Outriders

Ethan Motowylo
Chance Flad

Birth Date: April 14, 2001
Year Started Outriding: 2016
Hometown: Bluffton, AB

World Professional Standings
2017 - 9th
2016 - 12th - Rookie Season

Major Awards And Victories

  • 2016: WPCA Top Rookie Outrider
  • 2017: Rod Glass Memorial Award (Most Improved Outrider)


Personal Information
Showing no signs of a sophomore slump, 2017 saw Ethan receive the Rod Glass Memorial Award symbolic of the WPCA’s Most Improved Outrider. Ethan began the 2017 season with a bang as he helped his father Obrey Motowylo complete a sweep of both the Ralph Vigen Memorial Award and the championship final heat at the Grande Prairie Stompede. Ethan improved 3 spots to finish out the year a career best 9th place in the World Standings, and rode in his first Calgary Stampede GMC Rangeland Derby Championship final heat behind his father Obrey Motowylo. Ethan was the WPCA Top Rookie Outrider in 2016, and rode his first taste of outriding came at the demonstration race at the Battle of the Rockies in 2015 at just 14 years old. Proving he was ready to begin his chuckwagon career, Ethan made his first official ride behind his father Obrey Motowylo at the 2016 Grande Prairie Stompede, just missing the championship final heat and helping his father win day money on the final night. Ethan credits 5-time World Champion outrider Chanse Vigen as being the most helpful and influential over his budding career so far. A former wild pony racer, Ethan's off season hobbies include hockey, basketball, and team roping. A high school student, Ethan is single, and makes his home in Blufton, Alberta.

GMC 2017