Oklahoma Kid

  • Known as "The Oklahoma Kid"
  • Fourth Generation Wild West Show Entertainer & Trick Roper
  • Real relative of Oklahoma's favorite son: Will Rogers

More than 100 years of family history has prepared the Oklahoma Kid for his career in entertainment. Kid's father, grandfather and great-grandfather worked in the Wild West Show business, with names like Pawnee Bill, Buffalo Bill and Geronimo. The Kid grew up in Ponca City, home of the historic 101 Ranch. He's also related to Will Rogers in his Grandmother McSpadden generation. Performance genes, a witty outlook and care for his fellow man have trickled down through the generations,and the Kid is having a ball continuing his family's legacy. Like his relative 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."  Today, he motivates, educates, and inspires audiences all over the country.  

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  • Motivational Keynote: The Oklahoma Kid is like nothing else your audience has ever experienced. His performance is part trick-rope, part humor, part western stories and Oklahoma history, a motivational message, and ALL entertainment. He will work your crowd as he's talking about how the trail got started, tells stories of his family in the old Wild West shows, and overall just thoroughly entertains the audience.
  • School Presentation: Imagine your students being educated about Oklahoma history, hearing real stories about the Wild West Shows from a descendant of a Wild West performer and relative of Will Rogers, AND your student will learn to trick rope. "The Oklahoma Kid" can bring up to 100 ropes to his performances and will teach your students how to trick rope as a part of his presentation. It's an educating, entertaining performance.
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More than 100 years of family history has prepared the Oklahoma Kid for his career in entertainment. Kid's father, grandfather and great-grandfather worked in the Wild West Show business, with names like Pawnee Bill, Buffalo Bill and Geronimo.  The Kid grew up in Ponca City, home of the historic 101 Ranch. He's also related to Will Rogers in his Grandmother McSpadden generation. Performance genes, a witty outlook and care for his fellow man have trickled down through the generations,and the Kid is having a ball continuing his family's legacy.Like his relative 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."

Tipton has been roping in one form or another for over 30 years. He has been asked to perform in a wide variety of venues around the world. Even George W. Bush proves to be a fan. In 2009 he Invited Marty (Kid) and his family to attend the 4th July celebration in Woodward Oklahoma.

He was riding a horse before he could walk and at 6 he was in the rodeo arena. He later went on to be a professional team roper and rough stock rider. He learned trick roping from his father and grandfather, then went on to be professionally trained at the 101 Ranch. Because he grew up in the center of a wild west show legacy, he realized the heritage was his to keep alive.From his relatives, he heard first-hand stories about the likes of Pawnee Bill, Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley, and he was always surrounded by original photographs of wild west performers. He tells the story of Geronimo, who eventually rode in the parade with the president and shot his last buffalo from an automobile. According to the Kid, during shows Geronimo would offer a thousand dollars to any man who would offer to be scalped; of course no one volunteered. Then there's the story of Annie Oakley, a trick shooter who was the first woman to win a competition against a man in a shooting contest. The Kid also recalls stories of the 101 Ranch in Ponca City, once the largest ranch in the United States, where he was raised.

Kid is working on a second book telling in depth the hidden stories about the wild West and why it was called wild.For many years Kid read books of others interpretation of the turn of the century and he could not believe what they said. Many of the stories were told to protect land and reputations. Kid knows from the history passed on to him that the west was actually even more wild than what was published. Kid intends on telling those stories and translating what has been passed down the generations on to paper for all to read and see.

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Marty Tipton, the Oklahoma Trick Roper, Wild West Performer, Will Rogers Performer, Oklahoma education and history speaker, Oklahoma City Oklahoma performer

 

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