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 Perform.
|Cole C. Eslyn former CEO,
O.U. Medical Center
Mary invited Tipton to her pool party last
summer along with many other notable
guest including Mis. America.
|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.
|Friends of The Oklahoma Kid
The Oklahoma Kid (Marty Tipton) is fourth generation
western entertainer from Ponca city. Tipton is a hilariously
funny comedian who uses many antics including trick
roping to engaged the audience in laughter.
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's Wild West Show, 101 Ranch Wild West Show,
Buffalo Bill 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 making him a cousin to the
Performance genes have trickled down through the
generations and are clearly evident when you see him
speak and perform. If you ever seen a rope spinning it was
probably Tipton. He has performed in just about every type
of venue imaginable. He has made crowds laugh in
everything from professional sports games to the
Broadway productions like the Will Rogers Follies. He also
can be seen regularly in city wide community gatherings
and cooperate banquets around the country. In 2014 Tipton
toured in New York an L.A. directing and performing in
televised appearances including ABC Good Morning
America. Tipton has taken the art of trick to new extremes
like nothing like nothing ever seen before.
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
Marty Tipton The Oklahoman News Press Interviewed
|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 her bedside in the dresser drawer tied with a
ribbon till she passed away.
Tipton is a supporter of the OU medical
center. He greats each new Dr. arriving at
the medical center. He also Visits the
children who are cancer patients and
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For 2015 summer presentation Every Hero Has a Story the Oklahoma Kid will be telling stories of
famous wild west heroes like Will Rogers and Bill Pickett and many more. To make the program
interesting Kid uses large poster board pictures to illustrate the stories. He will be performing
wild west trick roping as well.
Special programs: Trick Roping Lessons.
After the presentation he will give out trick ropes and give a spinning lesson. All ages are invited
Official Wild West Signed Certificates of completing for rope spinning classes are given to
participants. Also participants may register for historical records.
After every program the Oklahoma Kid likes to spend time with the children visiting and taking
To find out your special rate and if dates are available contact Jennifer.
Jennifer@theoklahomakid.com or call 405-465-0022 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
"It is not always how fast you run or how high you climb but how you bounce.
Don't merely be a spectator. Nothing compares to living life, rather than merely watching it. Yes, it takes daring and a
willingness but its be so worth it - despite the bumps and scratches and bruises along the way."
The Oklahoma Kid and Kevin Durants mother Wanda are
supporters of the Foundation of Excellence ~ David and
Molly Boren Mentoring Initiative. Over the last 8 years Kid
has been attending functions to support education
system in Oklahoma. We have the best bunch of young
adults in the world and cultivating their education is our
number one priority. Change starts at home.
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)
Oklahoma State Capital
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
Mr. Siegfried NORDAM CEO (Owner) here with
Tipton trying to figure out how a rope works.
|The Oklahoma Kid and Oklahoma
County Sheriff John Whetsel
Supporting Camp Cavett together.
Wild Wild West Comedian the Oklahoma
Kid has a unique style in comic fashion
that leaves the audience in stitches
while twisting his rope.
Nordam Aerospace Annual Banquet
Legend Dance Hall, Tulsa Oklahoma
I work with our community partners to advance the
This includes working with committees to further
our education and making sure the word is getting
out there about all the great things our state has to
(The Oklahoma Kid)
|Comedian Has Audience
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|and 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
deliver an Emmy Award winning musician to perform for us. PT Barnum himself
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. 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 entertained in several hundred
shows for the Oklahoma Centennial appearing in some
times up three cities a day.
Dancers trained under
the renowned performer
Janet Dunstan Dance.
Tipton Produced and managed
all the live entertainment for the
Seneca Casino in Niagara
|Seneca Niagara Casino in
Niagara New York.
Will Rogers performance by Marty
Photo by the sensational Cliff Moore of
Southern Lights Photography.
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"
Vinita tradition since 1979, the World's Largest Calf Fry Festival & Cook-Off features amusement
rides, arts and craft displays, live entertainment and plenty of fun perfect for the whole family.
Celebrate the rich ranching history of the Vinita area by tasting the festival's namesake, calf fries,
also known as a local "delicacy." Visitors who wish to taste the calf fries, also referred to as
Rocky Mountain oysters, can purchase tickets to enter the cooking area and sample the tasty
fries. Vote for your favorite team in the People's Choice competition and sample other treats
including beans, cobblers, salsa and breads, made by the various cook-off teams. Celebrity judges
will determine the overall winners.
If calf fries do not tempt your appetite, this festival has a variety of other activities to keep you
activities and inflatable's or enjoy cowboy games. The World's Largest Calf Fry Festival & Cook-Off
serves up, on average, 2,000 lbs. of calf fries each year. This Vinita event is part of the city's Big
Country Weekend, which also includes nightly performances at the Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo.
Where can you go and experience something New and eat
something you have never tasted before? The World's Largest Calf Fry.
I know many may not know what that is or care to but I have heard so many
people tell me that they taste great! and for those who don't know what calf
fries are they are what many call mountain oysters. If your not sure about the
fries don't sweat they now have Oklahoma's Best BBQ. That's right we are now
having the Top BBQ cooks in the nation and you fan partake in tasting that. So
gather up your children and come on out for an experience of a life time. Oh Yea!
Look at all the original type Oklahoma Activities also going on. Hope to see you
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.