By Lisa Millegan Renner
The world champion of full-contact heavy armored jousting and his Knights of Mayhem will perform this weekend at the Sonora Celtic Faire. The competition will be filmed by National Geographic Television for a new reality series tentatively titled "Knights of Mayhem."
"It's my greatest passion right now," said the 42-year-old. "To build the sport, that's the big thing for me. The Renaissance fairs are a blast, the Celtic fairs are fun. The tournaments are where it's at."
Maybe he could compete against knights who use tomahawks. That would be a real mash-up of cultures and weapons.
Below: "Charlie Andrews, 38, a jousting knight from Eagle Mountain, Utah, introduces the knights who jousted before a stand full of fairgoers during opening day of the 24th annual Sonora Celtic Faire in Sonora, Calif., March 12, 2010." (Alison Yin/Modesto Bee)