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Jul 3, 2018 | in Sumo Wrestling
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Ready, steady ... : Sumotori face off at a morning practice session, which is easier to witness than you might think. | HARUNA MIYASHITA PHOTO
May 1, 2018 | in Sumo Wrestling

18th Annual US Sumo Open

Could This Be the BEST EVER? 

Saturday, May 12, 2018, Main Event Starts from 1 pm (PT) 

Walter Pyramid @ California State University Long Beach

With the MOST wrestlers (60+), who have the MOST World Champion titles (7+), and the MOST World-level medals (30+), this is a tournament you've gotta see! Your location: the edge of your seat . .

Oct 29, 2015 | in Sumo Wrestling

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2015 US Sumo Open Overview

The 2015 US Sumo Open returned to the Walter Pyramid on August 8, 2015. Nearly 4,000 fans watched history being made, as Byamba's 8-year streak of gold medals was ended at last by Ramy Elgazar (Egypt) and Roy Sims (USA). In fact, until the final match of the day, all 29 previous heavyweight and openweight gold medalists (for 15 years) had been foreigners, but with a victory in the openweight finals, Roy Sims entered the history books as the first American EVER to win a US Sumo Open gold medal in either the men's heavyweight or men's openweight divisions!