For weeks beforehand, I had been hearing rumblings that Kelly Gneiting was organizing a sumo tournament to gather some of the best amateur sumo wrestlers from around America - and even the world - to take place sometime between the US Sumo Open and the World Sumo Championships. I got to say, it seems that... 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.
The US Sumo Nationals 2019 were held at the St. Joseph Civic Arena in Northwest Missouri last Saturday (2.9.2019), and it was quite the event! I was extremely impressed with the depth of talent in each weightclass, as very few had an overwhelming favorite. Also, there were many compelling storylines throughout the day, leaving a... Continue Reading →