For those who read our recap of the US Sumo Open 2019, you know that the US Sumo Nationals 2019 gold medalist, Robert Fuimaono, did not perform up to his typical standard. While he was expected to medal in the heavyweight and/or the openweight divisions, he did not medal in either. I've had multiple people... Continue Reading →
The US Sumo Open 2019 concluded last weekend, and it was quite the event! There were upsets but also dominant performances; there were lopsided matches but also very close contests; there were regulars winning medals but also newcomers winning medals. Most of all, it was a lot of fun! All the competitors should be proud... Continue Reading →
For those who want to watch the US Sumo Open live, here is the livestream link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsFTo_Uah9g . The prelims start now, and the finals begin at 1:00 PM Pacific Time.
In addition to the Haru Basho 2019 wrapping next weekend, we also have another exciting sumo event - the US Sumo Open 2019! The US Sumo Open is one of the two premier sumo events in North America. Whereas the US Sumo Nationals, the other premier event, is restricted to only US competitors, the US... Continue Reading →
The U.S. Sumo Open is the premier sumo event of North America. Started in the year 2001, it has now grown to a spectacle that gathers 4,300 sumo fans in attendance. While most of the competitors are indeed American, recent years have also seen an vast increase in the number of international rikishi (sumo wrestlers). ... Continue Reading →