Drivers

Rick Fraser

 

Rick Fraser

Birth Date: October 28, 1959
Year Started Outriding: 1976
Year Started Driving: 1982
Hometown: Grand Prairie, AB
WPCA Championship Final Heat Qualifications: 35
WINS:10


World Professional Standings

2017 - 4th
2016 - 14th
2015 - 4th
2014 - 4th
2013 - World Champion
2012 - 4th
2011 - 9th
2010 - 6th
2009 - 13th
2008 - 14th
2007 - 2nd
2006 - 21st
2005 - 7th
2004 - World Champion
2003 - 4th
2002 - 3rd
2001 - 5th
2000 - 20th
1999 - 18th
1998 - 10th
1997 - Did Not Compete
1996 - Did Not Compete
1995 - Did Not Compete
1994 - Did Not Compete
1993 - Did Not Compete
1992 - Did Not Compete
1991 - Did Not Compete
1990 - Did Not Compete
1989 - Did Not Compete
1988 - Did Not Compete
1987 - 16th
1986 - Did Not Compete
1985 - 21st
1984 - Did Not Compete
1983 - 14th
1982 - 18th
           Rookie Season

           

Major Awards And Victories

  • 1982: WPCA Top Rookie Driver, Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Champion Outrider, Calgary Stampede Aggregate Champion Outrider, Strathmore Heritage Days
  • 1983: Grande Prairie Stompede, Ponoka Stampede Champion Driver, Calgary Stampede Aggregate Champion Outrider
  • 1984: Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Champion Outrider
  • 1985: Ponoka Stampede Champion Outrider
  • 1988: Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Champion Outrider, Calgary Stampede Aggregate Champion Outrider
  • 1990: Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Champion Outrider, Ponoka Stampede Champion Outrider
  • 1992: Ponoka Stampede Champion Outrider
  • 1998: Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Champion Outrider
  • 1999: Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Champion Outrider, Calgary Stampede Aggregate Champion Outrider, Orville Strandquist Award
  • 2001: WPCA Showmanship Award
  • 2002: Grande Prairie Stompede, Strathmore Heritage Days
  • 2003: Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede, North American Chuckwagon Championship
  • 2004: WORLD CHAMPION CHUCKWAGON DRIVER, Rocky Mountain Turf Club Derby, Klondike Chuckwagon Derby, Strathmore Heritage Days
  • 2005: North American Chuckwagon Championship, Guy Weadick Award, Klondike Chuckwagon Derby
  • 2010: Battle of the Rockies, WPCA Equine Award Of Excellence - "NICKLE" - Champion Left Leader
  • 2011: Grande Prairie Stompede, Battle of the North, WPCA Equine Outfit of Excellence - "MAX" - Champion Outriding Horse
  • 2012: Calgary Stampede Equine Outfit of Excellence - "MAX" - Champion Outriding Horse, WPCA Equine Outfit of Excellence - "BEAU" - Champion Outriding Horse
  • 2013: WORLD CHAMPION CHUCKWAGON DRIVER, Grande Prairie Stompede, Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede, Battle of the North, GMC Sierra Cup Series, Calgary Stampede Equine Outfit of Excellence  - "NICKLE" - Champion Left Leader, WPCA Equine Outfit of Excellence - "SPIERMAN" - Champion Right Leader
  • 2014: Guy Weadick Days, Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship, Calgary Stampede Equine Outfit of Excellence - "LAW" - Champion Right Wheeler, WPCA Equine Outfit of Excellence - "LAW" - Champion Right Wheeler 
  • 2016: Calgary Stampede Equine Outfit of Excellence - "LAW" - Champion Right Wheeler


Personal Information 
One of the most ingenious and prizewinning chuckwagon competitors of all time, Rick is a two-time World Champion Chuckwagon Driver, has won 20 major show titles in 23 years of competing on the WPCA Pro Tour giving him one of the highest ratio of wins to years competed of all professional chuckwagon drivers, and has won all but one of the current shows that comprise the WPCA Pro Tour. 2016 saw Rick post 26 top ten runs which includes 4 first place runs and 13 other run that placed inside the top five. For the second time in three years, his right wheel horse "LAW" was named Champion Right Wheeler at the Calgary Stampede, and is still the only horse to receive honors on both the Calgary Stampede and WPCA Equine Outfit of Excellence in the same year (2014). Rick also made history in 2016 as being the only known father to have outrode for his son when he rode for his son Cody’s outfit on day 2 of the Battle of the Rockies. Rick was the recipient the Calgary Stampede's prestigious Guy Weadick Award in 2005, the Calgary Stampede's Orville Strandquist Award for top rookie driver in 1999, and has qualified for the GMC Rangeland Derby championship final four times. He outrode for 6 Calgary Stampede GMC Rangeland Derby Championship outfits and 4 Calgary Stampede Aggregate Winners, received the WPCA Showmanship Award for professionalism in 2001 and was the WPCA's Top Rookie Driver in 1982. Rick's horses have collected an impressive 8 Calgary Stampede and WPCA Equine Outfit of Excellence awards, and in 2014 his right wheel horse "LAW" became the only horse to achieve Champion Right Wheeler honors on both the Calgary Stampede and WPCA Equine Outfit of Excellence in the same year. Rick is a third generation chuckwagon driver whose grandfather was the legendary Tom Dorchester and stepfather was former World and three-time Calgary Stampede champion Dave Lewis. He is the father of 2016 rookie driver Cody Fraser and cousin to driver Troy Dorchester. A very devoted family man, Rick and his wife Sue have three children - Amy, Kaylee and Cody and two grandchildren.

 

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