Ryan Hittinger, Master of the Lyst
One of the founding members of Combatant’s Keep, Ryan’s first experience with the joust began in 1995 at the Ohio Renaissance Faire, where he worked as part of the gate cast, then spent two years as apprentice blacksmith before moving on to historical reenactments. Now he is the Master of the Lyst, directing jousters and squires during our shows—a feat not dissimilar to herding feral cats.
A professional entertainer and theater artisan, Scott has done everything from stilt walking and juggling to fight choreography and re-enacting. Scott has been involved with Combatants Keep ever since he and our founder were introduced some 20 years ago.