The Oklahoma Kid and Kevin Duants mother Wonda
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.
It is not always how fast
you run or how high you
climb but how you bounce.
Give the world the best you
have by putting yourself
out there and living life.
Don't merely be a
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.
|Wonda Pratt & Kid
Jan. 15th 2015
|To finish up 2014
Tipton directed a
country and western
hoedown for the
Seneca Niagara Casino
December 15th. Also
performing was the
Cowgirl Dancers who
trained at the Janet
|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 then invited to spend the 4th July
with the Bush family in Woodward Oklahoma.
|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
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.
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.......
The Oklahoma Kid (Marty Tipton) is a public speaker
and entertainer with relative ties to Will Rogers. More
than 100 years of family history have prepared him for
his career of entertainment. His father, grandfather and
great-grandfather worked with Pawnee Bill's Wild West
Show, 101 Ranch Wild West Show, Buffalo Bill Wild
West Show and even appeared on the vaudeville stage.
Tipton grew up in historic Ponca City, home of the
historic 101 Ranch where he trained in the art of trick
roping. Performance genes have trickled down through
the generations and are clearly evident when you see
him speak and perform. Tipton travels worldwide
speaking and demonstrating rope tricks for all kinds of
venues from professional sports games to private and
cooperate gatherings. In 2014 Tipton traveled from New
York to L.A. directing and performing in venues that
were televised nationally even appearing on ABC Good
Morning America. For 2015 Tipton kicked off his year at
the Oklahoma State Capital supporting David and wife
Molly Boren Mentoring Initiative for the Foundation of
Excellence. I love people and I love our country, the Kid
said. I like to see things happen in the world that won't
happen by us sitting around.
|K.D. Kevin Durant mother Wonda Pratt
and Marty (Kid) are supporters of David
and Molly Boren Initiative to promoting
the growth and development mentoring
programs throughout Oklahoma.
Kid is a supporter of the OU medical center and is involved in
the arrival of the new doctors who serve our community.
For more on O.U. Click HERE...
Hero: A hero is an ordinary individual
and endure in spite of overwhelming
|The Oklahoma Kid will be privileged
appearing at the Sayer to speak and
Annual Chamber Banquet. He will
addressing the Oil and Gas Industry.
Every year Kid has set aside time to visit schools and libraries. It is his way to give back
to the community. He has a humorous presentation that has some trick roping mixed in.
Kid uses poster board pictures to illustrate the story. Whenever possible he will be giving
a beginning trick roping lesson to the children.
KD and Mother Wada Pratt
Wanda Pratt and Kid
The Oklahoma Kid is a real life cowboy hero who will be sharing his life story along with his
stories of his families heritage.
“It’s not always how fast you run in life, or how high you climb, but how you bounce,” is
Tipton’s mantra. When poor health forced him to live in an oxygen tent for much of his
sixth year of life, he didn’t have much contact with the outside world, but he had a trick
rope and a cap gun and those proved to be ingredients for stardom.
When Marty was in his early years he would walk to her house after school.
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 to marry. 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. 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 and how funny it must have been to
have to have laced it up out in the wilderness. 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.
Many locals know that Gilley’s in Pasadena—the largest honky-tonk in
the world, per Guinness—burned to the ground in 1990 after spawning
the Urban Cowboy craze of the ’80s, the phenomenon that in turn
spawned the Reagan era’s epic country-music explosion. What they
might not know is that the club’s co-proprietor, Mickey Gilley, himself a
country star with 17 No. 1 hits, is cousins with two other piano-playing
icons—rock legend Jerry Lee Lewis and infamous televangelist Jimmy
Swaggart. The secret’s out
Tipton performed center ring after
the second period at the COX Center
in Oklahoma City to a roaring crowd
as he spun fast loops to some
This want Tipton's first main stage act. He has performed
for many Pro teams over the years. Just a few months
back he was on the base ball mound for the Red Hawks.
He has also been a guest of the NBA and the NFL .
|Marty Tipton (The Oklahoma Kid)
Performing in the
Will Rogers and Delia McSpadden were
cousins. Delia always look forward to
Wills visit to Oklahoma. Delia was the
great grandmother of Marty Tipton.
|Mickey Gilley and John Travolta on the set of
1980’s Houston-filmed "Urban Cowboy"
now, thanks to the new tri-biography Unconquered by the Dallas area’s J.D. Davis. “If I’d written this as
fiction,” says Davis, noting how the three, now all in their mid-70s, grew up as close as brothers in the tiny
Mississippi Delta town of Ferriday, La., “nobody would have bought it.” Davis and Gilley, who still has a
home in Pasadena, hope to interest Hollywood in a movie version—meaning that Houston’s late, great,
mechanical-bull-ballyhooing boîte may yet buck again on the silver screen.
Talking Bullby Jeff Gremillion | Houston magazine
The Oklahoma Kid is presenting programs
for the Cherokee Strip Land Run. For more
Information Click HERE...
|The Oklahoma Kid is presenting programs for the Cherokee
Strip Land Run. Storytelling, trick roping demonstrations and
classes for all ages.
Programming to fit your need.
Marty Tipton the (Oklahpma
Kid) is a noted contributor to
the Cherokee Strip Land Rush
publication. Tipton's stories
were 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 or purchase
one they are available on
Amazon.com or Barns and
Noble Book stores.