Past Competitors

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: 16

World Professional Standings

2016 - 26th   
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
After 18 seasons, Rae Croteau Jr. decided to hang up the lines after running his last race at his hometown Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship in 2016. Over his career, Rae won nine major show championships plus the 2015 GMC Sierra Cup Series in his 15-year career on the WPCA Pro Tour, had four horses named to the WPCA Equine Award Of Excellence, one horse named to the Calgary Stampede's Equine Award Of Excellence, and won the WPCA Showmanship Award in 2002. Rae made his lone 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. In 2013, Rae thrilled the crowd at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas by touring his wagon around the Thomas and Mack Center during the opening ceremonies on Canada night. Rae began his career on the Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association (CPCA) circuit in 1999. In three years with 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. He owns and operates Big Rack Rentals in the off season, and along with his wife Allison has 2 children - Young Gunz Trick Rider Cora Lynn and Ava Mae. The Croteau’s make their home in Sundre, Alberta.

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