World's Most Dangerous Sport...Jousting
Sixteen of the toughest warriors in the country will face off in a bone-crushing competition in FULL METAL JOUSTING, a new one-hour series premiering Sunday, February 12 at 10 p.m. on HISTORY. Hosted by renowned jouster Shane Adams, the 10-part series features full-contact jousts with competitors going head-to-head on horseback in brutal tests of strength, endurance and courage. High-speed cameras capture every punishing blow as jousters charge and collide at 30 miles per hour. The last man standing takes home a $100,000 cash prize.
The combat in FULL METAL JOUSTING is no choreographed renaissance faire. It’s 100% authentic, with a twist: traditional armor is replaced with modern suits of steel weighing 80 pounds, and 11-foot-long, solid fir lances are used as weapons.
Living and training together, the 16 FULL METAL JOUSTING contestants prepare for battle. Their backgrounds vary from an ex-Marine stunt man and a professional polo player to a bull rider. But all have a full contact background with nerves of steel to bring back history’s oldest sport in its rookie season.