Jordan Mackenzie Johnson is the 21-year-old daughter of Steve and Rachelle Zimmerman and Darrel Johnson. She 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 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 senior at the University of Wyoming, where she is perusing a degree in animal and veterinary science, with a concentration in pre-veterinary medicine, and a minor in agricultural business. Jordan currently serves as the President of the WyoGold Student Alumni Association and as the Chair of the Ag Ambassadors for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. In addition, Jordan is an undergraduate research assistant, studying key regenerative properties in animals. During her time in Laramie, Jordan has been a member of the University of Wyoming Equestrian Team, and the Ranch Horse Team.
Jordan’s 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. “I grew up in the Indian Village, learning the dances and spending long hours in the cabin. I am so very thankful for all that they do for us girls, and I am proud to call them all my family.” Additionally, in 2015, Jordan was named a Dandy and completed a full four-year term in the program. For the 125th show, Jordan worked in the AA Barn and presented the Wyoming flag as a member of the Color Guard.
“History and tradition are both things that run so deep not only in CFD but also through Cheyenne. We, as a community, are the embodiment of people coming together. It is humbling to know that I was trusted with representing the 3,000+ volunteers that make it all 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.’”
Caitlin Garcia is the 23 year old daughter of Cesar and Denise Garcia. She has one sibling, a twin sister, Brianna.
Caitlin is a 2017 graduate of Cheyenne Central Highschool where she was a member of the diving team, FBLA chapter and FFA chapter. Caitlin competed with Central’s FBLA chapter at three national conferences. Her senior year, she competed with the High Plains FFA chapter in veterinary science, where the team won the reserve national championship.
After high school Caitlin attended Laramie County Community College where she graduated with three associates degrees in animal science, equine science and equine training & management. Here she competed on the Ranch Horse team and Equestrian team. Caitlin is currently a senior at the University of Wyoming, where she is pursuing a bachelors of animal science with a concentration in equine science. While attending University of Wyoming she has been a member of the Ranch Horse Team, competitively showing versatility horses.
Caitlin’s first time in the CFD arena was at the age of 8, competing in junior barrel racing. She later continued to represent CFD across Wyoming and surrounding states for five years as a
Dandy. When not in the arena, Caitlin can be found at the ranch moving cows, fixing fences, putting up hay or working any other aspect of the ranch.
“ It is a true honor to be selected as the 2023 Lady-in-Waiting! I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to represent Cheyenne Frontier Days, rodeo, and the western way of life. To become my own childhood hero is an indescribable feeling! To know I have been chosen to represent 3000+ volunteers who are Cheyenne Frontier Days and continue the legacy of Cheyenne Frontier Days royalty is truly humbling! I hope to make each person proud and fill the boots of those who rode before me!