Marty Tipton and the Cowboy Way
Los Angeles Interview
Marty Tipton is about as close as one can get to the
American cowboy of yore this side of the year 2000. And
while his cowboy hat and boots, and even his livelihood as
a professional trick roper add to this conception, the
similarities extend beyond the standard cowboy imagery.
Tipton has a larger-than-life quality to him, telling stories in
his friendly Oklahoma twang that seem believable enough
but also carry with them a sense of the fantastic that
belongs in a dime novel. Continue reading.......
Kid taught 507 people to trick rope in
California. The group gathered outside
the Autry Western Heritage Museum in
Los Angeles to set a the record for the
Largest Group of Trick Ropers Ever to
|Cole C. Eslyn former CEO,
O.U. Medical Center
Mary Fallin and first man Wade
Tipton has been a guest at the
mansion on occasion in support of
our great state.
|George Bush Sr. Awarded Marty (Oklahoma Kid) the
Presidential Metal of Honor for rescuing children
out of the Rep. Panama from child abduction.
Tipton has worked with Laura Bush in support of
education since then.
|Friends of The Oklahoma Kid
More than 120 years of family history has prepared him for his
career of entertainment. Dating back four generations Tipton's
forefathers performed in legendary shows like the Pawnee Bill
and Buffalo Bill Wild West Show, 101 Ranch Wild West Show and
the Tom Mix Circus
The art of humor and rope spinning runs in the family and in fact
he has relative ties to the famous trick roper and actor of the
1930s Will Rogers by way of his great grandmother McSpadden.
Performance genes have trickled down through the generations
and are clearly evident when you see him speak and perform. If
you ever seen a someone engaging with the audience and
twirling a rope at the same time it was probably Tipton. Since Will
Rogers himself Kid is the only cowboy known who can crack up
an audience while spinning a trick rope.
Tipton or the Kid has performed in just about every type of venue
imaginable making crowds laugh in everything from professional
sports games to the Broadway productions like the Will Rogers
Follies. In 2014 Tipton toured from New York to L.A. directing and
performing in televised appearances across the nation including
ABC Good Morning America and the Travel Networks Touring
Tipton has taken the art of trick roping to new extremes like
nothing ever seen before.
|Marty Tipton (The Oklahoma Kid)
Performing in the
When Marty was in his early grade school years he would walk to his
grandmothers house after school everyday. She would give him a treat
and tell him stories about growing up in the west. Delia rode in a wagon
across the largest county in Oklahoma called Osage from the Vinita area
to meet her husband Dale. Dale worked in the 101 Ranch Wild West Show
performing and training horses. Marty's grandmother also told him
stories about the Pawnee Bill Wild West Shows and her visits with Will
Rogers. One of her favorite sorties was about the unveiling of the
Pioneer Woman in 1930. She said Will had everyone rolling with laughter
when he commented about the Pioneer Woman having a girdle on the
prairie. After the unveiling of the statue Will and Delia had a picnic
together and she recalls him talking to her about the pickled watermelon
that was so popular. Delia received letters from Will over the years from
places he had visited around the world. One of the letters Marty recalls
her reading was about the Mississippi floods. Delia keep the letters at
Tipton is a supporter of the OU
medical center. He greats each new
Dr. arriving at the medical center
during orientation.. He also Visits
the children who are cancer
patients and transplant patients.
Click HERE..for more info..
on Ice center
Ring for the
game at the COX
center to a crowd
As a trick roper and retired professional rodeo competitor I know the
importance of staying physically fit. For the summer of 2016 I will be telling
stories of my heritage and explaining how exercise and practice contributed
to my success. I encourage our youth to become physically active and I do this
through a structured lesson in warming up, stretching and rope spinning.
Little known fact: In Los Angeles a (Trick Roping) Rope Spinning exercise class
is held throughout the year at the YMCA. There is really no trick to trick roping.
It is a skill similar to jump roping. It is acquired physical movement and
dedication to practice.
There is a limited number of days I can attend summer reading programs. For
2016 OLS performance are a special rate of $300 so please email Jennifer your
dates and questions at the address below.
or call 405-465-0022
Like Will Rogers, the Kid uses an uplifting saying in his public performances:
"It's not always how fast you run or how high you climb;
it's how high you bounce."
Delia McSpadden always look forward to her
cousin Will Rogers visit to Oklahoma. Delia was
the great grandmother of Marty Tipton.
Cherokee Strip Land Rush
Noted contributor Tipton told historical
stories that were put into print.
Sold over one million copies.
Oklahoma Land Run Story
told by Marty Tipton
Tipton was the guest speaker in
Washington along with Donna Brazil
Democratic presidential advisor.
|Dallas Tipton (left), Senator J. Berry
Harrison (middle), Marty Tipton (right)
The Oklahoma Kid opened for Big & Rich in
support of the troops at Fort Sill Oklahoma.
A big thanks goes out to Colonel Waters for
making it happen.
Music and laughter rang out at Legends
Dance Hall in Tulsa Oklahoma as Mary
Corgan played her number one country and
western hits along with Tipton spinning his
trick rope for the annual Nordam 2015
Aerospace banquet. Tipton keep the crowd
laughing by bringing the CEO and GMs to
come on stage for a little lesson on trick
Later in the evening Tipton taught line
dancing to an energetic crowd. It was a fun
filled evening with tons of laughs due impart
to the expertise SRO Productions who
supplied the 5 star catering and
entertainment for evening.
|Marty R. Tipton
Live Entertainer / Director
|County Sheriff John Whetsel
Supporting Camp Cavett together.
Tipton has directed or performed in just every type of
venue imaginable including professional sports half time
shows, Broadway productions such as the Will Rogers
Follies. Tipton toured from New York to L.A. directing and
performing in televised appearances across the nation
including ABC Good Morning America and the Travel
Networks show Touring America.
Tipton has taken the art of trick roping to new extremes
like nothing ever seen before and audiences world wide
are loving it.
|Nordam Aerospace Annual Banquet
|Comedian Has Audience
Roaring With Laughter!
|Book your summer
Now! Call (405) 465-0022
|Each year we pick a different theme. This year we chose the United States and a
western theme, so we contacted Tipton. His entertainers were skilled and very sociable.
Our guest loved being able to interact with the performers. He was also even able to
couldn't of done a better job. Over the 15 years I have been CEO we have never seen
couldn't of done a better job. Over the 15 years I have been CEO we have never seen
such a wonderful production. It was exciting and energetic and memorable. I would
recommend Tipton to anyone who was ever considering having a gathering of any
type. It was simple astonishing.
Chief Executive Officer
National Lottery Commission
Marty (Kid) & Aunt Edna
Edna Irene Covalt is a third generation professional trick roper in the Tipton Family. Edna
competed in many rodeo events including bronc riding. Edna is known world wide in the
western industry. Edna was a mentor to Marty traveling and performing with him in hundreds
shows a year.
|Over 300 Performances in One Year.
Tipton and Edna Covalt appeared at several hundred shows for
the Oklahoma Centennial, visiting up three cities a day.
Will Rogers performance by Marty
Tipton performed during the
Elk city PRCA Rodeo along
with Ronnie Milsap and
George Straights Ace in the
When Tipton entered the arena Ronnie Milsap said,
"Great to see ya Tipton"
Kelly Ogle of Chanel 9 News OKC and the Oklahoma State FFA members
assisted with Wings Charity Banquet held in Oklahoma city in June to
raise funding for special needs community.
Wings Mission: to enhance the lives of adults with
developmental disabilities through social, vocational and
residential programs guided by the principles of the Bible.
"People... need a time to laugh. I love
people and I love our country, Tipton
said. I like to see things happen in the
world that won't happen by us sitting
around, and the best way to get
started to be happy and laugh. It's
like catching a breath of air."
Interview The Oklahoman News Press
Museum has created a new exhibit highlighting the women who organized, managed, and performed in Wild
West shows. These skilled women toured the world in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, influencing
millions with their courage, determination, and independence. The women of the Wild West shows
represented idealized images of the past, but they were also agents of cultural change who challenged the
expectations of what women were capable of doing.
Worlds Best Marksman
Annie wanted to eat she had to hunt squirrels and rabbits every day for the
first 16 years of her life. Her shooting skills became so honed she entered a
shooting contest and beat all the men in the competition. She meet her
husband Mr. Butler at the competition and he give her a metal stat to wear on
her hat. He told Annie "You're going to be a star someday." From that day on
out Annie traveled the world competing and giving exhibitions of her expert
shooting skills. Annie was known to have shot 1000 glass ball targets that were
thrown in the air, never missing a single shot. She could also shoot over her
shoulder only using a mirror to hit her two targets. She eventually joined the
Wild West show circuit to perform and live a happy and successful life with her
husband. Her timely rise to fame allowed her to become one of the first
American women to be a "superstar".
Kids great Grandfather work along side Annie in the Wild West performances.
Today Kid works with the great grand niece of Annie.
Story as told by Marty Tipton
Kelly Ogle Chanel 9 News interviewing
Tipton at Wings Charity Event OKC
|Wild West Trick Roping Comedian has a
unique style in Western Entertainment
that leaves the audience in stitches
|Dr Hedgethicket Esquier III
|Kid has been working along side Dr. Hedgethicket
and his Medicine Man Show for decades entertaing
audiences across the country sending them rolling
in the aisle with laughter.
|An evening of fun and
laughter with Cowboy
Comedian the Oklahoma Kid
who was the opening act for
comedian Mark Curry in
Laughter is the best Medicine.
Kid played to sold out
performance at the massage
|Mark Curry is possibly comedy's best kept
secret and undoubtedly one of the funniest
comedians in the world. Curry got his big
break in 1992 as the star of hit television
series Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, and went on
to star in The Drew Carey Show, Martin, and
The Jamie Foxx Show.
|Opening act for Laughter is
the Best Medicine!
|Marty Tipton (Kid) served in the
US Army Airborne and donated
time to supporting the troops on
a regular bases.
|The Oklahoma Kid is to appear for the Smithsonian Institute
in speaking of woman of the Wild West
|Marty Tipton also known as The Oklahoma Kid is no amateur in
the entertainment world. Tipton has been performing for over
20 years and gaining international recognition by setting
world records and performing at every type event imaginable.
Oklahoma City Children's
Disney hosted Anna, Elsa and
the Oklahoma Kid who appeared
at Children's to raise spirits.
Tipton has been a working with
the facility for many years
providing trick ropes and smiles.
|Neodesha Kansas Fund Raiser
Tipton is attempting to break his own world record in spinning the
worlds largest loop in and comes only few feet short in his attempt in
Neodesha Kansas video above.
Banquets and other gatherings Tipton motivate audiences by giving Line Dancing lessons.
For more Information contact email@example.com or click CONTACT
|Nordam 2015 Aerospace Banquet
NORDAM is the largest privately owned
Aerospace Company in the world.
|Tipton entertains using trick roping and
humor combined, often calling up audience
members to have a laugh in good taste.
|Visit the Scrap Books
for photos of past
performances of the
|Shooter Jennings and Kid performed at the 4th July Freedom Festival.
Shotter and Kid became friends in 2009 and have appeared togeather on
several occasions.Shooter was the only child of country singers Waylon
Jennings and Jessi Colter, Jennings signed his first recording contract, with
Universal South Records, in 2005, releasing his debut album Put the "O" Back
in Country that year. This album produced his entry on the Billboard Hot
Country Songs charts in its lead-off single "Fourth of July",
Kid said shooter is one of the nicest people he has ever met. He is a soft
spoken guy with a heart of gold giving more away than he ever keep.
|Kid opened on stage for
son of Waylon Jennings
at the 4th July Freedom
|Spinning Rope in the Pitch Dark
The Kid tells stories of how he trained with a blind fold on
as a child. In the video below Kid performed on stage in the
pitch dark. Before his performance he was sprayed with a
chemical that allows the camera to pick up his outline.
You may view the video by clicking the link below.