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
Remy 
Greer 
$11,405.00

2nd
Joel 
Lesh 
$9,149.00

3rd
James 
Greer 
$7,140.00

4th
Wesley 
Appenzeller 
$5,934.00

5th
Kason 
Wolfe 
$5,712.00

FACE OFF ZONE
6th
Val 
Tamme 
$5,447.00

7th
Logan 
Wolfe 
$5,353.00

8th
Colette 
Lesh 
$5,013.00

9th
Kody 
Ward 
$3,867.00

10th
Jessie 
Wolfe 
$3,045.00



Amateur Class - Top 10 Money Earners

1st
Sheri 
Stec 
$8,588.00

2nd
Kathryn 
Mitchell 
$7,568.00

3rd
Jackson 
Lesh 
$7,270.00

4th
Chris 
Mangold 
$7,242.00

5th
Bob 
McPherson 
$6,996.00

FACE OFF ZONE
6th
Colton 
Appenzeller 
$6,584.00

7th
Preston 
Lesh 
$5,254.00

8th
Kip 
Appenzeller 
$5,237.00

9th
Jim 
Ward 
$4,831.00

10th
Mike 
Bloom 
$4,587.00



Novice Class - Top 10 Money Earners

1st
Gail 
Grooms 
$11,434.00

2nd
Patrick 
Witham 
$5,594.00

3rd
Taylor 
Spencer 
$4,160.00

4th
Vicki 
Gray 
$3,117.00

5th
Ernie 
Hockens 
$2,868.00

FACE OFF ZONE
6th
Elizabeth 
Hockens 
$2,868.00

7th
Tana 
Brickey 
$2,253.00

8th
Hattie Claire  
Wolfe 
$2,224.00

9th
Christy 
Pritchett 
$1,983.00

10th
Susan 
Reed 
$1,741.00



Rookie Class - Top 10 Money Earners

1st
TJ 
Bryson 
$1,430.00

2nd
Malik 
Hegge 
$1,341.00

3rd
Jennifer 
Adams 
$841.00

4th
Scott 
Finley 
$804.00

5th
April 
Hoogendijk 
$794.00

FACE OFF ZONE
6th
Katy 
Sperle 
$735.00

7th
Brooklyn 
Mueller 
$614.00

8th
Carley 
Brause 
$587.00

9th
Desiree 
Garrett 
$461.00

10th
Joe 
Ferguson 
$403.00