The Aki Basho 2019 is over, and what a basho it was! In the top division, the seiwake really stole the show with Mitakeumi and Takakeisho going to a playoff to decide the yusho. Mitakeumi won the showdown, earning his second career yusho. He also went 12-3 in this basho. When paired with his 9-6... Continue Reading →
Musashikuni has Retired
In an unexpected event, Musashikuni has retired. As most readers know, Musashikuni was one of two North Americans currently competing in professional sumo. He has been a long-time figure in makushita, but he has also struggled with injuries in recent months and years. It is currently reported that Musashikuni decided to retire due to these... Continue Reading →
Cornelius Booker Interview – United States Sumo Wrestling Lightweight
The World Sumo Championships are coming up on October 12-13 in Osaka, Japan. Team USA's representative at the lightweight division will be Cornelius Booker, who won gold at the US Sumo Nationals 2019 to earn his spot. Readers of NorthAmericanSumo.com know that Cornelius is one of the top competitors in American amateur sumo, previously competing... Continue Reading →
Don’t Forget – Georgia Sumo Open on September 21st!
This is a reminder to check the upcoming events page! The Georgia Sumo Open is on September 21st in Duluth, Georgia. Last year, it had some of the best competition in America competing against each other, and this year is guaranteed to be the same. In fact, the Georgia Sumo Open is steadily becoming the... Continue Reading →
Mid-Aki Basho 2019 Update on Wakaichirō
With Musashikuni out, Wakaichirō had to represent all of North America in the Aki Basho 2019. . .and has he ever! He is at his highest rank ever, and he has had his best performance ever. Our expectations were high, but he has shattered them! I won't provide much commentary for these matches, because they... Continue Reading →
Preview of North American Sumo Wrestlers in the Aki Basho 2019 – Musashikuni and Wakaichirō
The Aki Basho 2019 is already here! I could barely believe that the time has come around already when I saw people discussing it on Twitter. Where did August go? There are a lot of exciting storylines for this basho. All eyes will be on the two yokozuna, Kakuryu and Hakuho. Will Kakuryu be able... Continue Reading →
Brodi Henderson in the Aki Basho 2015
I am still waiting on media to be delivered before I make my next large post. In the meantime, here is a recap of Brodi Henderson's performance in the Aki Basho 2015. This was Brodi's second basho after his mae-zumo bouts, and he still wasn't too far removed from competing in American amateur sumo -... Continue Reading →
Musashikuni Mamu in the Natsu Basho 2014
While there have been some sumo events in North America recently, including one in California and one in New Orleans, I am waiting to get a little more footage before I make posts about either. I am hoping that I can make a post about the New Orleans events next weekend. We will see! In... Continue Reading →
Aki Basho Rankings are Up!
The banzuke has been posed for the Aki Basho! It is quite a tale of two cities for the American rikishi. While Musashikuni is the higher ranked rikishi, I am sure that he is disappointed in his ranking. He dropped quite a bit, and he is now ranked at sandanme 38 west. This is Musashikuni's... Continue Reading →
Dirty South Sumo Tournament: Part Duex!
This event slipped under my radar, and it is coming up soon! Welcome Mat Sumo NOLA is hosting another sumo tournament on Saturday, August 24th. The tournament begins at 3:00 PM, but there is also a Friday night camp and seminar. So, if you want to get as much sumo action as possible, you can... Continue Reading →