2014 US SUMO OPEN – 14th Annual

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2014, 1:00 pm
Walter Pyramid @ California State University Long Beach

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2014 US SUMO OPEN OVERVIEW

A total of 57 elite sumo wrestlers competed in 147 matches, for 5 hours, in front of 3,500 fans! Special guest “Yama” (former “Yamamotoyama” of Pro Sumo fame) was on hand to give a speech, and serve as head judge.
All men’s divisions were stacked – with 15 lightweights, 16 middleweights, and 16 heavyweights competing, and 31 of those men also vied for the openweight title! With four brackets each in the light, middle, and heavy classes, only two men per round-robin bracket advanced to the quarter-finals.  More


NATIONAL TV BROADCAST

The 2014 US Sumo Open has aired as a two-hour special on national TV, 10 times, on Universal Sports Network.
First Air Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 8:00 PM, 11:00 PM  (Eastern Time)


2014 US SUMO OPEN TOP ATHLETES

Byambajav Ulambayar
6’1″   346 lbs
Mongolia
Heavyweight Gold
Erdenebileg Alagdaa
6’0″   203 lbs
Mongolia
Middleweight Gold
 
Kena Heffernan
6’0″   252 lbs
US – HI
Middleweight Silver
Openweight Silver
Geneva Webber
5’6″   174 lbs
New Zealand
Middleweight Gold
Openweight Gold
Nyambayar Lkhanaa

6’1″   187 lbs
Monglia
Lightweight Gold

Brodi Henderson
6’7″   317 lbs
Canada
Openweight Gold

2014 US SUMO OPEN RESULTS

  • 1st: Nyambayar Lkhanaa
    6’1″
    187 lbs
    Mongolia
    2nd: Zanabazar Bayarsaikhan
    5’4″
    187 lbs
    Mongolia
    3rd: Edward Suczewski
    5’10”
    187 lbs
    US – NJ

     

  • 1st: Erdenebileg Alagdaa
    6’1″
    203 lbs
    Mongolia
    2nd: Kena Heffernan
    6’0″
    252 lbs
    US – HI
    3rd: Ruslan Mukhamadiyarov
    5’10”
    222 lbs
    Russia

     

  • 1st: Byambajav Ulambayar
    6’1″
    357 lbs
    Mongolia
    2nd: Davaanyam Altangerel
    6’2″
    302 lbs
    Mongolia
    3rd: Roy Sims
    6’5″
    374 lbs
    US – CA

     

  • 1st: Brodi Henderson
    6’7″
    317 lbs
    Canada
    2nd: Kena Heffernan
    6’0″
    252 lbs
    US – HI
    3rd: Jay Holder
    6’0″
    412 lbs
    US – TN

     

  • 1st: Jenelle Hamilton
    5’4″
    131 lbs
    US – CA
    2nd: Heather Olsen
    5’0″
    130 lbs
    US – ID
    3rd: Sonya del Gallego
    4’11”
    142 lbs
    US – CA

     

  • 1st: Geneva Webber
    5’6″
    174 lbs
    New Zealand
    2nd: Tiffany Tran
    5’1″
    165 lbs
    US – CA
    3rd: R A Williams
    5’7″
    173 lbs
    US – NM

     

  • 1st: Natalie Burns
    6’1″
    217 lbs
    US – ID
    2nd: Sarena Gneiting
    5’5″
    227 lbs
    US – ID

     

  • 1st: Geneva Webber
    5’6″
    174 lbs
    New Zealand
    2nd: Natalie Burns
    6’1″
    217 lbs
    US – ID
    3rd: Jenelle Hamilton
    5’4″
    131 lbs
    US – CA

     

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