SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2012 1:00pm
JACCC (Japanese American Cultural & Community Center), California
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In the 2012 US Sumo Open, about 30 athletes from 7 countries competed in the open air plaza at JACCC. Some highlights include:
- Foreigners win gold in 6 out of 7 weight classes!
- Three-time World Sumo Champion Byambajav Ulambayar wins gold for an unprecedented 6th year in a row!!
- In his first tournament ever, Gene Eydelman wins the middleweight division with a 5-0 sweep!
- Polish siblings Marina, Aron, and Kewin Rozum go undefeated (except when the brothers face each other) in the women's and men's lightweight divisions!
- Canadian brothers Kodiak (middleweight), Brodi (heavyweight), and Kolton (lightweight) are another set of three siblings, who competed in three different weight classes.
12TH ANNUAL TOP ATHLETES
6'1", 346 lbs
Openweight Gold Aron Rozum
6'2", 185 lbs
5'8", 207 lbs
USA - ID
6'0", 417 lbs
USA - AZ
5'9", 211 lbs
USA - IL
5'4", 175 lbs
5'7", 143 lbs
2012 US SUMO OPEN OVERVIEW
The 2012 US Sumo Open returned to historic Little Tokyo. 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 MEN'S RESULTS
2012 Womens' results