By Michael V. Hannigan
The News Staff
The History Channel is bringing back what it calls the first extreme sport: jousting. And PRCA World Champion Steer Wrestler and form
er Henderson County resident Rope Myers is right in the middle of the action.
Myers is one of 16 competitors on The History Channel’s Full Metal Jousting, a television series currently airing Sunday nights at 9.
“But this is no Renaissance fair as the toughest riders in the nation face off in a bone-crushing competition for big money,” reads the description on the series website. “It’s as intense as it was 500 years ago, but with a twist: Traditional armor is replaced by modern suits of steel, while action is captured by high-speed cameras.”
The hits are big, delivered with wooden lances while wearing 80 pounds of armor and riding a horse 20 mph.