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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: 12
WINS: 2

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World Professional Standings

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

     

Personal Information
One of the most dynamic and accomplished young chuckwagon drivers around, Rae has won nine major show championships in his 12 year career on the WPCA Pro Tour including three Strathmore Heritage Days Stampedes, three Badlands Dinosaur Derbies, the Red Deer Chuckwagon Championship, the Grande Prairie Stompede and the Klondike Chuckwagon Derby in Edmonton. Rae thrilled the crowd at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas in 2013 by touring his wagon around the Thomas and Mack Center during the opening ceremonies on Canada night. 2013 saw Rae post 20 top ten runs, including 2 first place runs, and 9 runs that cracked the top five. He was runner-up for the Strathmore Heritage Days Stampede, and as a replacement driver for injured driver Doug Irvine, Rae qualified Irvine's B & R Eckel's Transport rig into the winner-take-all final at the the Battle of the Rockies after finishing number one in the aggregate standings. Rae qualified for the Calgary Stampede’s inaugural “Semi Final Saturday” in 2009, has had three horses named to the WPCA's Equine Outfit of Excellence, and received the WPCA Showmanship Award for professionalism in 2002. 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 the son and grandson of former GMC Rangeland Derby finalists Bert Croteau and Ray Croteau, and is a cousin to fellow driver Chanse Vigen. Calgary Flames assistant captain Curtis Glencross is a member of the Croteau Chuckwagon Team. Rae and his wife Allison have 2 children - Young Gunz Trick Rider Cora Lynn and Ava Mae, and make their home in Sundre, Alberta.

Croteau Chuckwagon Racing Website: www.croteauchuckwagonteam.com

 


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