2008 US SUMO OPEN – 8th Annual

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2008 12:30pm
Los Angeles Sports Arena, California

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photos: Dustin Snipes

2008 US SUMO OPEN OVERVIEW

The 2008 US Sumo Open featured some amazing bouts, long-term rivalries, and stunning upsets! The rivalry between World Champion Byambajav Ulambayar and European Champion Petar Stoyanov became more dramatic, while Mongolians in each weight class destroyed their opponents.

Over 2,000 people surrounded the sumo stage at the 2008 US Sumo Open. The 8th annual competition included some dramatic rivalries, shocking upsets, and remarkable matches which stunned the audience! More

2008 US SUMO OPEN TOP ATHLETES

Petar Stoyanov
6’6″   350 lbs
Bulgaria
Heavyweight Silver
Openweight Gold
Byambajav Ulambayar
6’1″   330 lbs
Mongolia
Heavyweight Gold
Openweight Silver
Natarile Burns
6’1″   190 lbs
US – ID
Heavyweight Gold
Openweight Gold
Brittany Moreau
6’0″   129 lbs
US – CA
Lightweight Gold
Openweight Silver
Munkhjargal Ulziibayar
5’10”   187 lbs
Mongolia
Lightweight Gold
Erdenebileg Alagdaa
6’0″   199 lbs
Mongolia
Middleweight Gold

2008 US SUMO OPEN RESULTS

  • 1st: Munkhjargal Ulziibayar
    5’10”
    187 lbs
    Mongolia
    2nd: Peter Panayotopoulos
    5’11”
    180 lbs
    US – CA
    3rd: Tsogsuren Tsogkhuu
    5’9″
    184 lbs
    Mongolia
  • 1st: Erdenebileg Alagdaa
    6’0″
    199 lbs
    Mongolia
    2nd: Robert Ashworth
    5’9″
    220 lbs
    US – CA
    3rd: Rye McAfee
    6’4″
    253 lbs
    US – ID
  • 1st: Byambajav Ulambayar
    6’1″
    330 lbs
    Mongolia
    2nd: Petar Stoyanov
    6’4″
    350 lbs
    Bulgaria
    3rd: Dan Kalbfleisch
    6’0″
    310 lbs
    US – CA
  • 1st: Petar Stoyanov
    6’4″
    350 lbs
    Bulgaria
    2nd: Byambajav Ulambayar
    6’1″
    330 lbs
    Mongolia
    3rd: Kelly Gneiting
    6’0″
    430 lbs
    US – ID
  • 1st: Brittany Moreau
    6’0″
    129 lbs
    US – CA
    2nd: Michelle Pike
    5’0″
    142 lbs
    US – CA
  • 1st: Natalie Burns
    6’1″
    196 lbs
    US – ID
    2nd: Brittany Moreau
    6’0″
    129 lbs
    US – CA

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