The US Sumo Nationals 2020 was quite the event! Most all the heavy hitters from around the nation attended, and there was drama in the storylines of each division. My favorite may have been the middleweight division, which had a trio of battles between the middleweight favorite, Edward Suczewski, and the most dangerous man in... Continue Reading →
Livestream of US Sumo Nationals 2020
Livestream of the event can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/781646855303002/wp/811377859360064/?av=650112119 . They are resetting the livestream link after each division. New livestream link is here: https://www.facebook.com/americus.abesamis/videos/10156608037577084/?__tn__=%2CdlC-R&eid=ARBpgTY-9uMQopX1lhMw3NHEO7c1XZXZ3HTNn6WVbD3LCwPZpzwHrKma6Vvjk2eutBu9kj0pOrkbHnCW&hc_ref=ARQMxi5C1trqQRgc363vSAirOJChRWbU05kXpun61CWB4LOT0_Ik7LSmgHNkqynIAAM .
US Sumo Nationals 2020 Starting Momentarily!
The US Sumo Nationals 2020 are today! As readers likely know, this is the primary US-only sumo event of the year. The best of the best will be competing for the opportunity to represent Team USA at the Sumo World Championships in Poland. So, a lot is on the line! As I find new information,... Continue Reading →
United States Sumo Nationals – Saturday, March 7th at 12:30 PM!
Don't forget! The United States Sumo Nationals are this Saturday, March 7th, starting at 12:30 PM EST. They are being held in Royersford, PA, which is just outside of Philadelphia. Be sure to stop by if you are in the area! More information can be found in the links below: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-us-sumo-nationals-world-team-trials-tickets-90405073007#listing-organizer https://www.ussumo.org/ https://www.facebook.com/events/19-w-linfield-rd-royersford-pa-19468/2020-us-sumo-nationals-world-team-trials/596605531188934/
Women in North American Sumo – Who’s Who 2019
This year was yet another good year for sumo in North America - and an even better year for women's sumo in North America! We saw more interest in the sport and more female competitors than ever before, which is an amazing sign for the growth of sumo. I know a lot of this development... Continue Reading →
Men in North American Sumo – Who’s Who 2019
Whew! Like everyone at this time of year, I am a little overwhelmed with how busy life can be! Nevertheless, this is my favorite post to write - Who's Who in North American Sumo 2019. In this post, I recap the major competitors at the national-level in North American Sumo. This post focuses on the... Continue Reading →
Robert Fuimaono Interview – United States Sumo Wrestling Heavyweight
The World Sumo Championships are coming up on October 12-13 in Osaka, Japan. Team USA's representative in the openweight division will be Robert Fuimaono, who won gold at the US Sumo Nationals 2019 to earn his spot. Robert typically competes in heavyweight, but Roy Sims edged him out in an amazing best of three series... Continue Reading →
Cody Coleman Interview – United States Women’s Sumo Wrestling Middleweight
The World Sumo Championships are coming up on October 12-13 in Japan. Team USA's representative at the women's middleweight division will be Cody Coleman (formerly Cody Stout), who won gold at the US Sumo Nationals. Cody co-operates Welcome Mat Sumo NOLA in New Orleans, which has been regularly featured on NorthAmericanSumo.com. They are one of... Continue Reading →
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 →
Interview with Helen Delpopolo – United States Sumo Federation President
Helen Delpopolo has long been a competitor of amateur sumo, winning multiple golds at the US Sumo Nationals and performing very well at the World Sumo Championships. Readers of NorthAmericanSumo.com also know that Helen is the current president of the United States Sumo Federation (USSF) - the primer sumo organization of the USA. She is... Continue Reading →