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.
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Open Class - Top 10 Money Earners

1st
Logan 
Wolfe 
$16,167.67

2nd
Travis 
Roberson 
$13,827.00

3rd
Dave 
Schaffner 
$10,243.00

4th
Tommy 
Roberson 
$9,068.00

5th
Tanner 
Keith 
$7,651.00

FACE OFF ZONE
6th
Kason 
Wolfe 
$7,615.00

7th
Brian 
Buckner 
$7,298.00

8th
Joel 
Lesh 
$5,492.50

9th
Sonya 
Buckner 
$4,922.00

10th
Rodi 
Torres 
$4,131.00



Amateur Class - Top 10 Money Earners

1st
Hank 
Holm 
$24,574.00

2nd
Bob 
McPherson 
$20,984.00

3rd
Steve 
Freiheit 
$18,086.00

4th
Jessie 
Wolfe 
$17,918.34

5th
Travis 
Freiheit 
$17,470.00

FACE OFF ZONE
6th
Cathy 
Curtis 
$13,890.00

7th
Tanner 
Sperle 
$12,691.69

8th
Kenneth 
Altom 
$12,639.00

9th
Kash 
VanTassell 
$12,248.00

10th
Kaitlyn 
Ruderer 
$12,213.00



Novice Class - Top 10 Money Earners

1st
Maia 
Mayer 
$10,280.00

2nd
Sheri 
Stec 
$8,416.00

3rd
Bobbie 
Miller 
$7,889.00

4th
Steve 
Torrance 
$7,352.00

5th
Mark 
Garrett 
$7,350.00

FACE OFF ZONE
6th
Teresa 
Garrett 
$7,262.00

7th
Cheyenne 
Barcelona 
$7,232.00

8th
Mike 
Christian 
$6,698.21

9th
Shiann 
Buckner 
$6,516.00

10th
Shelley 
Sherwood 
$6,513.00



Rookie Class - Top 10 Money Earners

1st
Trae 
Ness 
$4,470.00

2nd
Lauri 
Vanderziel 
$4,182.50

3rd
Jeff 
Freitag 
$4,076.00

4th
John 
Zylstra 
$4,071.75

5th
Taylor 
Spencer 
$3,311.00

FACE OFF ZONE
6th
Rachelle 
Westlund 
$3,074.00

7th
Brad 
McEachron 
$2,996.50

8th
Lonnie 
Sperle 
$2,923.00

9th
Belinda 
Smith 
$2,700.00

10th
Tara 
Vaughn 
$2,644.00