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.
|Wonda Pratt & Kid
Jan. 15th 2015
|Seneca Niagara Casino in
Niagara New York.
|Cole C. Eslyn former CEO,
O.U. Medical Center
|Donna Brazile & Marty (Oklahoma Kid)
Marty visited Washington D.C.
Donna is the Vice Chairwoman of the
Democratic National Committee.
She run nine presidential campaigns
for the Democratic party.
|George Bush Sr. Awarded Marty (Oklahoma
Kid) the Presidential Metal of Honor for
rescuing children in the Rep. Panama.
Marty was recently invited to spend the 4th
July with the Bush family in Woodward
|The Oklahoma Kid and Oklahoma
County Sheriff John Whetsel
Supporting Camp Cavett together.
|Friends of The Oklahoma Kid
|Gregg W. Steinhafel Chairman
of the Board
|George Sr. Jr. Bush Family
|Kid helped to raise awareness on
the subject of education along with
Laura Bush. Kid roped Gregg on
stage while speaking at the
Oklahoma City Zoo
The Oklahoma Kid (Marty Tipton) is fourth generation
western entertainer. Tipton is a world champion trick
roper and humorist who performs in New York, L.A.
and Dallas regularly throughout the year. More than
120 years of family history have prepared Tipton for
his career of entertainment. His father, grandfather
and great-grandfather were in the Wild West show
business as well, in shows like the Pawnee Bill's Wild
West Show,101 Ranch Wild West Show,Buffalo Bill
Wild West Show and the Tom Mix Circus. Tipton grew
up in historic Ponca City, home of the historic 101
Ranch where he trained in the art of trick roping.
The art of 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. Tipton travels worldwide sharing
humor and demonstrating his rope skills in just about
every type of venue imaginable. He has made
appearances in everything from Broadway
productions to professional Sports events. In 2014
Tipton toured from New York to L.A. directing and
performing in televised venues including ABC Good
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.
The Oklahoman News Press Interview
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.
Kid is a supporter of the OU medical center
and he greets the new doctors who serve our
community when they arrive.
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Hero: A hero is an ordinary
individual and endure in spite
of overwhelming obstacles.
Second period at the COX Center in Oklahoma
City to a roaring crowd as he spun fast loops to
some Rock-n-Country tunes.
He has performed for many Pro teams over the years. Just a few months
back he was on the baseball mound for the Red Hawks. He has also been a
guest of the NBA and the NFL.
The Oklahoma Kid is a fourth generation Wild West show performer. He is
also a champion trick roper with relative ties to Will Rogers.
For 2015 summer presentation Every Hero Has a Story the Oklahoma Kid
will be telling the life stories of the famous wild west heroes like Will
Rogers and Bill Pickett. Kid will be using large poster board pictures to
illustrate the stories. During the presentation he will be demonstrating
some of his famous rope tricks.
After the presentation he will give out trick ropes and give a spinning
lesson. All ages are invited to try.
After every program the Oklahoma Kid likes to visit with the children and take
To find out your special rate and if dates are available contact Jennifer.
Jennifer@theoklahomakid.com or call 405-465-0022
Will Rogers and Delia McSpadden were
cousins. Delia always look forward to
Wills visit to Oklahoma. Delia was the
great grandmother of Marty Tipton.
|Marty Tipton (The Oklahoma Kid)
Performing in the
Marty Tipton the (Oklahoma Kid) is a noted
contributor to the "Cherokee Strip Land Rush"
publication. His story telling of historical events
has proven to be a huge hit nationally selling
over one million copies. Published by Arcadia
on August 26th 2006. The book contains 200
photos on 128 pages and is distributed around
the globe at all major book stores. If you would
like to preview a copy go to Amazon.com or
Barns and Noble Book stores.
Oklahoma Land Run Story
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.
At the Capital Wanda Pratt and Tipton support the
David and Molly Boren Initiative. Wanda Pratt is the
mother of OKC Thunders player Kevin Durant. The
program if for the growth and development
mentoring programs throughout Oklahoma.
|KD and Mother
Wanda Pratt &
|Tipton was the guest
speaker in Washington
along with Donna Brazil
|Every year we have a banquet for our CEOs of Canada the United States and Mexico
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
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 offer.
(The Oklahoma Kid)
Washington D.C. 2014 Tipton
performing on the Wight House lawn
|Dallas Tipton (left), Senator J. Berry Harrison (middle), Marty Tipton (right)
|The Oklahoma Kid is invited to every type of gathering imaginable to share some western
humor. His appearances are tailoring each performance making them hilariously funny.
For more information on having to have the Oklahoma Kid visit you gathering send an email to
email@example.com or call (405) 465-0022
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.
The phenomenal Dunstan Cowgirl
Dancers trained under the renowned
performer Janet Dunstan Dance.
Coming up April 30th at the Roxy
Theater the Jefferson Highway
200 year centennial. Tipton will be
performing as Will Rogers at the
Roxy Theater in Muskogee
Oklahoma as one of the venues to
commemorate the celebration.
Tipton organized and
performed along with the
Dunstan dancers January 2014
for the country and western ball
held at the Seneca Casino
Niagara New York.
Tipton was the host at for a local
cooperate banquet held at the famous
Legends dance all in downtown Tulsa
Thursday night. He performed and
taught line dancing to over 250 people
for the evenings entertainment. Thanks
SRO Productions the event was a huge
Stillwater Community Program
March 23, 2015