Sonora jousters get “air”

The National Geographic Channel will air back-to-back episodes of “The Harder They Fall,” the second of which was filmed in Sonora, starting at 9 p.m. today.

Here’s an episode synopsis:

Reigning Heavy Armor Jousting World Champion Charlie Andrews puts two rookie knights through a crash course in training for the first major tournament of the year in Sonora. The Sonora Celtic Faire hosted the event this last March and the crew from Nat-Geo filmed for five days in Sonora.

And more about the show:

Will full-contact professional jousting be the next extreme sport? For some, it is a real-life passion and thrives outside of the movies and Renaissance fairs. Charlie Andrews leads the “Knights of Mayhem,” a group dedicated to transforming this medieval sport from a staged act to a professional sports phenomenon. For these “knights,” jousting is no dinner show. Donning 130 pounds of steel armor, they mount 2,000-pound horses and charge at each other with solid hemlock lances at speeds up to 30-mph, while peering through a quarter-inch eye slot in their helmets. When lance and knight collide, riders struggle to control their horses and absorb devastating impacts with potential for concussions, broken bones and far worse.

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