Drivers

Gary Gorst
Name

Birth Date: January 31, 1955
Year Started Outriding: 1969
Year Started Driving: 1970
Hometown: Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan
Championship Final Heat Qualifications: 5
Wins: 0

World Professional Standings
2017 - 7th
2016 - 2nd
2015 - 8th
2014 - 16th
2013 - 10th
2012 - 7th
2011 - CPCA Member
2010 - CPCA Member
2009 - CPCA Member
2008 - CPCA Member
2007 - CPCA Member 

Major Awards And Victories

  • 2008: CPCA High Point Driver
  • 2010: CPCA Champion, CPCA High Point Driver
  • 2011: CPCA High Point Driver
  • 2012: Calgary Stampede Equine Outfit of Excellence - "SMILES" - Champion Outriding Horse
  • 2013:  Calgary Stampede Equine Outfit of Excellence - "ALLEN" - Champion Outriding Horse
  • 2015: WPCA Equine Outfit of Excellence - "VICTORY" - Champion Outriding Horse
  • 2016: Strathmore Stampede Champion, WPCA Equine Outfit Of Excellence - "TOMMY" - Champion Right Wheeler
  • 2017: Ashley Richards Memorial Presented By Dakota Dunes Casino, Strahmore Stampede, Calgary Stampede Equine Outfit of Excellence - "BOB" - Champion Outriding Horse, WPCA Equine Outfit Of Excellence - "GT" - Champion Left Leader


Personal Information
The senior member of one of chuckwagon racing’s most outstanding racing families, 2017 saw Gary successfully defend his Strathmore Stampede title and captured the Ashley Richards Memorial Presented By Dakota Dunes Casino in Saskatoon for good measure. His horse “BOB was named Champion Outriding Horse at the Calgary Stampede, and another horse, “GT” was named the WPCA’s Champion Left Leader. Gary posted 22 top ten runs in 2017, including a remarkable 9 first place runs and 10 other runs that also placed inside the top five. His 9 day money runs were tops among all WPCA drivers in 2017, a feat he accomplished for the second consecutive year. In addition to his two victories, Gary had two runner up finishes at the Ponoka Stampede where he qualified for the championship final heat, and at the Battle of the Rockies where he placed second to his son Dustin Gorst’s first victory as a chuckwagon driver. Gary was runner-up for the World Chuckwagon Championship in 2016, and is tied for the most semi-final appearances at the Calgary Stampede with six. Gary has twice qualified for GMC Rangeland Derby championship final heat, has had six horses total named to both the Calgary Stampede' and WPCA Equine Outfit of Excellence, and has placed in the top ten in the World Standings for the fifth time in just six seasons on the WPCA Pro Tour. Prior to joining the WPCA, Gary had an extremely successful career on the Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association (CPCA) circuit where he was the 2010 CPCA Champion driver, was the CPCA’s High Point Driver three times in four years, and won 13 CPCA show championships in a 5 year stretch. Gary won the CPCA’s Bruce Bremner Award for the Most Consistent Barreling Outfit in 2010, received the CPCA's Chuckwagon Family of the Year Award in 2005, and qualified for the winner–take–all final for the CPCA Championship in six consecutive years, finishing no worse than 3rd overall in the same time period. Gary is a second generation wagon man whose father Art Gorst competed at the Stampede in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. Gary and his wife Janice have three children - fellow drivers Logan and Dustin Gorst, and daughter Jenalee, and make their home in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan.

 

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