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Jerry Bremner
Rod Fonteyne
Al Clemmer
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INDUCTEE 2018 - ATHLETE - Jerry Bremner


Chuckwagon Outrider 1972-1992
Chuckwagon Driver 1984-2015
Three-time World Champion Driver 1990, 1995, 2003
World Champion Outrider 1986
Two time Ponoka Stampede Champion Driver 1996, 2007
Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Champion 1993

Jerry Bremner was born in Loon Lake Saskatchewan and grew up in the Loon River Community.  He attended Rapid View Elementary and high school in Loon Lake.  During his school years Jerry was an all-round athlete and competed in hockey, basketball, volleyball and football.   Jerry is a second generation chuckwagon driver whose father was former Calgary Stampede finalist Roy Bremner.  Jerry started his chuckwagon racing career as an outrider for his father’s chuckwagon outfit in 1972 with the Northern Chuckwagon Racing Association (NCRA) and began driving in 1984 on the World Professional Chuckwagon Association (WPCA) circuit.  He was the 1986 World Champion Outrider and is one of the most decorated Chuckwagon Drivers of all time.  Jerry is a three-time World Champion Chuckwagon Driver, a two time Ponoka Stampede Champion and was the 1993 Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Champion. Jerry retired from his illustrious chuckwagon driving career in 2015.

Top Rookie Driver Leads to Thirty-One Year
Professional Racing Career

Jerry started outriding at the tender age of twelve and continued his outriding career for twenty years (1972-1992). He was the NPCA Champion Outrider in 1981. Additionally, Jerry was an outrider on three Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby outfits (1982, 1984, 1991), four Ponoka Stampede outfits (1983, 1984, 1986, 1987), and was the 1982 Calgary Stampede Aggregate Champion Outrider.  In 1986 Jerry was the World Champion Outrider.  Jerry’s outriding accomplishments alone would qualify him for induction into the Wetaskiwin and County Sports Hall of Fame.

Wins Three North American Chuck Wagon Championships

Jerry’s thirty-one year career as a driver started when he was twenty-four. In 1984, his first year of driving, Jerry won the WPCA Top Rookie Driver Award and became the second rookie to win a show on the WPCA Pro Tour when he captured the Trochu Chuckwagon Championship.  Over the years Jerry won the Trochu championship four more times (1989, 1990, 1993, 1996).  Other multiple wins include a three-time championship of both the Grande Prairie Stampede (1994, 2007, 2008) and the North American Chuckwagon Championship (2006, 2009, 2011) and a two-time winner of Ponoka (1996, 2007), Medicine Hat (2006, 2007) and the United States Chuckwagon Tournament (2006, 2009).  Rimby (1986), Calgary (1993), Moses Lake (1994) and Strathmore (2007) round out his championship wins.  During his chuckwagon driving career Jerry won a total of nineteen WPCA show wins as well as numerous other championships.  In his 1984 rookie season in the WPCA Jerry placed a respectable twelfth in the World Professional standings.

In his thirty-one years of chuckwagon racing Jerry has consistently placed high in the standings.  He achieved the top five seventeen times and the top ten nine times.  Three times Jerry was the World Champion Driver by amassing the most number of points during the season (1990, 1995, 2003).  As well, in WPCA Championships Jerry qualified for forty-six final heats. Among the final heats, eight include the Calgary Stampede Rangeland winner-take-all championship final.  All in all, Jerry has a most impressive championship resume!

Co-holder of Calgary Stampede
Track Record Can Never Be Broken

Besides the Top Rookie Driver Award Jerry was also awarded the WPCA Most Improved Chuckwagon Driver award in 1986 and the WPCA Clean Drive Award in 2003.  Also, Jerry has had four of his horses named to the WPCA’s Equine Outfit of Excellence.  Adding to his racing resume, Jerry will forever be the co-holder of the Calgary Stampede track record on the old track.   Jerry was also involved in the Chuckwagon Association where he served on the Driver Director Board for fifteen years. 

Jerry Bremner is a well-respected member of the Chuckwagon community.  He has a competitive spirit but is known as a fair competitor.   Competing on the chuckwagon circuit for Jerry was a family effort; his wife Donna, his son Shane and his daughter Jaycee were all involved on the “Bremner Team”.   Jerry has been described by other drivers as one of the “best caregivers of horses in the business”.   We are recognizing Jerry’s outstanding chuckwagon careers in both outriding and driving by inducting him into the Wetaskiwin and County Sports Hall of Fame. 

Read  Jerry's acceptance speech.





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