Hierarch and Chief Marshal
DC, USA, 25 August 2007 - In the Federation's over two years
of operation, there has been only one individual leading and commanding
the global governing body over the sport of finger jousting, the
World Finger Jousting Federation. Julian Gluck, the Lord of the
Joust and President, has been able to manage the small obscure sports
organization on his own, but as the organization has grown larger
and larger, it has become increasingly harder to solely handle all
facets of the Federation.
the beginning of the WFJF, I have had the idea of making a board
of directors like group that would help to manage the WFJF on the
corporate and strategic level. However, I was always at a loss in
finding the right people for the right job and how I was going to
get this 'hierarchy' organized and set up," remarked the Lord
of the Joust. "However, after months of planning, the hierarchy
can now start to be realized . . . with the induction of the first
official member into this prestigious group."
October and November of 2005 onwards, Aaron Contreras has been an
important supporter, member, and force of progress in the Federation.
Contreras has assisted in the making of many important decisions
as an informal advisor to the Lord of the Joust and as the first
moderator in the WFJF Forum. He learned of the Federation in its
infancy while perusing an online web comic that the Lord of the
Joust frequented as well and, more specifically, reading a forum
topic on finger jousting that Gluck posted under a pseudonym. The
Washington, DC native was instantly interested in finger jousting
and what he believed to be an up-and-coming phenomenon.
Contreras joined the WFJF, he was the first official member outside
of the state of Georgia and the first official member to find out
about us through the internet and not word of mouth. Since becoming
a member, he has been monumentally important in helping me to make
vital decisions, improving our rules and regulations . . . and making
some important finger jousting moves."
collegiate finger jouster and new hierach has been given the position
of Chief Marshal. His duties include advising on rules and regulations
as the vice-chairman of the Rules Committee, administrating referee
and marshal functions as well as their certification, and representing
officials in the Executive Committee. Though the Chief Marshal is
not actually a referee or marshal, he will work closely with referees
and marshals to insure that the rules and regulations of finger
jousting are sound and that their enforcers, the referees and marshals,
are able to do their jobs.
the hierarchy is definitely subject to change, positions may be
filed around, and more members may be added in the future, you can
count on Contreras being involved with the international finger
jousting scene. "I
have always had a great confidence in the potential of the WFJF,
and approached it as a successful project from the start,"
said the Chief Marshal. "I aim to encourage its growth in exciting
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