FLAMING KNIVES AND DARING SKILL HIGHLIGHT 15th ANNUAL WORLD FIREKNIFE CHAMPIONSHIPS AT THE POLYNESIAN CULTURAL CENTER
Annual Festival Hosted More Than 50 Competitors
and Nearly 10,000 Spectators
Hawaii's North Shore got extra hot this weekend at the Polynesian Cultural Center's 15th Annual World Fireknife Championships. The four-day competition concluded Sunday with the crowning of Orlando's Andrew "Umi" Sexton as the best of the best with a stunning routine of flaming knives flying at breakneck speed. Sexton thrilled the crowd of nearly 10,000 with his spinning tosses and death-defying maneuvers.