Gary Gorst

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Year Started Outriding
Year Started Driving
Meadow Lake, SK
WPCA Championship Final Heat Qualifications
January 31, 1955

World Professional Standings

  • 2018 - 11th
  • 2017 - 7th
  • 2016 - 2nd
  • 2015 - 8th
  • 2014 - 16th
  • 2013 - 10th
  • 2012 - 7th
  • 2011 - CPCA Member
  • 2010 - CPCA Member
  • 2009 - CPCA Member
  • 2008 - CPCA Member
  • 2007 - CPCA Member

Major Awards And Victories

  • 2008: CPCA High Point Driver
  • 2010: CPCA Champion, CPCA High Point Driver
  • 2011: CPCA High Point Driver
  • 2012: Calgary Stampede Equine Outfit of Excellence - "SMILES" - Champion Outriding Horse
  • 2013:  Calgary Stampede Equine Outfit of Excellence - "ALLEN" - Champion Outriding Horse
  • 2015: WPCA Equine Outfit of Excellence - "VICTORY" - Champion Outriding Horse
  • 2016: Strathmore Stampede Champion, WPCA Equine Outfit Of Excellence - "TOMMY" - Champion Right Wheeler
  • 2017: Ashley Richards Memorial Presented By Dakota Dunes Casino, Strahmore Stampede, Calgary Stampede Equine Outfit of Excellence - "BOB" - Champion Outriding Horse, WPCA Equine Outfit Of Excellence - "GT" - Champion Left Leader
  • 2018: WPCA Equine Outfit of Excellence - "UNQUIET" - Champion Outriding Horse

Personal Information

A veteran driver one of chuckwagon racing’s preeminent racing families, 2018 saw Gary’s horse “UNQUIET” named a WPCA Champion Outriding Horse. It’s the seventh time Gary has won an equine award on either the WPCA Pro Tour or at the Calgary Stampede. Gary posted 16 top ten runs in 2018, including one first place runs and 8 other runs that also placed inside the top five. Three top ten overall finishes including a runner up finishes at the Strathmore Stampede was his best of the year. Gary was runner-up for the World Chuckwagon Championship in 2016, has won 3 WPCA show championships, and has twice qualified for GMC Rangeland Derby championship final heat. Prior to joining the WPCA, Gary had an extremely successful career on the Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association (CPCA) circuit where he was the 2010 CPCA Champion driver, was the CPCA’s High Point Driver three times in four years, and won 13 CPCA show championships in a 5 year stretch. Gary won the CPCA’s Bruce Bremner Award for the Most Consistent Barreling Outfit in 2010, received the CPCA's Chuckwagon Family of the Year Award in 2005, and qualified for the winner–take–all final for the CPCA Championship in six consecutive years, finishing no worse than 3rd overall in the same time period. Gary is a second generation wagon man whose father Art Gorst competed at the Stampede in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. Gary and his wife Janice have three children - fellow drivers Logan and Dustin Gorst, and daughter Jenalee, and make their home in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan.

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