Vern Nolin



Birth Date: March 1, 1973
Year Started Driving: 2000
Hometown: Dewberry, Alberta
WPCA Championship Final Heat Qualifications: 2
Wins: 0

World Professional Standings

2018 - 2nd
2017 - 16th
2016 - 6th
2015 - CPCA Member   
2014 - CPCA Member
2013 - CPCA Member
2012 - CPCA Member
2011 - CPCA Member
2010 - CPCA Member
2009 - CPCA Member
2008 - CPCA Member
2007 - CPCA Member
2006 - CPCA Member
2005 - CPCA Member
2004 - CPCA Member
2003 - CPCA Member
2002 - CPCA Member
2001 - CPCA Member
2000 - CPCA Member- Rookie Season  

Major Awards And Victories

  • 2009: CPCA Champion Driver
  • 2012: CPCA Champion Driver; CPCA High Point Driver
  • 2013: CPCA Champion Driver
  • 2014: CPCA Champion Driver 
  • 2016: Ashley Richards Memorial Presented By Dakota Dunes Casino, Calgary Stampede Equine Outfit of Excellence - "POWER" - Champion Outriding Horse
  • 2017: Calgary Stampede Equine Outfit of Excellence - "HAWK" - Champion Left Leader
  • 2018: Ponoka Stampede, WPCA Clean Drive Award, Herman Flad Memorial Award (WPCA Most Improved Driver)

Personal Information
One of chuckwagon racing’s most successful drivers over the past decade, Vern had a horse named to the Calgary Stampede Equine Outfit of Excellence for the second consecutive year. 2017 also saw Vern post 21 top ten runs including 4 first place runs and 9 runs that also cracked the top five. A runner-up finish at the Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship and additional top ten overall aggregate finishes at the Calgary Stampede and Strathmore Stampede were his best of the year. In just his second start as a member of the WPCA Pro Tour, Vern captured his first WPCA show championship when he took the 2016 Ashley Richards Memorial Presented by Dakota Dunes Casino. He has twice qualified for the Calgary Stampede’s championship final heat and four times he qualified for the GMC Rangeland Derby’s “Semi-Final Saturday.” Prior to joining the WPCA in 2016, Vern had an affluent career on the Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association (CPCA) circuit, where he was a four-time CPCA Champion Driver, was the CPCA's High Point Driver in 2012, won 11 CPCA show championships, and was the CPCA’s Most Improved Driver in 2004. Vern qualified for the championship dash for the CPCA Championship four consecutive year, and eight times in eleven years. Vern works as a carpenter in the off season and enjoys sleigh rides, fishing, hunting, driving his Percheron Team, and going to the rink with the kids. Vern and Lisa Bensmiller have seven children - Brett, Brendan, Cruise, Paynton, August, Sienna and Madelyn - and make their home in Dewberry, Alberta.

GMC 2017