2012 US SUMO OPEN – 12th Annual

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2012 1:00pm
JACCC (Japanese American Cultural & Community Center), California

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Photo: Chuck Green

2012 US SUMO OPEN OVERVIEW

The US Sumo Open returned to historic Little Tokyo, where multi-time heavyweight & openweight past medalists Byambajav Ulambayar, Bayanbat Davaadalai, Kelly Gneiting, and Siosifa Isamau all medaled again in 2012, in some exciting re-matches from years past.

The tournament took place in Noguchi Plaza at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC), a Little Tokyo landmark.  An enthusiastic crowd of 1,000+ enjoyed Hakutsuru Sake, Sapporo Beer, Fuku-Burger, and sushi while watching the live sumo event!  L.A. Matsuri Taiko performed again as the musical act. More

2012 US SUMO OPEN TOP ATHLETES

Byambajav Ulambayar
6’1″   346 lbs
Mongolia
Heavyweight Gold
Openweight Gold
Natasha Ikejiri
5’4″   175 lbs
Brazil
Middleweight Gold
Openweight Gold
Marina Rozum
5’7″   143 lbs
Poland
Lightweight Gold
Openweight Silver
Gene Eydelman

5’9″   250 lbs
US – IL
Middleweight Gold

Aron Rozum

6’2″   185 lbs
Poland
Lightweight Gold

2012 US SUMO OPEN RESULTS

  • 1st: Aron Rozum
    6’3″
    185 lbs
    Poland
    2nd: Kewin Rozum
    6’4″
    174 lbs
    Poland
    3rd: Robert Ashworth
    5’9″
    186 lbs
    US – CA
  • 1st: Gene Eydelman
    5’9″
    250 lbs
    US – IL
    2nd: Trent Sabo
    5’8″
    252 lbs
    US – ID
    3rd: Aaron Delmar
    6’0″
    240 lbs
    US – IL
  • 1st: Byambajav Ulambayar
    6’1″
    346 lbs
    Mongolia
    2nd: Bayanbat Davaadalai
    6’2″
    290 lbs
    Mongolia
    3rd: Siosifa I’sama’u
    6’1″
    333 lbs
    Tonga
  • 1st: Byambajav Ulambayar
    6’1″
    346 lbs
    Mongolia
    2nd: Kelly Gneiting
    6’0″
    417 lbs
    US – ID
    3rd: Baatartsogt Jileekhuu
    5’11”
    300 lbs
    Mongolia
  • 1st: Marina Rozum
    5’7″
    143 lbs
    Poland
    2nd: Marissa Tybor
    5’5″
    142 lbs
    US – CA
    3rd: Jenelle Hamilton
    5’4″
    140 lbs
    US – CA
  • 1st: Natasha Ikejiri
    5’4″
    175 lbs
    Brazil
    2nd: Tiffany Tran
    5’1″
    163 lbs
    US – CA
    3rd: Judy Morrow
    5’6″
    160 lbs
    Japan
  • 1st: Natasha Ikejiri
    5’4″
    175 lbs
    Brazil
    2nd: Marina Rozum
    5’7″
    143 lbs
    Poland
    3rd: Marissa Tybor
    5’5″
    142 lbs
    US – CA

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