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Chance Flad

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Year Started Outriding
2007
Year Started Driving
2018
Hometown
Hughenden, AB
WPCA Championship Final Heat Qualifications
0
WINS
0
Birthday
August 24, 1991

World Professional Standings

  • 2019 - 23rd
  • 2018 - 35th - Rookie Season

Major Awards And Victories

  • 2008: Ponoka Stampede Champion Outrider, WPCA Top Rookie Outrider
  • 2009: Calgary Stampede Aggregate Champion Outrider, Rod Glass Memorial Award (Most Improved Outrider)
  • 2010: Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Champion Outrider, Ponoka Stampede Champion Outrider
  • 2011: Calgary Stampede Aggregate Champion Outrider
  • 2012: Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Champion Outrider, Calgary Stampede Aggregate Champion Outrider, Ponoka Stampede Champion Outrider
  • 2013: Calgary Stampede Outstanding Outrider Award
  • 2014: WORLD CHAMPION OUTRIDER
  • 2015: WORLD CHAMPION OUTRIDER, Ponoka Stampede Champion Outrider
  • 2016: WORLD CHAMPION OUTRIDER,Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Champion Outrider, Calgary Stampede Aggregate Champion Outrider, Ponoka Stampede Champion Outrider
  • 2019: WPCA Top Rookie Driver, Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Champion Outrider, Calgary Stampede Aggregate Champion Outrider

Personal Information

After a decade of competing solely as an outrider, Chance made the move to chuckwagon driver and continues to compete as both. In his first full season as a driver, Chance was named the WPCA’s Top Rookie Driver on the strength of 10 top ten runs, which includes 5 runs that cracked the top five. A runner-up at the Century Downs World Finals and a ninth-place overall finish at the Medicine Hat Stampede were his best of the year.

As an outrider, Chance won the Grande Prairie Stompede behind Luke Tournier, and won the Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby and the Calgary Stampede Aggregate title behind Logan Gorst.

Chance made his debut as a driver part way through the 2018 season at the Strathmore Stampede, and in 2016 became just the third outrider to have twice won chuckwagon racing’s modern day “Triple Crown” in a single season by capturing the Ponoka Stampede, Calgary Stampede Aggregate and the GMC Rangeland Derby.

Chance has won three World Titles, five Ponoka Stampede championships, five Calgary Stampede Aggregate buckles, and four Calgary Stampede GMC Rangeland Derby championships. He received the Rod Glass Memorial Award for most improved outrider in 2009, and in 2008 was the WPCA Top Rookie Outrider. He captured his first career show championship in his rookie year at the Ponoka Stampede behind his number one call - Doug Irvine - which he considers one of his most cherished moments.

Chance is the great-nephew of former driver the late Herman Flad, and cousin to drivers Troy and Darcy Flad, and older brother to former outrider Cole Flad. He enjoys hockey and hunting in the off season, is single and makes his home in Hughenden, Alberta.

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