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Jousting in armor on horseback: the next History Channel competition series

The History Channel is casting for a new reality competition that will feature jousting in armor. Full Metal Jousting is described as a “hard-hitting competition [that] will recreate the raw, crushing force of hardcore jousting battles by arming 16 fierce competitors with lances, armor and a 2,000-pound war horse,” with the winner receiving $100,000.

Besides the fact that sounds awesome, the show is being produced by Pilgrim Films & Television, which also produces the excellent Top Shot for History, so it will probably be done well.

Pilgrim is casting for “America’s toughest and bravest”; if you apply, “you don’t need to be an experienced jouster,” but must be “a skilled horseback rider and have the heart of a warrior,” according to the casting notice.

Here’s its teaser trailer:

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