Rylee Anderson, Miss Frontier 2017

Rylee Cay Anderson is the daughter of Robb Anderson and Elaine Anderson. She is a fourth generation Wyoming native and was born and raised in Laramie County. Growing up, Rylee was actively involved in Cheyenne Frontier Days™ (CFD). She participated in several parades representing various groups, was an outrider for carriages, a contestant in the costume contest until 2006, and competed in the Jr. Barrels racing competition. Rylee served as a four-year Dandy team member, and she recently helped the group with sponsor flags during the 2015 Cheyenne Frontier Days™.

“Actively participating in CFD for so long has given me a true appreciation for all of the volunteers who make this great celebration happen each year. Excited does not even begin to describe how I feel about representing our great rodeo!”

Rylee is a 2014 graduate of Burns High School, where she was a member of the four-time state champion cross country team, basketball and track teams. She also participated in FFA, FBLA and National Honor Society. Rylee competed in rodeo through several organizations including the Wyoming High School Rodeo Association. In her spare time, she is involved in community activities and has raised money for charities such as the Relay for Life and March of Dimes.

She currently attends Laramie County Community College (LCCC) where she has participated on the livestock judging and showing team. She graduated in May 2016 with her associate’s degree in general agriculture. She is currently in her third year at LCCC, and will obtain a second degree this spring in Agriculture Business. She will attend the University of Wyoming in fall 2017 as an Agriculture Communications major. Recently, she received her American FFA Degree, and her goal is to become an advocate for both agriculture and the sport of rodeo.

“One of my favorite quotes is from a song by Tim McGraw that says “always stay humble and kind.” To me, this really depicts the sport of rodeo and the Western lifestyle. I truly believe in both, and I couldn’t ask for a better rodeo to be an ambassador for. I am so proud to call Laramie County my home and the Frontier Days Volunteers my family. It is a true honor to represent the greatest rodeo on earth and I cannot wait for the 121st Daddy of ‘em All®!”

Emily Breeden, Lady-in-Waiting 2017

Emily Breeden is the daughter of Kyle and Tip Breeden. She is a proud sixth generation rancher in Laramie County with her younger brother Royce.

Emily has been involved with Cheyenne Frontier Days™ since she was 7 years old; competing in the junior barrels and has been hooked ever since. She served the Dandies team throughout high school and most recently has been the Dandies assistant director for the past two years.

“I learned so much from being a Dandy and serving as a goodwill ambassador for Frontier Days, and now being able to serve as Lady-In-Waiting is truly a dream come true.”

Emily is a 2014 graduate of Cheyenne East High School where she was involved in Future Farmers of America (FFA) and soccer. During soccer she was a two-time state champion, and she received All State defender her junior and senior year. She was also an active member of 4-H and competed in the County and State fair. She has also competed in many rodeos in the barrels, poles, goat tying breakaway, and team roping events.

She currently is attending Laramie County Community College (LCCC) and plans to graduate May 2017 with her associate’s degree in Education. She then plans to further her education at the University of Wyoming (UW) and receive her master’s degree in Special Education.

“I love being an advocate for others, and I feel absolutely blessed to serve as Lady-In-Waiting for the 121st Daddy of ‘em All®; and to be able to promote Cheyenne Frontier Days™ and the Western way of life. It is something I take a lot of pride in, and I can’t wait to share that love with everyone I meet this year!”