Savannah Sherri Messenger is the daughter of Kirk and Raedene Messenger and the late Mark Messenger. She is a seventh generation Wyomingite and a Cheyenne Central High School 2016 graduate. She has attended Laramie County Community College for three years and is a Dental Assistant.
During high school, she was a four year letter recipient on the Cheyenne Central women’s soccer team. From the time that she was 9, she participated in draft horse driving competitions throughout the United States and Canada, winning top awards. She was a Cheyenne Frontier Days Dandy during the years of 2014, 2015 and 2016, at which time her love of Cheyenne Frontier Days and riding for the brand become most evident. More recently, Savannah has volunteered on the Public Relations Committee assisting with out of state Rodeo Queens and with the Parades Committee as an out-rider for the horse drawn vehicles and wagons.
Savannah’s roots are deep in western heritage. Her Maternal side of the family has owned and operated the CP Ranch since 1904. Her paternal great, great Grandfather was the blacksmith for the Cheyenne area dating back to 1916. Her family has a passion for horse drawn vehicles and turn of the century memorabilia which they have housed at the family’s “Messenger’s Old West Museum”. Her family has been driving horses in the Cheyenne Frontier Days parades and Grand Entries since the 70’s, and has promoted Cheyenne Frontier Days with their World Champion Percheron draft horse hitch throughout the United States and Canada.
“It’s simply where I come from. At a young age I developed a love for horses and western heritage. I became very driven to promote Cheyenne Frontier Days during the years that I was a Cheyenne Frontier Days Dandy. I never get tired of riding and waving in that big arena! It’s important to know where we come from and to keep traditions alive. I’m ecstatic to have this worldwide opportunity to promote and represent the Western Heritage of “The Daddy of ‘em All.”
Jordan Mackenzie Johnson is the 20-year-old daughter of Steve and Rachelle Zimmerman and Darrel Johnson. She also has a younger brother, Andrew Johnson.
Jordan is a 2019 graduate of Cheyenne Central High School, where she was a member of the Swim, Drama and Speech & Debate teams. Jordan was named an Academic All American by the National Speech and Debate Association. She was a CFD Dandy from 2015-2019, competing a full four-year term in the program. She was also a 4-H member for 9 years, winning numerous placings including Grand Champion Horse Showman and Grand Champion Western Reiner.
Jordan is currently a Junior at the University of Wyoming. She is perusing a degree in Animal Science, with a concentration in pre-veterinary medicine, and a minor in Agricultural Business. Jordan currently represents the University of Wyoming as the Vice-President of the WyoGold Student Alumni Association and as an Ag Ambassador for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. As a Freshman Jordan was a member of the University of Wyoming Equestrian Team, and as a sophomore competed as a member of the University of Wyoming Ranch Horse Team.
Jordan history traces back a very long way into CFD and western history. She attended her first coronation ball at the age of five weeks old, and her first rodeo a week later. Jordan’s family ties run deep in CFD. Her mother, Rachelle, was crowned Lady-in-Waiting in 1992, and served as Miss Frontier in 1993. Jordan’s Great Cousin, Laura Bailey was Miss Frontier in 1951, and her Great Aunt, Teddy Ann Storey, held the title in 1942. Her Mother and Step-Father are currently on the Indian Committee, and have both been named Volunteers of the Year. Rachelle is also a CFD HEEL. Her father, Darrel spent 3 years on the Military Committee and currently serves on the Public Relations Committee.
“Tradition is something special. That is something that I love about Cheyenne. CFD is the embodiment of people coming together as a family to put on a world-renowned rodeo and show. It is humbling to know that I was trusted with representing the ,3000+ volunteers that make it possible. I truly hope to make each one of them proud. I’m so thankful to have been awarded the opportunity to represent the sport of rodeo, the traditions of the West and The Daddy of ‘Em All!”