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 2021 World Finals and concludes June 1st, 2022 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 12-18th, 2022.  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
Joel 
Lesh 
$21,578.00

2nd
Kason 
Wolfe 
$15,052.00

3rd
Logan 
Wolfe 
$13,465.00

4th
Remy 
Greer 
$13,296.00

5th
Jessie 
Wolfe 
$9,365.00

FACE OFF ZONE
6th
Wesley 
Appenzeller 
$8,325.00

7th
James 
Greer 
$7,459.00

8th
Val 
Tamme 
$7,310.00

9th
Travis 
Roberson 
$7,165.00

10th
Colette 
Lesh 
$5,717.00



Amateur Class - Top 10 Money Earners

1st
Bob 
McPherson 
$24,583.00

2nd
Tanner 
Sperle 
$16,072.00

3rd
Chris 
Mangold 
$10,855.00

4th
Sheri 
Stec 
$10,707.00

5th
Liz 
Baremore 
$10,634.00

FACE OFF ZONE
6th
Kevin 
Reese 
$10,068.00

7th
Pam 
Haar 
$9,942.00

8th
Doug 
Pritchett 
$9,758.00

9th
Haily 
Mangold 
$9,733.00

10th
Larry 
Newport 
$9,671.00



Novice Class - Top 10 Money Earners

1st
Patrick 
Witham 
$17,302.00

2nd
Gail 
Grooms 
$11,434.00

3rd
Kecia 
Adams 
$7,116.00

4th
Mary 
Richards 
$5,708.00

5th
Carley 
Brause 
$5,491.00

FACE OFF ZONE
6th
Christy 
Pritchett 
$5,485.00

7th
Joe 
Meals 
$5,222.00

8th
Ernie 
Hockens 
$5,029.00

9th
Tricia 
Lukassen 
$4,786.00

10th
Jayson 
Smith 
$4,744.00



Rookie Class - Top 10 Money Earners

1st
Elaine 
Moore 
$3,287.00

2nd
Marilyn 
Bowcutt 
$3,183.00

3rd
Myrna 
Sandefur 
$3,006.00

4th
Jason 
Kirkland 
$2,803.00

5th
Scott 
Finley 
$2,078.00

FACE OFF ZONE
6th
Nancy 
Daniel 
$1,918.00

7th
TJ 
Bryson 
$1,905.00

8th
Isabelle 
Conwell 
$1,875.00

9th
Lacie 
Oglesby 
$1,858.00

10th
Matthew 
McCoy 
$1,769.00