Top US SUMO OPEN Champions Medal at World Championships

(July 30-31, 2016)
At the 2016 US Sumo Open, Byambajav Ulambayar was undefeated, going 13-0 to win gold in heavyweight and openweight.  American Roy Sims got silver in both divisions, winning 11 matches, and losing ONLY to Byamba.

Both men got bronze medals (Byamba heavyweight and Roy openweight) at the Sumo World Championships in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on July 30-31.  Byamba has previously won 4 World Champion titles.  Roy, in just his second World Championship, is only the 4th American in history to win a medal at that level!


Sumo Sushi Shows are Back!

(June 4-18, 2016)
Sumo Sushi Shows returned to Southern California. This one-of-a-kind event is an interactive sumo demonstration where spectators dine on sushi, sip sake, and roar in laughter as lucky audience members get in the ring with our REAL World Sumo Champions. All guests meet the Champions for photos after the show! The Sumo Sushi Show is a live event that you’ll never forget! More

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Live Streaming 2016 US SUMO OPEN via YouTube

(May 21, 2016)
For those who can’t attend the US Sumo Open this year, check it out with live-streaming on our YouTube channel. Don’t miss the big matches! Streaming starts from 10 a.m. (Pacific Time)


A Gentle Giant: Becoming the Great American Sumo

(May 18, 2016)
US Sumo Open Champion Roy Sims featured on Great Big Story! Watch

GMC commercial

Byamba Introduces GMC

(April 14, 2016)
Check out Byamba — as the new Sierra Spokesperson! Watch


BuzzFeed Brings Ordinary Americans to Try Sumo!

(March 2, 2016)
Check out these “ordinary” Americans as they see if they have what it takes to challenge World Sumo Champions!! Watch


YAMA is Featured in Cutting Edge German Magazine BARBARA

(February, 2016)
Ten (10) full-page spreads of Yama with model Masha are the highlight of BARBARA’s February, 2016 issue!  You’ve never seen a fashion statement this big.


YAMA Appears in Zoolander 2

(February 12, 2016)
Don’t miss this zany comedy, which includes cameos by 600-pound Yama! More


Byamba Feature Article – Wall Street Journal

(January 20, 2016)
The column “What’s in Your Bag” profiles Byamba and his globetrotting experiences! If you miss the hard copy, check it out online. More


Toyota Commercial “SEVEN SUMO”

(January, 2016)
Our 7 sumo wrestlers (+1 “yokozuna” in the commercial) are now playing all over Japan! Watch


Major Japanese Media Cover the US Sumo Open

(January, 2016)
The Asahi Shimbun, one of Japan’s largest newspapers, covers the genesis and development of the US Sumo Open with Founder and Producer Andrew Freund. 


Canada Opera Performance

(June, 2012) Toronto, (March, 2015) New York
CBC News “The Canadian Opera Company has once again wrestled with the casting of two sumo wrestlers for an upcoming production of Semele… More

Wall Street Journal “Some aspects are more akin to performance art, such as a fight between two sumo wrestlers, which, while not totally authentic—a real sumo fight takes place in a very small space, said four-time World Sumo Champion Byambajav Ulambayar—uses real wrestlers.” More


2015 US SUMO OPEN Behind-the-Scenes

(December 7, 2015)
Follow the 3 heavyweight medallists at the 2015 US Sumo Open, originally airing on AT&T U-verse. Watch

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2014 US SUMO OPEN – Full TV broadcast online now!

(December 1, 2015)
Check out the the complete Universal Sports Network TV broadcast of the US Sumo Open!


Sumo wrestling invades ESPN SportsCenter

(August 4, 2015)
The Champs appeared to promote the 15th annual US Sumo Open on August 8.

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