Outriders

Keegan Thomas
Chance Flad

Birth Date: July 23, 1991
Year Started Outriding: 2018
Hometown: Merkel, Texas

World Professional Standings
2018 - 8th - Rookie Season

Major Awards And Victories

  • 2018: Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Champion Outrider, Calgary Stampede Aggregate Champion Outrider


Personal Information
The lone American competing on the WPCA Pro Tour, Keegan saw his first chuckwagon race four years ago at the Strathmore Stampede, got the bug for racing, and four years later, thanks to the mentorship of former driver Buddy Bensmiller, Keegan made the transition from a full-time rodeo cowboy to making his debut as an outrider for rookie driver Josh Hrynyk at the Grande Prairie Stompede. He picked up additional rides for Jordie Fike and Kurt Bensmiller, and since then he has entered the winner's circle an incredible 5 times in his rookie season outriding for Kurt Bensmiller's winning outfits at the Saskatoon World Chuckwagon Races, Guy Weadick Days, the Strathmore Stampede, and chuckwagon racing’s biggest stage at the Calgary Stampede where he won the GMC Rangeland Derby and the Calgary Stampede Aggregate title as well. Keegan held his PRCA card the past 4 years and has competed in Saddle Bronc, Bull Riding and the Team Roping events. Keegan is a graduate of Tarleton State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Horticulture Business, and is a rancher and a fence builder in the off season. He enjoys hunting, fishing and trapping, and was a decorated athlete in football, baseball, soccer, basketball and track and field. Keegan is married to trick rider Madison MacDonald and make his home in Merkel, Texas.

 

 

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