“KNIGHTS OF MAYHEM” National GeographIc' KNIGHTS OF MAYHEM (television series), a WINNER TAKE ALL- 'FULL CONTACT JOUSTING COMPETitION IN SONORA
12 & 4:30 (Friday)
2 & 5:30 (Saturday)
1:50 Native American Dancers Opening for joust
KNIGHTS OF MAYHEM
FOR THE U.S.A.
Charlie Andrews is the Founder and Captain of The Knights of Mayhem and 12 time World Champion Heavy Armor Jouster, winner of more than 50 tournaments to date during his jousting career, and all of these tournaments won on his faithful War Horse and best friend Jaeger.
In his travels all over the world Charlie has seen many things and like a true knight has taken up the crusade for causes that are near and dear to his heart. He often rides for causes like Back the Badge during his jousting competitions. Being a veteran himself Charlie is a strong supporter of our Military, Charlie is currently in the process of becoming a PATH International certified instructor. He feels equine therapies benefit both veterans and special needs children. Having served in the military himself, he knows the power of horses in healing a soul. Wounded veterans can benefit from horses in so many ways. Children steal Charlie’s heart and he has seen the benefits of equine therapy with special needs children,building confidence and strength.
Off the field, when the single father isn't spending time raising his children, he devotes he time to visiting children with life threatening illnesses in hospitals.
Samson Vaughn Miller, is 23 years old. he started riding horse in the mountains of Arizona when he was 14 and he working for Bell Livestock. he was taught there how to ride western style, drive teams of horses, and to trim and shoe horses aswell. he did pretty much anything you can think of with horses.
During his high school years his brother Colin introduced him to Shane Adams TV show on the History Channel. his brother really wanted to become a knight and do full contact jousting. he thought it looked cool but I just wanted the simple life of a cowboy. His brother moved to Nebraska and happened to meet Shane at a county fair where Shane offered to train his brother to joust if he would move to Ohio.
His brother phoned him and said he was moving to Ohio to train with Shane Adams and asked him if to come. he packed his bags, caught a plane and moved to Ohio.
he spent many months training and ended up going on tour with the Knights of Valour. This is his third year jousting. he has competed in Estes Park twice, placing second over all his second time going out.
With the the Knights of Valour he has had the oportunity to travel from Sydney to Nova Scotia, from Alaska to Florida and California to southern Canada.
Kyran Fairchild is from Tucson Arizona, He has been riding horses since he was 5 years old and one day a buddy asked Him if he wanted to learn how to joust from horseback so 2 years ago he came and learned how. Ever since then he has been breaking lances. 2 years ago he took 3rd place in a tournament in Estes Park Colorado and just this year he took 1st in a tournament in Loveland, Colorado. One thing to know about him is he don’t quit and he looks like a rubber band when he gets hit hard. look for him out there.
Larry Dupler was born and raised in Neward, Ohio. Spent his entire life doing martial arts and motocross. Spent 2015. 2016 going for JJIF jujitsu world championships and finished 17th in the world in Wrocaw, Poland in Jan of 2017 he contacted Shane Adams about becoming a Knight and learning to joust. Spent time in training with Shane learning horsemanship skills and jousting techniques. The last week of April 2017 he started jousting in Canada with the Knights of Valour and has been jousting virtually every weekend since then.
Ripper Moore has been jousting for over two decades. He has broken lances and emptied saddles all over the United States and Canada, and even down in Australia. He has competed against knights from the far corners of the western world and won multiple national and international championships. He was head coach for the Red Team in History's TV show Full Metal Jousting.
Brian brings years of experience to the jousting field, as well as a love for entertaining and putting on a show for every audience to enjoy. He has been apart of the jousting world and culture for over a decade, as well as a part of the well known "Nights of Mayhem" as featured on the National Geographic channel. Also, a previous member of Knights of Valour, along with being a reappearing guest to Sherwood Forest Faire in Austin Texas. He has also participated in the tournament at Estes Park Colorado during the Longs Peak Scottish - Irish Highland Festival, during the full contact portion of the competition. He has toured and partipated at several other Renaissance Faires and events throughout the country, those to include, The Michigan Renaissance Festival, BlackRock Medevil Faire, Silver Leaf Renaissance Faire, events in Ohio, and Utah to name a few.
Eddie the "Hit Man" Rigney has been jousting for 5 years, in first two weeks competitive jousting, he was ranked number 2 in the ultimate jousting championships world standings. He represented the U.S.A. competing at the largest tournament ever held in Europe last year and place second against the top competitors from 21 countries.
Whether riding a dressage test, jumping a course or jousting with the boys, Jaclyn Ziemniak lives for her horses. Born and raised in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Jaclyn is always up for a challenge, so when the opportunity to train with the Knights of Valour came up, she jumped at the chance. As the only female full contact jouster actively competing in North America, she strives to be a role model for women everywhere. The road to knighthood has been a difficult one, laced with unique challenges for this petite rider, but she has never given up. Bruised and battered but never defeated, Jaclyn has proven herself to be a heavy hitter in the list, taking home tournament wins and unhorseing men twice her size. Jaclyn is here to show you what it really means to “hit like a girl.”
Greg Boxma has been jousting since the age of 17. In spite of his busy life in Canada he attends several tournaments each year in the US and always accepts his awards with a big grin. He explains jousting to others this way, “It’s kinda like playing football on horseback.” Lots of hard hitting competition and great camaraderie. Greg is a natural horseman rising from generations of Alberta cowboys and pioneers. As much as he loves the sport, first place in his heart will always go to his beautiful wife and four gorgeous daughters. These beauties help him look after his herd of Percherons while he’s off bringing home the bacon with his construction business.