World Professional Standings
A veteran driver with over 20 years experience, Derek was the Western Chuckwagon Association’s Top Rookie Driver in 2011 and received the WCA’s Masters Award in 2019. He won the WCA’s Rio Grande Rodeo in 2021, and has additional victories on the WCA circuit at the 2016 Grande Prairie Stompede and the 2018 Boots & Moccasins show in Grande Prairie, and was the Aggregate Champion at the Grande Prairie Stompede in 2017.
Derek started driving pony chuckwagons in 2001, and through the help and encouragement of former drivers Kelly Sutherland, Rick Fraser, Neal Walgenbach and Nathan Sales, he made the move to thoroughbred chuckwagons in 2011. Derek enjoys hockey, golfing, baseball and travelling in his spare time, and works as a production foreman for ARC Resources in the off season. Derek has two children – Fraser and Andie. He and his wife Dale make their home in Grande Prairie, Alberta.