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Chanse Vigen

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CHANSE VIGEN
Year Started Outriding
2000
Year Started Driving
2008
Hometown
Grande Prairie, AB
WPCA Championship Final Heat Qualifications
4
Birthday
May 14, 1984
  • 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

Personal Information

With a surplus of natural ability, 2018 saw Chanse make his second consecutive trip to the Calgary Stampede GMC Rangeland Derby’s championship final, only this time as a replacement driver for his injured father Mike Vigen. The 2018 season also saw Chanse qualify his own wagon into the semi-final round at the Ponoka Stampede as well. Between his own and his father’s wagon, Chanse posted 23 top ten runs, including 3 day money runs and 12 runs that also cracked the top five. Again while acting as a replacement driver for his injured father Mike, Chanse was the aggregate winner at the 2017 Battle of the North, 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 3 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 and 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 current driver Mike Vigen, and his grandfather was chuckwagon legend Ralph Vigen. He is a cousin to former driver Rae Croteau Jr., works as a farrier and enjoys hockey, basketball, and golf in the off season. Chance and his fiancée Rochelle make their home in Okotoks, Alberta.

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