Mitch Sutherland

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Year Started Driving
Grande Prairie, AB
WPCA Championship Final Heat Qualifications
March 3, 1978

Major Awards And Victories

  • 2008: WCA Champion
  • 2009: WCA Champion
  • 2011: Richard Cosgrave Badlands Dinosaur Derby, WPCA Top Rookie Driver
  • 2015: Guy Weadick Days
  • 2016: Calgary Stampede Equine Outfit of Excellence - "BOOMER" - Champion Left Wheel

Personal Information

A second-generation driver from one of chuckwagon racing’s quintessential racing families, 2018 saw Mitch post 12 top ten runs, which includes one day money run and a fifth place run as a replacement for injured driver Mike Vigen at the Strathmore Stampede. A fifth-place overall finish with his own wagon and a tenth place overall finish with Mike Vigen’s wagon both at Strathmore Stampede were his best of the season. 2016 was a memorable year for Mitch when he qualified for his first career championship final heat as a professional chuckwagon driver at the Calgary Stampede along with his father Kirk, and his horse "BOOMER" was named the Champion Left Wheeler on the 2016 Calgary Stampede Equine Athlete of Excellence as well. Mitch has won two WPCA show championships, and was the 2011 WPCA Top Rookie Driver. He started his career in on the amateur Western Chuckwagon Association (WCA) circuit in 2004 and was the overall WCA champion in back to back years in 2008 and 2009. He won twelve WCA show championships during his tenure with the WCA. Prior to driving chuckwagons Mitch played football for the University of Alberta Golden Bears where he received All Canadian Honors. He was drafted in 2002 by the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League and went on to attend training camp with the Alouettes later that year. Mitch is an owner/operator of Hitch’Em Oilfield Hauling, and enjoys watching hockey. Mitch and his wife Heather have two children – Emerson and Weston – and make their home in Grande Prairie, Alberta.

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