2004: Badlands Dinosaur Derby, Red Deer Chuckwagon Championship
2005: Badlands Dinosaur Derby, WPCA Equine Award Of Excellence - "ABBY" - Champion Outriding Horse
2006: Badlands Dinosaur Derby, Strathmore Heritage Days Stampede, WPCA Equine Award Of Excellence - "DAN" - Champion Right Leader
2007: Strathmore Heritage Days Stampede, WPCA Equine Award Of Excellence - "AMERSHAM" - Champion Outriding Horse
2010 Grande Prairie Stompede
2014: Calgary Stampede Equine Award Of Excellence - "TOM" - Champion Outriding Horse, WPCA Equine Award Of Excellence - "CHIP" - Champion Left Wheeler
2015: GMC Sierra Cup Series

Personal Information
A champion third generation chuckwagon driver, 2015 saw Rae capture the GMC Sierra Cup Series for being the highest pointed driver at the two stops that comprised the series, and established a new track record at the Battle of the North. Over the 2015 season, Rae qualified for the championship final heat at the Battle of the North where he was the aggregate winner, and posted 19 top ten runs, including 2 first place runs, and 8 other runs that also cracked the top five. Rae made his first trip to the GMC Rangeland Derby's championship final in 2014, becoming only the second time that three generations of the same family have qualified for the GMC Rangeland Derby’s championship final joining his father Bert Croteau and grandfather Ray Croteau who each qualified for the Calgary final in 2004 and 1987 respectively. Rae has had four horses named to the WPCA Equine Award Of Excellence, one horse named to the Calgary Stampede's Equine Award Of Excellence, and has won nine major show championships in his 14 year career on the pro circuit. In 2013, Rae thrilled the crowd at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas by touring his wagon around the Thomas and Mack Center during the opening ceremonies on Canada night. A former member of the CPCA, he won the CPCA’s Meadow Lake Stampede in 2001, the CPCA's High Point Rookie Outrider in 1996, the CPCA's High Point Rookie Driver in 1999, and the CPCA's Most Improved Driver in 2000. Rae is a third generation chuckwagon driver and is a cousin to fellow driver Chanse Vigen. He owns and operates Big Rack Rentals in the off season, and along with his wife Allison has 2 children - Young Gunz Trick Rider Cora Lynn and Ava Mae. The Croteau’s make their home in Sundre, Alberta.

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