Several weeks ago, I posted a recap of the Fitcon2019 Sumo Cup. It was a wonderful tournament, and I was blessed to have Casey Burns and Cornelius Booker provide so much video from the event. I mentioned in my prior post that I would make a second post featuring more footage from the event. Unfortunately,... Continue Reading →
I just saw in a series of tweets by Inside Sport Japan (@InsideSportJP) that the Sumo World Championships 2019 are moving from Hawaii, USA to Osaka, Japan. I still don't know the reason, but I am sure that more information will come out in the near future. Tweets here: https://twitter.com/InsideSportJP/status/1135409021316243456 https://twitter.com/InsideSportJP/status/1135458546135343104
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 →