Challenge of the Champions

The Cinch Ranch Sorting National Championships Challenge of the Champions is a new way to honor contestants in each division for their outstanding success and contribution to Cinch RSNC’s mission of preserving and enhancing the ranching lifestyle.  The top 5 money earners in their division in Cinch RSNC sanctioned events this season will get the opportunity to face off with the other division qualifiers in a “Challenge of the Champions” Round Robin.  The contender in each division with the most cows, in the least time at the conclusion of the Round Robin will be crowned the division “Champion of the Champions!.”  Each of the top 5 qualifiers will be awarded a Cinch Shirt, Felt Back Tag, and a Challenge of the Champions Qualifier Award! The back tags will be numbered 1 thru 20, backtag number 1 being awarded to the overall highest money earner in the contest.
This season began after the 2020 World Finals and concludes June 1st, 2021 to allow for proper recognition and sizing of qualifiers.  Prizes or bonuses (Lottery Sort Highpoint bonus) do not count toward annual earnings, only money won in Cinch RSNC events via fast-go, incentive, or average payouts are included.  The top 10 season money earners will be listed here throughout the season, so you can see who the contenders may be. The Challenge of the Champions will have a thrilling contest between the most successful sorters of the year in the following divisions: Open (#7 – #9 rated riders), Amateur (#4 – #6 rated riders), Novice (#3 rated riders), and Rookie (#2 rated riders). We are incredibly proud of each and every member of the Cinch Ranch Sorting National Championships Challenge of the Champions.  Good luck to all!
The Challenge of the Champions Round Robins will take place at the World Finals event June 13-19th, 2021.  If any of the top five money earners will not be in attendance, the spot will be filled by the next eligible money earner in that division.

Open Class - Top 10 Money Earners

1st
Logan 
Wolfe 
$22,761.67

2nd
Travis 
Roberson 
$16,358.00

3rd
Dave 
Schaffner 
$14,397.00

4th
Tommy 
Roberson 
$14,329.00

5th
Kason 
Wolfe 
$11,435.00

FACE OFF ZONE
6th
Tanner 
Keith 
$10,988.00

7th
Joel 
Lesh 
$8,909.50

8th
Brian 
Buckner 
$8,814.00

9th
Sonya 
Buckner 
$6,619.00

10th
Rodi 
Torres 
$6,023.00



Amateur Class - Top 10 Money Earners

1st
Bob 
McPherson 
$26,141.00

2nd
Hank 
Holm 
$24,574.00

3rd
Jessie 
Wolfe 
$21,410.34

4th
Travis 
Freiheit 
$21,073.00

5th
Steve 
Freiheit 
$19,817.00

FACE OFF ZONE
6th
Cathy 
Curtis 
$19,244.00

7th
Tanner 
Sperle 
$17,577.69

8th
Kenneth 
Altom 
$16,629.00

9th
Kaitlyn 
Ruderer 
$16,626.00

10th
Doug 
Pritchett 
$16,417.00



Novice Class - Top 10 Money Earners

1st
Sheri 
Stec 
$11,751.00

2nd
Maia 
Mayer 
$10,920.00

3rd
Cheyenne 
Barcelona 
$9,374.29

4th
Lesley 
Umsted 
$9,374.00

5th
Shelley 
Sherwood 
$8,606.00

FACE OFF ZONE
6th
Elliott 
Roberts 
$8,460.00

7th
Michael 
Grose 
$8,223.00

8th
Lynn 
Zylstra 
$8,064.67

9th
Eddy 
Seaton 
$7,852.00

10th
Charles 
Black 
$7,600.00



Rookie Class - Top 10 Money Earners

1st
Lonnie 
Sperle 
$5,536.00

2nd
John 
Zylstra 
$5,489.75

3rd
Lauri 
Vanderziel 
$5,458.50

4th
Brad 
McEachron 
$4,581.50

5th
Don 
Emrick 
$4,451.00

FACE OFF ZONE
6th
Adell 
Hegge 
$4,413.00

7th
Casen 
Buzhardt 
$3,903.00

8th
Rachelle 
Westlund 
$3,828.00

9th
Daphne 
Grose 
$3,814.00

10th
Tara 
Vaughn 
$3,397.00