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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: 15

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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 third generation champion chuckwagon driver, 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 had a horse named to the Calgary Stampede's Equine Award Of Excellence, and another named to the WPCA Equine Award Of Excellence, was the aggregate winner at the Medicine Hat Stampede, and qualified for additional championship final heats at the Medicine Hat Stampede and the Battle of the North. He posted 25 top ten runs, including 4 first place runs, and 13 other runs that also cracked the top five. 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. One of the most accomplished active drivers on the WPCA Pro Tour, Rae has won nine major show championships in his 13 year career on the pro circuit. 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 a cousin to fellow driver Chanse Vigen, and 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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