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Chance Bensmiller

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Year Started Outriding
Year Started Driving
Dewberry, Alberta
WPCA Championship Final Heat Qualifications
November 5, 1985

World Professional Standings

  • 2022 - 16th
  • 2021 - 6th
  • 2020 - No Race Season
  • 2019 - CPCA Member
  • 2018 - CPCA Member
  • 2017 - CPCA Member
  • 2016 - CPCA Member
  • 2015 - CPCA Member
  • 2014 - CPCA Member
  • 2013 - CPCA Member
  • 2012 - CPCA Member
  • 2011 - 33rd
  • 2010 – 32nd
  • 2009 - 34th
  • 2008 - 30th
  • 2007 - 35th
  • 2006 - 32nd
  • 2005 - 36th
  • 2004 - CPCA Member
  • 2003 - CPCA Member - Rookie Season

Major Awards And Victories

  • 2003: Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Champion Outrider
  • 2006: WPCA Top Rookie Driver
  • 2008: WPCA Battle of the North, Herman Flad Memorial Award (WPCA Most Improved Driver)
  • 2011: WPCA Equine Outfit of Excellence - "KODAN" - Champion Outriding Horse
  • 2014: Colonial Days Fair, Colonial Days Fair Aggregate Winner
  • 2021: Strathmore Stampede

Personal Information

A 3rd generation wagon man, 2022 was another solid season for Chance. He posted 16 top ten runs, including seven runs that placed inside the top five. Top ten overall finishes at the Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship, Medicine Hat Stampede and Century Downs World Finals were his best of the season. Chance returned to the WPCA Pro Tour in 2021 after spending eight years stint with the CPCA during which time he won 6 show championships. In 2021 he won the Strathmore Stampede, and drove his brother Kurt's second wagon to victory in the championship final heat at the Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship.

Chance started his career with on the Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association (CPCA) circuit and was the CPCA’s Top Rookie Driver in 2003. He moved to the WPCA Pro Tour for seven years where he was the WPCA Top Rookie Driver in 2006, received the WPCA Most Improved Driver Award in 2008 the same year he won his first show championship at the Battle of the North. He had a horse named to the WPCA Equine Outfit of Excellence in 2011, and was an outrider on his father Buddy's 2003 Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Championship outfit.

Chance is the son of chuckwagon legend Buddy Bensmiller and whose grandfathers are former Calgary Stampede finalists Allan Bensmiller and Alan Smith. His brothers are chuckwagon drivers Kurt and Dave Bensmiller, is the brother-in-law of driver Vern Nolin, and uncle to Cruise Bensmiller. Chance and his wife Karley have 4 children – Cash, Quinn, Ace and Swayze, and make their home in Dewberry, Alberta.

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