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Rae Croteau Jr.

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Year Started Outriding
Year Started Driving
Rapid View, Saskatchewan
WPCA Championship Final Heat Qualifications
February 10, 1982

World Professional Standings

  • 2022 - 5th
  • 2021 - Did Not Compete
  • 2020 - No Race Season
  • 2019 - Did Not Compete
  • 2018 - Did Not Compete
  • 2017 - Did Not Compete
  • 2016 - 26th
  • 2015 - 12th
  • 2014 - 5th
  • 2013 - 16th
  • 2012 - 22nd
  • 2011 - 24th
  • 2010 - 18th
  • 2009 - 22nd
  • 2008- 9th
  • 2007- 13th
  • 2006 - 9th
  • 2005 - 4th
  • 2004 - 14th
  • 2003 - 10th
  • 2002 - 18th
  • 2001 - CPCA Member
  • 2000 - CPCA Member
  • 1999 - CPCA Member - Rookie Season

Major Awards And Victories

  • 2002: Klondike Chuckwagon Derby, WPCA Showmanship Award
  • 2003: Strathmore Heritage Days Stampede
  • 2004: Badlands Dinosaur Derby, Red Deer Chuckwagon Championship
  • 2005: Badlands Dinosaur Derby, WPCA Equine Award Of Excellence - "ABBY" - Champion Outriding Horse
  • 2006: Badlands Dinosaur Derby, Strathmore Heritage Days Stampede, WPCA Equine Award Of Excellence - "DAN" - Champion Right Leader
  • 2007: Strathmore Heritage Days Stampede, WPCA Equine Award Of Excellence - "AMERSHAM" - Champion Outriding Horse
  • 2010 Grande Prairie Stompede
  • 2014: Calgary Stampede Equine Award Of Excellence - "TOM" - Champion Outriding Horse, WPCA Equine Award Of Excellence - "CHIP" - Champion Left Wheeler
  • 2015: GMC Sierra Cup Series
  • 2022: Battle of the Foothills, WPCA Equine Outfit of Excellence - "RIVER" - Champion Outriding Horse

Personal Information

After running what he thought was his last race at his hometown Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship in 2016, Rae decided to resume his career in 2022 and came back with a vengeance. He won the Battle of the Foothills in High River, qualified for the championship final heat at the Ponoka Stampede, and posted 29 top ten runs, including 8 first place runs, and 11 runs that also cracked the top five. In addition to the victory in High River, Rae placed inside the top ten overall at four additional show championship in 2022. His horse "River" was named as a Champion Outriding Horse on the 2022 WPCA Pro Tour.

Over his career, Rae has won ten major show championships on the WPCA Pro Tour, was the 2015 GMC Sierra Cup Series Champion, had five horses named to the WPCA Equine Award Of Excellence, one horse named to the Calgary Stampede's Equine Award Of Excellence, and won the WPCA Showmanship Award in 2002.

Rae made his lone trip to the GMC Rangeland Derby's championship final in 2014, becoming only the second time that three generations of the same family have qualified for the GMC Rangeland Derby’s championship final joining his father Bert Croteau and grandfather Ray Croteau who each qualified for the Calgary final in 2004 and 1987 respectively.

In 2013, Rae thrilled the crowd at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas by touring his wagon around the Thomas and Mack Center during the opening ceremonies on Canada night. Rae began his career on the Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association (CPCA) circuit in 1999. In three years with the CPCA, he won the CPCA’s Meadow Lake Stampede in 2001, the CPCA's High Point Rookie Outrider in 1996, the CPCA's High Point Rookie Driver in 1999, and the CPCA's Most Improved Driver in 2000. Rae is a third generation chuckwagon driver and is a cousin to fellow driver Chanse Vigen.

Rae has four children - daughters Cora Lynn, Ava Mae, and Hadley and son Kix. He and his wife Ashley make their home in Rapid View, Saskatchewan.

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