(June 7 – 8, 2008) Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, CA
The 2008 Los Angeles Grand Sumo Tournament featured the entire top-division of professional sumo wrestlers, for a two-day tournament. Yokozuna Asashoryu won the first day, while sekiwake Kisenosato won the second day. Asashoryu then defeated Kisenosato for the overall championship at the end of the second day.
We coordinated the venue, the construction of the dohyo (clay sumo ring), and many media promotions. CSA also worked with the Japanese producer on event logistics. Our Director Andrew Freund was the house announcer for both days of the tournament, just as he was announcer for Grand Sumo Las Vegas in 2005.