Organizers of this weekend’s medieval fighting event in Springfield say it’s becoming one of the fastest growing sports in the world.
Competitors from around the country will compete in Springfield… in full armor, using authentic swords and clubs like those deployed in combat centuries ago.
The competition at the State Fairgrounds Saturday will determine the team that will represent the U.S. in international knights competition in France this spring.
Mayor Mike Houston says he hopes to someday bring that world competition here to Springfield. The event starts at 10 am Saturday at the fairgrounds’ Livestock Center… 970 WMAY’s Jim Leach is the announcer for the event.