Full Metal Jousting: Episode 9 “Charge On”

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The two semifinal jousts are set and after this episode we will have two jousters left to face off for the championship.

Episode 9: ‘Charge On’

The competitors are treated to a nice dinner and get a chance to relax a bit before the semifinal jousts. Jake talks trash about the joust with Matt and is confident that he can win. Matt thinks his biggest obstacle is himself but is also confident that he can win the joust.

At practice Matt is having difficulty with his lance accuracy and on one pass smashes his finger into the arret. Later that night Rope is helping him with his finger. The nail is black from the blood pooling underneath it. Rope heats up a needle and pierces the nail to release the blood and relieve the pressure.

Jake chooses Navarro for his joust and at practice doesn’t connect with the horse and is unable to successfully joust while riding Navarro. Jake decides to go with Jefferson, his backup horse.

The jousters suit up and prepare for the joust. Can Jake defy the odds again and move on or will Matt put aside his injuries stand victorious? Let’s find out…

Semifinal Joust #1

Full Metal Jousting History Channel Jake NodarJake Nodar riding Jefferson
vs.
Full Metal Jousting History Channel Matt HiltmanMatt Hiltman riding Crispin

Pass 1:
Red Team, Jake: Miss
Black Team, Matt: Unhorsing +10

Pass 2:
Red Team, Jake: Miss
Black Team, Matt: Miss

Pass 3:
Red Team, Jake: Miss
Black Team, Matt: Unhorsing +10

Pass 4:
Red Team, Jake: Miss
Black Team, Matt: Miss

Pass 5:
Red Team, Jake: Miss
Black Team, Matt: Miss

Pass 6:
Red Team, Jake: Miss
Black Team, Matt: Strike +1

Pass 7:
Red Team, Jake: Strike +1
Black Team, Matt: Strike +1

Pass 8:
Red Team, Jake: Miss
Black Team, Matt: Miss

Final:
Red Team, Jake: 1
Black Team, Matt: 22

Matt Hiltman wins and moves on to the Championship Joust.

On the first pass Matt nukes Jake and Jake hits the ground quick and hard. The hit was all Matt needed to win, it took Jake out of the joust. After that hit Jake was sitting to the right and flinching at every hit. On the third pass Jake had his weight wrong and the hit put him on the ground again. Pass 5 was a mess Jefferson took off and Jake wasn’t ready. He had to throw the lance and try not to fall off the horse. It was certainly Jake’s worst joust of the season. Matt is now moving on to the Championship joust and a chance to win $100,000.

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Before the last semifinal joust Avery and Knowles contemplate the joust and their friendship. They have known each other and worked together for years. They are ready to put their friendship aside, at least for one joust, and win the joust.

Semifinal Joust #2

Full Metal Jousting History Channel Josh AveryJosh “The Wolfman” Avery riding Crispin
vs.
Full Metal Jousting History Channel Joshua KnowlesJosh Knowles riding Navarro

Pass 1:
Red Team, Avery: Broken Lance +5
Black Team, Knowles: Strike +1

Pass 2:
Red Team, Avery: Miss
Black Team, Knowles: Strike +1

Pass 3:
Red Team, Avery: Miss
Black Team, Knowles: Strike +1

Pass 4:
Red Team, Avery: Strike +1
Black Team, Knowles: Miss

Pass 5:
Red Team, Avery: Strike +1
Black Team, Knowles: Miss

Pass 6:
Red Team, Avery: Unhorsing +10
Black Team, Knowles: Unhorsing +10

Pass 7:
Red Team, Avery: Broken Lance +5
Black Team, Knowles: Unhorsing +10

Pass 8:
Red Team, Avery: Miss
Black Team, Knowles: Miss

Final:
Red Team, Avery: 22
Black Team, Knowles: 23

Josh Knowles wins and moves on to the Championship Joust.

The joust started out good and ended great! There were points scored on every pass except the last. Pass 6 sent a charge through the jousters and the spectators. Both jousters got back up and celebrated the unhorsing. They mounted up and were ready to go again. Pass 7 could have been called a no hit for Knowles but his lance hit the vamplate, which is a legal target area, giving Knowles a second unhorsing. Avery was able to break his lance on Knowles but not unhorse him. Only one point separated them going into the final pass. Honestly I would have liked to see these two guys square off in the Championship Joust. I think the Knowles v. Hiltman joust will be great

Miss the joust? Here it is…

Inside the Joust: Avery v. Knowles

The jousters meet lakeside for the Championship match-up announcement. It is an all Black Team final. Josh v. Matt for the ultimate prize; $100,000 and the title of Full Metal Jousting Champion.

Next week we will also get the Wildcard Joust for $25,000. My pick for the Wildcard is Josh Avery V. Rope Myers.

Here is a sneak peek at next week’s episode.

What are your thoughts on the semifinal jousts? Leave your predictions on the Champion and the Wildcard picks in the comment section.
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