World Professional Standings
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
After spending the previous eight seasons on the Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association (CPCA) circuit, Chance has decided to return to the WPCA Pro Tour in 2020. On the CPCA circuit in 2019, Chance posted 25 top ten runs, including a day money run at the Wainwright Stampede and 9 runs that also placed inside the top five. He qualified for the championship final heat at the Wainwright Stampede, qualified for “Semi-Final Saturday” at the Calgary Stampede for the first time in his career, and placed inside the top ten at 7 CPCA show championships as well.
During his time with the WPCA, Chance was the WPCA Top Rookie Driver in 2006, received the WPCA Most Improved Driver Award in 2008, 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. On the CPCA Circuit, Chance won 6 CPCA show championships and was the CPCA’s Top Rookie Driver in 2003.
Chance is a 3rd generation wagon man, whose grandfathers are former Calgary Stampede finalists Allan Bensmiller and Alan Smith. Chance started his as a driver on the CPCA circuit and was the CPCA’s High Point Rookie Driver in 2003.
His father is Buddy Bensmiller, and brothers are chuckwagon drivers Kurt and Dave Bensmiller. Chance and his wife Karley have 3 children – Cash, Quinn and Ace, and make their home in Dewberry, Alberta.