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Conversations with Dana Matthews-McNeil and Will Rogers

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dana Matthews-McNeil and Will Rogers.

Hi Dana Matthews-McNeil. It’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for sharing your story with us – to start, maybe you can share some of your backstories with our readers.
The RS RODEO company members include Will Rogers, Dana Matthews-McNeil, and Jake Sporbert. The solid foundation of value and integrity has put RS RODEO at the forefront of the rodeo industry.

We are a cowboy-friendly Rodeo Producing company and stock contractor located in Arizona founded by contestants that love the sport of rodeo. 2X NSPRA “Stock Contractor of the Year” specializing in Senior Pro and Junior Roughstock rodeos with exceptional family fun rodeo entertainment. RS RODEO prides itself in being a complete rodeo production partner from concept to completion. RS Rodeo has been the source for top livestock, the best entertainers in the business, and a commitment to showcasing the rodeo lifestyle. Armed with the knowledge gained from a lifetime of rodeo experience, including the founding and operating of RS Rodeo, Will, Dana, and Jake, along with a family of support, continue to contribute to the growth of the rodeo industry and western heritage by raising superior bucking stock and producing exceptional rodeos around the country.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
We have had very few struggles with the fast pace growth of our company.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
Will Rogers, Founder and Production Manager. His knowledge of competing in rodeo for a lifetime provides him with the experience and expertise needed to produce outstanding rodeos. Will brings an attitude of professionalism and leadership that makes RS Rodeo one of the most sought-after stock contractors in the Senior Pro Rodeo circuit. He is currently the Bull Riding Director for the NSPRA. With his understanding and ability to provide knowledge of production and competition, RS Rodeo events are always top-notch. Will takes pride in producing the performance from concept to completion so that every contestant and spectator enjoys the experience and leaves wanting more.

Dana Matthews-McNeil plays a pivotal role with RS Rodeo. Her skills and expertise continue bringing excitement to the RS Rodeo brand. Her PR and marketing capabilities cut across all media. You can often find her in front of the camera doing video production or behind the mic announcing rodeo events and singing the National Anthem. Her broad spectrum of entertainment experience and marketing expertise make her a force of professional, entertaining, and delightful addition to our production events. Her caring attitude, gift of talent, rodeo heritage, and desire has brought RS Rodeo to the forefront of the industry and has given RS Rodeo a first-class reputation among contestants, spectators, and sponsors alike.

Jake Sporbert, Founder and Livestock Director. Jake is a former rodeo contestant from a long line of rodeo families. He ensures that all of the animals provided by RS Rodeo are of the utmost performance livestock in the industry. With proper care and veterinarian team assistance, Jake ensures that our animals maintain healthy and strong performance levels. Contestants feel confident that the RS Rodeo livestock string is of quality and athletic ability.

Can you tell us more about what you were like growing up?
All 3 of us have grown up in Rodeo.

Contact Info:

  • Website:
  • Instagram: @rsrodeoaz
  • Facebook: @rsrodeoaz
  • Youtube: RS RODEO AZ

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McNeil Photography

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