Just a quick note. I will be MIA for a bit. With Coronavirus going full force in the states, I've had to spend a lot of time moving my classes online. On top of that, my dog has had emergency health problems that past two days, and we are certainly not out of the thick... Continue Reading →
Justin Kizzart’s Gold Medal Performance at the US Sumo Nationals 2020 – Men’s Lightweight
The US Sumo Nationals 2020 was quite the event! Most all the heavy hitters from around the nation attended, and there was drama in the storylines of each division. My favorite may have been the middleweight division, which had a trio of battles between the middleweight favorite, Edward Suczewski, and the most dangerous man in... Continue Reading →
Need Somewhere to Chat about the Haru Basho 2020? Check Out Reddit.com/r/Sumo!
With Musashikuni and Wakaichiro retiring, I will be posting less about each basho on NorthAmericanSumo.com, and instead I will be focusing more efforts on general sumo discussion within Reddit.com/r/sumo. For a little over a year, I host the daily discussion threads on /r/sumo, and I try to start some conversation about the lower divisions -... Continue Reading →
Livestream of US Sumo Nationals 2020
Livestream of the event can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/781646855303002/wp/811377859360064/?av=650112119 . They are resetting the livestream link after each division. New livestream link is here: https://www.facebook.com/americus.abesamis/videos/10156608037577084/?__tn__=%2CdlC-R&eid=ARBpgTY-9uMQopX1lhMw3NHEO7c1XZXZ3HTNn6WVbD3LCwPZpzwHrKma6Vvjk2eutBu9kj0pOrkbHnCW&hc_ref=ARQMxi5C1trqQRgc363vSAirOJChRWbU05kXpun61CWB4LOT0_Ik7LSmgHNkqynIAAM .
US Sumo Nationals 2020 Starting Momentarily!
The US Sumo Nationals 2020 are today! As readers likely know, this is the primary US-only sumo event of the year. The best of the best will be competing for the opportunity to represent Team USA at the Sumo World Championships in Poland. So, a lot is on the line! As I find new information,... Continue Reading →
United States Sumo Nationals – Saturday, March 7th at 12:30 PM!
Don't forget! The United States Sumo Nationals are this Saturday, March 7th, starting at 12:30 PM EST. They are being held in Royersford, PA, which is just outside of Philadelphia. Be sure to stop by if you are in the area! More information can be found in the links below: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-us-sumo-nationals-world-team-trials-tickets-90405073007#listing-organizer https://www.ussumo.org/ https://www.facebook.com/events/19-w-linfield-rd-royersford-pa-19468/2020-us-sumo-nationals-world-team-trials/596605531188934/
Byambajav Ulambayar (Byamba) has passed away
In very shocking and sad news, sumo legend Byambajav Ulambayar (Byamba) has passed away according to his website: https://www.sumobyamba.com/ . Every reader of NorthAmericanSumo.com is certainly familiar with Byamba, as he has done more to spread the popularity of sumo in North America than almost anyone else. He was formerly a Japanese professional sumo wrestler... Continue Reading →
Sumo matches at SubStars, featuring Rumble Johnson and Curtis Blaydes
A jiu-jitsu tournament, called SubStars, recently took place featuring many of the top grapplers in the nation. Or more interest to the readers of this website, however, the even also featured several exhibition sumo matches against very surprising competitors. Among these were the former makuuchi competitor, Yamamotoyama; the US Sumo Open gold medalist, Takeshi Amitani;... Continue Reading →
In lieu of a post this week, I took some time to update the website. Some pages were quite outdated, but now they should be (mostly) current. When I was revising the upcoming events page, however, I noticed that two U.S. events slipped through my fingers! If anyone has any information and/or media regarding the... Continue Reading →
Musashigawa Beya Confirms that Wakaichiro has Retired
As can be seen in this link, the Musashigawa Beya confirms that Wakaichiro has retired. A rough translation of the text can be seen below: [Wakaichiro Retirement Notice] Wakaichiro has been working hard as a sumo wrestler for about three and a half years, but he has decided to retire and return to Houston. We... Continue Reading →