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Chanse Vigen

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Year Started Outriding
2000
Year Started Driving
2008
Hometown
Calgary, AB
WPCA Championship Final Heat Qualifications
9
WINS
3
Birthday
May 14, 1984
  • 2022 - 11th
  • 2021 - 7th
  • 2020 - No Race Season
  • 2019 - 9th
  • 2018 - 18th
  • 2017 - 28th
  • 2016 - 20th
  • 2015 - 31st
  • 2014 - 26th
  • 2013 - 23rd
  • 2012 - 16th
  • 2011 - WCA Member
  • 2010 - WCA Member
  • 2009 - WCA Member
  • 2008 - WCA Member - Rookie Season

Major Awards And Victories

  • 2001: WPCA Top Rookie Outrider
  • 2002: Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Champion Outrider, Calgary Stampede Aggregate Champion Outrider, Rod Glass Memorial Award
  • 2004: WORLD CHAMPION OUTRIDER
  • 2006: WORLD CHAMPION OUTRIDER, Calgary Stampede Aggregate Champion Outrider, Ponoka Stampede Champion Outrider
  • 2007: WORLD CHAMPION OUTRIDER
  • 2008: Calgary Stampede Aggregate Champion Outrider
  • 2009: WORLD CHAMPION OUTRIDER, Calgary Stampede Aggregate Champion Outrider
  • 2010: WORLD CHAMPION OUTRIDER, Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Champion Outrider, Ponoka Stampede Champion Outrider
  • 2011: Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Champion Outrider, Calgary Stampede Outstanding Outrider Award, Ponoka Stampede Champion Outrider
  • 2012: WPCA Top Rookie Driver, WPCA Equine Outfit of Excellence - "MARKET" - Champion Right Leader
  • 2013: Orville Strandquist Memorial Award (Calgary Stampede Top Rookie Driver), Calgary Stampede Equine Outfit of Excellence - "CANDY" - Champion Right Wheeler
  • 2015: Ponoka Stampede Champion Outrider
  • 2016: Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Champion Outrider, Calgary Stampede Aggregate Champion Outrider
  • 2017: Calgary Stampede Equine Outfit of Excellence - "SLICK" - Champion Left Wheeler, WPCA Equine Outfit of Excellence - "SLICK" - Champion Left Wheeler
  • 2019: Saskatoon World Chuckwagon Races, Battle of the North, WPCA Equine Outfit of Excellence  - "TEX" - Champion Right Wheeler
  • 2021: Teepee Creek Stampede, Battle of the Foothills
  • 2022: Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship, Calgary Stampede Equine Athlete of Excellence - "POWER" - Champion Champion Outriding Horse

Personal Information

One of the most exciting drivers to watch in professional chuckwagon racing today, the 2021 season saw Chanse win two events for the second year in a row, capturing the Teepee Creek Stampede, and the first major event of his career at the Battle of the Foothills in High River. He posted 26 top ten runs, including 7 day money runs, and eight additional runs that placed inside the top five. He qualified for two championship final heats at the Battle of the Foothills and the Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship, and placed inside the top ten overall at all but one show that he competed at in 2021.

Chanse was the WPCA Top Rookie Driver in 2012, won the Calgary Stampede's Orville Strandquist Memorial Award for Top Rookie Driver in 2013 and has had 4 horses named to the WPCA and Calgary Stampede Equine Outfit of Excellence. Chanse is a record five-time World Champion outrider, was the WPCA’s Top Rookie Outrider in 2001, and received the Rod Glass Memorial Award for the WPCA’s Most Improved Outrider in 2002. He has outrode for four Calgary Stampede GMC Rangeland Derby Championship outfits, five Calgary Stampede Aggregate winners, and four Ponoka Stampede winners.

Chanse is a third generation World Champion whose father is former driver Mike Vigen, and his grandfather was chuckwagon legend Ralph Vigen. He is a cousin to fellow driver Rae Croteau Jr., works as an oilfield salesman and enjoys hockey, basketball, and golf in the off season. Chance and his fiancée Brie makes their home in Calgary, Alberta.

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