I saw this delightful interview with Ivan Guevara, one of the Knights at Medieval Times, and had to share.
As per this 2013 Vice article, the road to knighthood at Medieval Times (*very much like the road to knighthood in actual medieval times) is a long and arduous one, starting as a squire and working your way up while learning equestrian skills, fighting skills, and more. Once you become a knight, the competition doesn't stop there. As quoted in the Vice article, "Most of the knights are vying for the top spots or the most glorious spots during the weekly highlight show, which is typically the evening performance on Saturday. That’s usually our favorite show of the week because it has the largest audience and gets the most feedback, which is
the greatest form of reward.”
Would you want to become a knight? And should jousting be an Olympic sport?