(October 7-9, 2005) Mandalay Bay Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Grand Sumo Las Vegas was the most spectacular sumo event ever in this country. About 120 members of professional sumo participated, including the 37 best rikishi, while over 25,000 people attended the three-day tournament. USA SUMO worked throughout 2005 promoting the event, including producing the preview event – Grand Sumo Open – in Los Angeles.
We also had a large booth at Grand Sumo Las Vegas, and gave information to many thousands of fans. Among our staff helping with the event, Director Andrew Freund joined Konishiki as co-announcer of the three-day competition.