Knights

Tom Nader

Tom Nader

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Patrick Neil

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Patrick Neil

 

Sam Ryals

Sam Ryals

A recent Ohio University graduate, Sam started performing in Civil War Cavalry Reenactments at age 14! As a stuntman and award-winning competitor in Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA), Sir Samuel shines on horseback and ground combat. When not in armor, he  can be found in the classroom, sharing his love of history with high school students.

James Fortner

With a trademark style that makes him instantly recognizable wherever he performs, James has been jousting for more than 25 years, and is an accomplished horse trainer and stuntman. Currently president of the American jousting league, he also works with the Hanlon-Lees Action Theater, showcasing his experience in jousting, wild west reenactments, fight choreography, film stunts and more.

James Fortner

Jessica Harrison

Dame Jessica Harrison

Jessica first jousted in 2009 after she saw a demo at the Ohio Equine Affair—and was instantly hooked. Performing in several states with her home troupe, The Knights of the Rose, she’s an international award-winning heavy armor competitor. Outside of jousting, she continues her winning ways as a full-time firefighter/paramedic.

Dr. Ken Mondschein

A college professor, scholar, fencing master, jouster, and author with expertise in subjects ranging from medieval history to contemporary politics, Ken is a certified master of historical fencing by the US Fencing Coaches Association. He has been riding for over 25 years, specializing in Dressage. His passion for history and love of horses is evident each time Sir Ken enters the lyst!

Ken Modschein