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 →
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 →
Konishiki Claims that Wakaichiro has Retired
Surprising news! After recent improvements, Konishiki claimed on his Instagram that Wakaichiro has retired! I am sure that we will hear more about this development in the near future, but we wish Wakaichiro the best of luck in his future. His sumo brought joy to many, and we are sure that whatever he does in... Continue Reading →
USA at the World Sumo Championships – Men’s Team Results
As you know, the World Sumo Championships 2019 ended a few weeks ago. Although Team USA didn't quite live up to their hopes and dreams, they nevertheless put in a good fight. I hope to finally be able to provide recaps of Team USA's performance at the World Sumo Championships 2019 within the next few... Continue Reading →
CORRECTION – World Sumo Championships on October 12-13!
I based the date that I have been claiming for the World Sumo Championships 2019 on a document shared ages ago, and it must have changed since then. Thanks to /u/rulesofthetrade1 on Reddit.com/r/sumo for making me aware of this issue!
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 →
Livestream of the US Sumo Open 2019
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.