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Sky Wars 2023 Recap: A Record-Breaking Pyro Championship

Pyros seeking a fireworks pick-me-up in September find their fix at Sky Wars, the US Invitational Fireworks Championship.  For those who’ve never attended this giant Missouri club-shoot-turned-championship, it’s a weekend pyro extravaganza hyper-focused on pyromusical artistry where pyros battle it out for national recognition. Presented annually by the Missouri Pyrotechnic Association (, the event has ballooned from its roots as …

2023 US Fireworks Champion Crowned at Sky Wars

Scott Smith of Cedar Hill, MO was crowned the winner of Sky Wars’ US Fireworks Invitational Championship Pro-Am division in a battle of choreography, ingenuity, and design on Saturday, Sept. 23rd in Innsbrook, Missouri.  Smith, the 2020 Sky Wars Pro-Am competition winner, competed against 2021 winner AJ Plata of Sandwich, IL and 2022 winner Mike Allen of Glasgow, KY in …