Marty Ray Tipton also known as the Oklahoma Kid is an all-around live entertainer who is sure to make your event stand out for all the right reasons. Tipton’s charismatic humor and stage shows with lasso spinning performances are the perfect choice when it comes to keeping your guests engaged in a interactive entertainment that lets them to experience the feeling of the Wild West.
Always popular, this modern day western entertainer with over 20 years of experience offers something for everyone with his dynamic presenting style, demonstrating his talents as an humorist and trick roper with a fantastic set of skills that is certain to have mass appeal. Always popular on any occasion for notice or calibration. A professional performer committed to making every occasion a memorable experience, this master of ceremonies and entertainment specialist is bound to be the highlight of your celebrations.
Versatile and creative, Tipton has an extensive event hosting background, having entertained audiences around the world at all manner of occasions. Building an instant rapport with guests, he brings passion and energy to every performance, and can easily adapt to any situation, ensuring that your event is in safe hands.
He will expertly keep your audience’s focus, get your message across, and carry out his role with perfect timing, guaranteeing that the whole occasion is a success.
Bound to captivate with his witty and magnetic stage persona is renowned for his uncanny ability humor audiences while performing amazing lasso spinning stunts with ropes up to 100 feet long. As a professional entertainer, he will delight attendees at your celebrations as he flawlessly moves from one trick to the next as audiences listen and watch with amazement.
Articulate, creative, and unforgettable, this skilled presenter will make all the difference at your special occasion, and is ideal for ceremonies, gala dinners, corporate events, product launches, private parties, conferences and more, and is now available to book for events worldwide.
Professional experience in Live Stage Entertainer, Radio and TV presenter, Product Launch Compere, Event Host, Emcee, Event Compere, Celebrity Event Host, Festival Entertainer.
Possible Failure Point Emerges in Miami Building Collapse
The investigation into what may be the deadliest accidental building collapse in American history has just begun, but experts who have examined video footage of the disaster outside Miami are focusing on a spot in the lowest part of the condominium complex — possibly in or below the underground parking garage — where an initial failure could have set off a structural avalanche.
Called “progressive collapse,” the gradual spread of failures could have occurred for a variety of reasons, including design flaws or the less robust construction allowed under the building codes of four decades ago, when the complex was built. But that progression could not have occurred without some critical first failure, and close inspections of a grainy surveillance video that emerged in the initial hours after the disaster have given the first hints of where that might have been.
“It does appear to start either at or very near the bottom of the structure,” said Donald O. Dusenberry, a consulting engineer who has investigated many structural collapses. “It’s not like there’s a failure high and it pancaked down.”
The early examinations came as rescuers Sunday spent a fourth day pushing through the enormous heap of debris created when half the 13-story building, Champlain Towers South, fell away early Thursday. The death toll climbed to nine as additional remains were found, and more than 150 people remained unaccounted for.
While a number of bridges, overpasses and buildings under construction fail each year, the catastrophic collapse of an occupied building — absent a bomb or an earthquake — is rare, and investigators are struggling to understand how it could have come with so little urgent warning.
“It would be like a lightning strike happening,” said Charles Burkett, the mayor of Surfside, Florida, where the collapse occurred. “It’s not at all a common occurrence to have a building fall down in America. There was something very, very wrong with this situation.”
The National Institute of Standards and Technology, a federal agency, was sending scientists and engineers to do a preliminary review, hoping to identify and preserve materials that might help understand the collapse. Officials said they expected a number of local, state and federal agencies also to be involved in the inquiry, though it was not clear which agency would lead the effort.
The search for an explanation comes with a sense of urgency not only for sister buildings near the complex but also for a broad part of South Florida, where a necklace of high-rise condos, many of them decades old, sits on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, enduring an ever-worsening barrage of hurricane winds, storm surge and sea salt.
Structural engineers were shocked that a building that had stood for decades would abruptly crumble on an otherwise unremarkable summer night.
But three years before the deadly collapse, a consultant found alarming evidence of “major structural damage” to the concrete slab below the pool deck and “abundant” cracking and crumbling of the columns, beams and walls of the parking garage under the building.
While no definitive conclusions could be drawn from the surveillance video, which was shot from a distance and reveals only one perspective of the disaster, some of the engineers reviewing it last week said it seemed to suggest that the failure began at a specific point near the bottom of the structure — perhaps as far down as the parking garage beneath the building, or on the first few floors.
From what can be seen in the video, part of the structure first slumped, seemingly falling vertically in one giant piece, as if the columns had failed beneath the southern edge of the center of the building, not far from the pool. Like a nightmarish avalanche, the failure quickly spread and brought down the entire center of the building. Seconds later, a large section to the east also toppled.
Dusenberry, whose impressions matched those of several other structural engineers who examined the video, said such a failure “would suggest a foundation-related matter — potentially corrosion or other damage at a lower level.” But he said it was not certain that corrosion was the culprit, and added that “you certainly can’t rule out a design or construction error that has survived for 40 years.”
One other clue that a problem started at the bottom of the building: Immediately before the collapse, one of the residents saw a hole of sorts opening near the pool.
Michael Stratton said his wife, Cassie Stratton, who is missing, was on the phone with him and was looking out through the window of her fourth-floor unit when, she told him, the hole appeared. After that, the call cut off.
Rick De La Guardia, an engineer based in Miami with experience in forensic investigation of building component failures, said that the collapse could have also started higher than the foundation, possibly on the second floor, based on his cursory review of the columns in the floor plans and his review of the video.
Explanations for an initial failure at the bottom of the building could include a problem with the deep, reinforced concrete pilings on which the building sits — perhaps set off by an unknown void or a sinkhole below — which then compromised the lower columns. Or the steel reinforcing the columns in the parking garage or first few floors could have been so corroded that they somehow gave way on their own. Or the building itself could have been poorly designed, built with substandard concrete or steel — or simply with insufficient steel at critical points.
Evan Bentz, a professor of structural engineering at the University of Toronto, said that the best evidence so far had come from the video and some simple reasoning — pointing a finger of suspicion at the supporting columns in the underground parking garage.
“The primary purpose of all the columns in the basement is to hold the structure up in the air,” he said. “Because the structure stopped being held up in the air, the simplest explanation is that the columns in the basement ceased to function.”
The extreme rarity of major building collapses in the United States deepens the mystery, engineers said, especially considering that Champlain Towers South had remained upright for four decades and had no obvious failure before much of it tumbled to the ground.
“It stood for 40 years and it collapsed relatively suddenly,” said Glenn R. Bell, director of Collaborative Reporting for Safer Structures, a program in the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers. “Why did it collapse at that moment?”
The 2018 report from the consultant, an engineer hired by the condo owners’ association to examine the building, helped set in motion plans for a $12 million repair project that had been set to start soon — more than 2 1/2 years after the building managers were warned about the structural damage.
The corrosion of reinforcing steel identified in that report could have been a critical issue if it occurred on or near the supporting columns and was pronounced enough, Dusenberry said.
“If I were an investigator, I would check this as an issue,” he said.
But other structural engineers said that some level of corrosion was common in old buildings and was unlikely to bring a building down on its own.
A crucial clue is still unknown, Bentz said, and “that would probably be found under the debris where the collapse seemed to start.”
The structural fiber of the building was largely reinforced concrete. That means the floor slabs upon which apartments sat were made of concrete that was poured around horizontal lengths of rebar, or stout steel rods, that provided critical strength when the concrete dried. Likewise, the columns that held up the slabs were created by pouring concrete around vertical stretches of rebar.
The corrosion of the rebar in the slabs, as revealed in the 2018 report, was probably significant only if it occurred in places where the slabs joined with the columns, Dusenberry said. Corrosion there could have weakened the connection to the columns, potentially leading to a failure, he said.
The same idea holds for the reinforced concrete pilings — deeply buried, vertical supports on which the entire building sat, said David Peraza, a structural engineer at Exponent, an engineering and scientific consulting firm.
A previously reported academic study showed that the entire coastline in the area of the building has been settling, or sinking, at the rate of a couple of millimeters a year. But the deep piles would have provided stability, Peraza said.
Danger would emerge only if there had been something like a void or a sinkhole that had caused one or several piles to settle downward and left the others unchanged. That could have threatened the structure that sat atop those piles: columns in the underground parking garage.
“Whether there’s something geologically under the building that caused this, that’s definitely something that’s got to be investigated,” Peraza said.
Another possibility is improperly installed piles, he said.
One last theory under consideration is the possibility that heavy construction next door in 2019 could have damaged the Champlain Towers building. An email released by the city on Sunday revealed that a member of the condo board had gone to the city for help at the time, expressing “concerns regarding the structure of our building.”
Town officials declined to intervene, suggesting that the residents hire someone to monitor any impacts.
Clues to any of those problems will be clear only after the rescue operation ends, recovery begins and engineers dig all the way to the bottom of the debris pile, he said. He added that investigators should also examine construction documents that describe exactly how the piles were built.
Gregg Schlesinger, a contractor and lawyer in Florida, said that cracks and a kind of crumbling in the concrete known as “spalling,” also identified in the 2018 report, should have been a “red flag” if it seemed serious at the time. If that were the case, he said, engineers should have dug deeper to find out what was causing the deterioration.
“There are questions that are relevant around spalling where the concrete falls off of the structural elements,” Schlesinger said. “But no real research was done into why this stuff was coming off the wall and what was causing that.”
The weeks ahead will involve a meticulous dig to unearth clues that Dusenberry likened to an archaeological excavation.
Engineers will record each layer photographically, possibly with drones, before moving on to the next.
Collapsed portions of the building will most likely be taken apart piece by piece and reassembled at another location where experts can assess them. They will also do “petrography” on the concrete — studying it chemically and microscopically to test its strength and quality. They will measure the thickness of the slabs and columns and the positioning of the steel to see if it all matches the design drawings.
Donna DiMaggio Berger, a lawyer who represents the condo association, said that members of the association board — the ones who survived — had been left dumbfounded and hoping for answers. Nothing in the 2018 assessment presented to the board had suggested that the building was at risk of collapse, she said, and the board’s “deliberative” approach to doing necessary repairs had been based on the assumption that there was time to do it right.
“The sense of urgency is directly tied to the wording used and the consequences outlined in the report,” Berger said. “All boards can do is rely on the advice of the professional advisers that they engaged.
But from where Im setting it looks a lot like espionage and probably to cover something up. We may never know but them claiming one column just collapsed all of the sudden after decades, is unleavable unless they were doing ungodly thing inside the building.
We like to know the name of the all people missing?
Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard& Marine Members& Family Appreciation
Come on out for some fun watching Polo! Welcome all western riders and cowboys and cowgirls. Polo is not just for others, it can be for you. Do you ride and have a love for horses then you may be a Polo player?
Polo is a great sport that I love and was on the OU Varsity Polo team oat one time and Will Rogers who was a huge fan and played Polo. His house in California is had beautiful private Polo fields where he loved to play or nap.
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Military Member & Family Appreciation Event – Veterans No-Charge
Two Day Military Polo Tournament – Mohawk Park, Tulsa, OK
City of Tulsa Parks &the Tulsa Sports Commission Co-Host Event in Mohawk Park
[Tulsa, OK – Mohawk Park Venue]–On October 17th& 18th the Tulsa Polo Club will be co-hosting with the Tulsa Parks & Recreation Department an event to highlight our military members and their families. 12:30 pm Opening Ceremonies includes the Honor Guard from the Union High School ROTC, Veteran VIPs, a mounted flag ceremony, convertible cars and the singing of the National Anthem. During the two-hour matches, polo teams from around the nation will fight for the General George S. Brown Tournament prize money and trophy. Two matches will take place daily. A traditional Divot Stomp will be at half-time.
Veterans will receive free access to the two-day event where tailgates & VIP seating are set up for 6-10’ social distancing. The wide open “green beach” as it is often called, is 300 yards by 160 yards in size, so there is plenty of room to social distance. Children under 9 are no-charge as well and there will be a ‘Paint the Pony’ option for children. 3 Feathers BBQ & Catering, LLC will be providing smoked meats from their mobile food truck and mounted smoker each day. Free watermelon provided by sponsors.
Polo was brought into the USA in 1875 through the influence of the British Military. Military staff were trained to follow one after the other in battle to fight the enemy. Around the turn of the century, military personnel, ranchers and cattle owners began to use polo as a way to create fun and healthy competition between staff teams on the holidays. In the USA today, there are approximately 5,000 United States Polo Assc. Members to-date. Tulsa Polo Club hosts the Military Appreciation Tournament to share the Mohawk venue as well as share the entertainment of polo with spectators.
Make plans to attend the Cement Oklahoma September 12th 2020
Jesse James Festival
with the Oklahoma Kid in historic downtown Cement, OK
See Jesse James display and history while enjoying stories of the wild west and Jessie James. Shopping vendors, Music, Kids Corral (play area), Food, Jesse James Authors, Jesse James Historians will speak, Chicken Poop Bingo, Car Show and more!!! Come see what everyone’s been talking about!!
Wild West Extravaganza Trick Roping Oklahoma Kid and Trick Roping Lessons by World Champion Trick Roper can teach you how to perform tricks with ropes we have on hand, for everyone to give it a spin!!
These horrific conditions are the result of decades of ruling class policy, which have left the US, the center of world capitalism, completely unprepared for a significant health care emergency.
For youth, the event will undoubtedly be one of the defining events of their lives, imprinting forever in their minds the realities of life under capitalism in the world’s richest country.
Youth should be a time filled with hope, optimism and idealism. Yet the reality of life today for many, both before and after the onset of the pandemic, has turned youth into a period of struggle and, for some, of despair.
Consider a few of the following facts regarding the conditions facing American workers and youth:
The majority of people under the age of 30 have less than $1,000 in their savings accounts. Nearly half have nothing saved at all.
The share of the “millennial” generation (those between the ages of 25 and 31) with $0 in savings rose from 31 percent in 2016 to 46 percent in 2017.
One in five millennials is living in poverty.
Between 1978 and 2017, according to the Economic Policy Institute, CEO compensation rose in the US by 1,070 percent, while the typical worker’s compensation over these 39 years rose by a mere 11.2 percent.
According to the CDC, six in 10 adults in the United States have a chronic illness, four in 10 have two or more.
Youth should be a time filled with hope, optimism and idealism. Yet the reality of life today for many, both before and after the onset of the pandemic, has turned youth into a period of struggle and, for some, of despair.
Studies show that young people today suffer from more mental health challenges than all previous generations. In fact, a recent report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that the suicide rate among Americans aged 10 to 24 increased by 56 percent between 2007 and 2017.
The conditions that produce harrowing social ills such as mental illness, drug abuse and even suicide are ultimately the product of decades of policies implemented by the Democrats and Republicans. The response of the ruling class to the pandemic has revealed most sharply that their interests are incompatible with human progress and the very survival of mankind.
The Centers for Disease Control recently released an article on managing and reducing stress. The following is a shortened version, but all of this information can be found on the CDC’s website.
“Reduce stress in yourself and others
Sharing the facts about COVID-19 and understanding the actual risk to yourself and people you care about can make an outbreak less stressful.
When you share accurate information about COVID-19 you can help make people feel less stressed and allow you to connect with them.
Children and teens react, in part, on what they see from the adults around them. When parents and caregivers deal with the COVID-19 calmly and confidently, they can provide the best support for their children. Parents can be more reassuring to others around them, especially children, if they are better prepared.
Not all children and teens respond to stress in the same way. Some common changes to watch for include
Excessive crying or irritation in younger children
Returning to behaviors they have outgrown (for example, toileting accidents or bedwetting)
Excessive worry or sadness
Unhealthy eating or sleeping habits
Irritability and “acting out” behaviors in teens
Poor school performance or avoiding school
Difficulty with attention and concentration
Avoidance of activities enjoyed in the past
Unexplained headaches or body pain
Use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs
There are many things you can do to support your child
Take time to talk with your child or teen about the COVID-19 outbreak. Answer questions and share facts about COVID-19 in a way that your child or teen can understand.
Reassure your child or teen that they are safe. Let them know it is ok if they feel upset. Share with them how you deal with your own stress so that they can learn how to cope from you.
Limit your family’s exposure to news coverage of the event, including social media. Children may misinterpret what they hear and can be frightened about something they do not understand.
Try to keep up with regular routines. If schools are closed, create a schedule for learning activities and relaxing or fun activities.
Be a role model. Take breaks, get plenty of sleep, exercise, and eat well. Connect with your friends and family members.
Importance our youth continuing to exercise and interact with safe practices is good mental and physical health of our youth so we suggest summer library programs regulated by staff.
As a parent of two beautiful girls I wanted to know what negative effects of COVID-19 pandemic may have on them and deal with any issues that may arise. After some research it was and watching my children I’ve found they are affected physically and mentally. It is essential for our kids to continue being physically active to move forward in a positive direction. Here’s why:
Brains need physical activity to stay psychologically healthy. If your child has stopped exercising, you may notice an increase in emotions, especially irritability. Children and adolescents who are used to being physically active have brains that are used to this activity. Their brains NEED the physical activity to stay psychologically healthy.
Brains work best when they have regular physical activity. Concentration and focus right now are challenging for the student engaging in ‘alternate learning’ while school is physically out. Moderate exercise for at least 20 minutes has been shown to increase ability to focus and learn in the few hours after – use it!
Exercise promotes better sleep: We need our children to sleep well, and normally, during this time. Schedules are off. People are stressed. This is harder to manage when we are sleep deprived. Our coping skills are not as sharp. Exercise helps with both sleep initiation (falling asleep) and consolidation (staying asleep).
So how can we help our children stay physically active during these challenging times? Here are some strategies I am using with my three children, ages six and seven:
Tips for Encouraging Exercise at Home:
Make physical activity intentional. If you don’t plan it, it probably won’t get done. We have dedicated one-hour blocks of time for exercise each morning and afternoon, with ‘free exercise’ outside after ‘school’, which we are ending at 3:30 daily. For older children and teens, many coaches have been sending home training ideas. Be intentional about this and include it on their daily schedules.
Let them choose. Everyone needs to feel in control of themselves, so give your child two choices for exercise, both of which would be acceptable. Example: We are going on a hike! Would you like to hike in the park or up to your school?
Make it fun. Here are things we have done so far: hiked in our neighborhood and in parks; ridden bicycles with the adult running alongside; ridden scooters to the park; practiced indoor grounder/fly ball/line drive catching in our hall with a soft ball (this is now a particularly popular game in our home); creek walked/hiked; had jumping jack competitions; hosted yard races. This is as fun for me as it is for them, and I need it.
Start fresh! For children and adolescents who are not regular exercisers, now is a great time to start, especially with more down time at home. Aim for 20 minutes of walking, preferably outside. Increase the time as you can – with a goal of at least 60 minutes every day. This doesn’t have to be in one long session. Feel free to break it up as needed.
How I can help:
To help and do my part during these times I’m offering a program to cowboys and cowgirls on how to learn to be a Trick Roper where the guest/students are distances greatly apart in fresh air outside in a large park or field in order to spin their trick ropes, for those who wish to participate and hear stories of Will Rogers. We use wide open spaces for teaching Trick roping.
I love to come and brings some smiles to your community safely so contact Jennifer at the email below for more information.
Tipton Productions is a First-Class Country and Western Talent Agency that will provide entertainment for your guest beyond their greatest expectations! Our agency takes pride in being an modern day, clean cut, detailed, charismatic Country and Western entertainment provider. Our attention to detail and freeconsultingservice will ensures your event to be a huge success. How may we help you?
We can do this because… Tipton family has gone from strength to strength for over a century, spanning five generations of working for countless VIPs and brands, with events taking place all across the Globe.
Our impressive list of events clients include Procter & Gamble, Old Spice, North American Lottery Commission United States, Mexico & Canada, Target Stores Product Launches, International & National Chamber of Commerce, Pfizer & RDH Drug Cooperation, Banquets, Cattleman’s Association, NORDAM Aerospace and many others. A pro-active company, we supply world-class live entertainment for national and international events, our professional staff can assist you with all your live entertainment needs from sound and lighting to décor, providing you with a quality service that guarantees your event to be a huge success!
Tipton produces real cowboy western entertainment with live Entertainers and Western Party Performers in Dallas or Fort Worth from Oklahoma and Texas. This Style of Western Entertainment is superior to any in the nation due to our experience. Entertainers / Performers for your Western Themed Party or Parties are available. We have Old West Festival entertainers as well and County / State Fair entertainment. Western Special Event can be arranged with your needs in mind. It can be a Heritage Show or any type Cowboy Parties, Quinceanera we can help. Our Gunfighters Show more talent than any other in the nation. Our Gunfight Show are safe and area all professional actors. If it is a Dallas Gunfighters / Performers Show you need for your guest or a Saloon Girls Entertainers Show. We have a Nation Wide Line Dancers Entertainment that we can provide for your. Traditional Oklahoma and Dallas – Fort Worth Texas Heritage Entertainment Favorites: Armadillo Races, Tall Cowboy Stilt Walker, Mechanical Bull Riding, Trick Roper / Roping, Gun Spinning Cowboy, Living Cowboy Statue, Gambler Magician, Texas Hold’em – Poker , Wanted Poster Photos, Old West Can Can Dancers, Quick Draw Challenge, Cowboy Skills Show, Mexican Charro Entertainment, Folkloric dancing & County and Western Music Bands & Performers.
You name it and our western entertainment planners have it, everything from Gunfighters, Saloon girls, Native American & Mexican Folkloric Dancers, Western Dance Instructors, Coyote Ugly style dancers, Wrangler dance group, Mechanical Bull Riding complete with rodeo backdrop, 1880’S Medicine Man Magicians, Authentic Stage Coach Rides, Costumed Wanted Poster Photos, Old West Quick Draw Challenge, Strolling Singing Cowboys & Cowgirls, Trick Ropers, Live longhorn Steer Photos and yes even Armadillo racing! The gangs all here waiting to entertain at your next Western Event!
Call Us Today and let one of our experienced Country & Western coordinators start planning your next western entertainment experience you guest will be talking about for years to come!
We had two nights of fun filling the Shawnee Expo with our NEW SHOW the “Keeping the Wild West Alive Experience” at Good Sam RV Club Rally at Shawnee Expo with hundreds of guest attendance Bristle, Bella Tipton daughters of Marty Tipton performed all the major rope spinning tricks at ages 10 and 11. The Wedding Ring and the Butterfly were performed perfectly within their already professional kit of tricks.
Also appearing was the 2019 World Champion Female Native American Dancer, along with JR Lonelodge another well celebrated dancer and clan performed.
Great Fun as guest come on stage!
Worlds Largest Interactive Wild West Show!
World Record Largest Production Trick Ropers set by Tipton Productions Los Angeles CA
Experience just a touch of, or the full thrill of the American West with Tipton Productions. Enjoy the Wild West as we are to accommodate up and over 500 trick ropers at one time with ropes we supply and we also have a available the Native American Experience as they dance for and dance with, as they take us back in time with their songs and live drumming and singing. Fun in every way and an expedience designed to fit you speed.
Native American dance circle for your groups experience!
Without a doubt the best show in the West!
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It was an honor to be guest a speaker at the Cattleman’s convention at the Embassy Suits Norman Oklahoma.
My friend Matt Pinnell who is now the Lieutenant Governor Of Oklahoma, Matt is a fantastic speaker. He had all the guest cheering with laughter when he mentioned having the image BEEF on out state car tags on it. The association gave Matt a new silver belly cowboy hat, that fit him perfectly. HE makes a great cowboy and he can trick rope even. You can see him wearing his new hat here.
Daughter Bella Tipton and Lt. Governor Matt Pennell and myself OCA convention.
While at the convention I had a great time visiting with old friends swapping stories of working cattle as a boy at auction yard.
This is a photo of the daughter of the auctioneer Whitey Norse who was one of my mentors. Whitey worked for my Uncle Red Walker who owned the Live stock Auction in Tonkawa Oklahoma. My entire youth I worked there along side my father and my life long friend Billy Scott another great cowboy and bull rider.
I have to say that working on the feed lot and auction yard thought me more than all my years at the University. I learned how to auctioneer among many other skills that can only be learned on the job.
Oklahoma Cattleman’s Association (OCA) exists to defend the beef cattle industry at our Nation’s Capitol, our State Legislature and in the media. The OCA represents about 5,000 Oklahoma ranching families. We believe that by standing together, we can meet issues head-on and impact the changes and ideas that will affect our future and our livelihood. Cattlemen share common interests, including respect for the land and livestock entrusted to us. Standing together we can protect those common interests.