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Fund Duel Promotion Raises Money for Young Sumo Trainees

(June 2, 2019 and more dates TBA)

The Fund Duel campaign at the 19th annual US Sumo Open raised $1,821.50, plus a Fund Duel donation, to support young sumo athletes.

Programs include FREE seminars, taught exclusively by Japanese Sumo Champions, for a taste of real Japanese culture and the full gamut of sumo training.

The funds also cover all practice fees for children & youth (under 18) at all classes led by these Japanese Stars, for the next few months.

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2019 US SUMO OPEN Teaser Video

(April 8, 2019)
Feel the excitement of this 19th annual tournament, with a taste of the 198 matches, in front of 5,000 fans! Watch

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HBO Covers the US Sumo Open!

(April 5, 2019)
Vice News Tonight follows the 19th annual US Sumo Open, going behind-the-scenes with producers and top wrestlers. Watch

“Best Bracket Millionaire” Commercial!

(March 28, 2019)
The new Yahoo! Sports commercial shows how to use SUMO, to pick the winning NCAA teams — starring Byamba (#12) and Yama (#5) . . . Watch

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LIVE Streaming – 2019 US SUMO OPEN

(March 23, 2019)
Main Event: 1 pm – 4 pm, with prelims starting at 10 am. All times are Pacific. See 200 matches, back-to-back!

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Long Beach Post Covers the US Sumo Open Women’s Champion!

(March 16, 2019)
Mariah Holmes won gold at the 2018 US Sumo Open, but then suffered a horrible injury in competition overseas. Now, she’s back to defend her title at the 2019 US Sumo Open on March 23! More

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US Sumo Open back story …

(February 18, 2019)
See some of the US Sumo Open back story . . how did this tournament develop over the years?! Watch Now

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