2009 US SUMO OPEN – 9th Annual

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2009   11:00am
Redondo Beach, California

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photos: Chuck Green

2009 US SUMO OPEN OVERVIEW

As in past years, Mongolian athletes dominated the competition, winning gold medals in every weight class they competed in. In fact, the three Mongolians who competed were all undefeated (except against each other)! So, not one non-Mongolian was able to beat a single Mongolian!

In a more intimate setting, fans got a chance to meet with, eat with, and take photos with the sumo wrestlers at the end of the competition. This “Sumo Bash” was truly a new sumo experience for many hard-core fans.

The Aviation Park Gym in Redondo Beach was packed with enthusiastic sumo fans, many of whom have been attending the Open for years. Athletes from four countries – USA, Mongolia, Tonga, and Tajikistan – competed in four weight classes.  More

2009 US SUMO OPEN TOP ATHLETES

Byambajav Ulambayar
6’1″   317 lbs
Mongolia
Heavyweight Gold
Openweight Gold
Erdenebileg Alagdaa
6’0″   204 lbs
Mongolia
Middleweight Gold
Openweight Silver
Ernest Freund
6’0″   186 lbs
US – CA
Lightweight Gold
Bayanbat Davaadalai
6’2″   308 lbs
Mongolia
Heavyweight Silver
Siosifa Isamau
6’1″   322 lbs
Tonga
Heavyweight Bronze
Openweight Bronze

2009 US SUMO OPEN RESULTS

  • 1st: Ernest Freund
    6’3″
    186 lbs
    US – CA
    2nd: Bradley Sutton
    6’3″
    187 lbs
    US – CA
    3rd: Art Morrow
    6’1″
    185 lbs
    US – CA
  • 1st: Erdenebileg Alagdaa
    6’1″
    204 lbs
    Mongolia
    2nd: Robert Daniel
    5’11”
    251 lbs
    US – TN
     
  • 1st: Byambajav Ulambayar
    6’1″
    317 lbs
    Mongolia
    2nd: Bayanbat Davaadalai
    6’2″
    308 lbs
    Mongolia
    3rd: Siosifa I’sama’u
    6’1″
    322 lbs
    Tonga
  • 1st: Byambajav Ulambayar
    6’1″
    317 lbs
    Mongolia
    2nd: Erdenebileg Alagdaa
    6’0″
    204 lbs
    Mongolia
    3rd: Siosifa I’sama’u
    6’1″
    322 lbs
    Tonga

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