2004 US SUMO OPEN – 4th Annual

TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 2004    6:00pm
The New Otani Hotel & Garden, Los Angeles, California

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photos: Chieko Hayashi

2004 US SUMO OPEN OVERVIEW

The 4th annual US SUMO OPEN with MUSASHIMARU featured beautiful Japanese dancers in kimono and the traditional “kagamiwari” sake opening ceremony. As part of US-Japan 150 events, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of US-Japan relations, the tournament was filled with action and drama, as some of the world’s greatest amateur sumo athletes competed. Fierce rivalries among international competitors were highlighted in several semi-final and final matches… More

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MUSASHIMARU Highlights

Musashimaru, one of sumo’s greatest Yokozuna ever, flew from Japan to join US Sumo Open competitors for a special 150th anniversary commemoration of US-Japan relations in Washington D.C. on April 3-4, 2004. On April 3, Musashimaru and our members participated in two sumo demonstrations on the martial arts stage at the National Cherry Blossom Festival. More

2004 US SUMO OPEN TOP ATHLETES

Jondo Dabrundashvili
6’3″   350 lbs
Georgia
Heavyweight Gold
Joe Davis
5’10”   187 lbs
US – CA
Lightweight Gold
Kena Heffernan
6’0″   252 lbs
US – HI
Middleweight Gold
Openweight Bronze
Peter Stoyanov
6’6″   330 lbs
Bulgaria
Heavyweight Bronze
Openweight Gold
Troy Collins
6’2″   252 lbs
US – CA
Middleweight Silver
Openweight Silver
Amanda Soule
6’3″   380 lbs
US – ID
Openweight Gold

2004 US SUMO OPEN RESULTS

  • 1st: Joe Davis
    5’10”
    187 lbs
    US – CA
    2nd: Tumur Baatar
    5’6″
    183 lbs
    Bulgaria
    3rd: Kevin Yonemoto
    5’9″
    169 lbs
    US – CA
  • 1st: Kena Heffernan
    6’0″
    252 lbs
    US – HI
    2nd: Troy Collins
    6’2″
    252 lbs
    US – CA
    3rd: Doug Cochran
    6’3″
    248 lbs
    US – CA
  • 1st: Jondo Dabrundashvili
    6’3″
    350 lbs
    Georgia
    2nd: Tyler Tuione
    6’4″
    480 lbs
    US – CA
    3rd: Petar Stoyanov
    6’6″
    330 lbs
    Bulgaria
  • 1st: Petar Stoyanov
    6’6″
    330 lbs
    Bulgaria
    2nd: Troy Collins
    6’2″
    252 lbs
    US – CA
    3rd: Kena Heffernan
    6’0″
    252 lbs
    US – HI
  • 1st: Jennipher Heimback
    6’1″
    192 lbs
    US – ID
    2nd: Amanda Soule
    6’3″
    380 lbs
    US – ID
    3rd: May Chung
    5’3″
    114 lbs
    Hong Kong

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