Ponoka Stampede 2014 Auction


Gary Gorst


Birth Date: January 31, 1955
Year Started Outriding: 1969
Year Started Driving: 1970
Hometown: Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan
Championship Final Heat Qualifications: 3
Wins: 0

World Professional Standings

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  


Personal Information
One of the most well liked and well respected drivers in professional chuckwagon racing, Gary just completed his second consecutive year on the WPCA Pro Tour and placed inside the top ten in the World Standings for the second consecutive year as well. 2013 saw Gary post 15 top ten runs, including 2 first place runs and 2 runs that also placed inside the top five. He qualified for the winner–take–all championship final at the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede, made the semi-final round at the Calgary Stampede, placed inside the top ten overall at five of nine show championships, and for the second consecutive year he had a horse named to the Calgary Stampede's Equine Outfit of Excellence. Gary enjoyed quite a successful first year on the WPCA Pro Tour in 2012, qualifying for his first GMC Rangeland Derby winner–take–all championship final and qualifying for the winner–take–all championship final of the Grande Prairie Stompede in his first start as a WPCA driver. Prior to joining the WPCA, Gary had an extremely successful career on the CPCA circuit where he was the 2010 CPCA Champion driver, 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 and finished 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 driver Logan Gorst and champion outrider Dustin Gorst, and daughter Jenalee,  and make their home in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan.


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