SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017, 1:00pm
Walter Pyramid @ California State University Long Beach
photos: Dustin Snipes
2017 US SUMO OPEN OVERVIEW
The 17th annual US Sumo Open was the most dramatic competition yet! Former champions reclaimed glory, records were set, and a 245-pound athlete won the Openweight title!
Over 4,000 fans rocked the Walter Pyramid – the biggest turnout yet at any US Sumo Open, and the largest crowd for any international sumo competition in North American history.
The theme of 2017 was “upset city”, with many “smaller” wrestlers toppling the giants. Technique was king, and the audience got their money’s worth, as big man after big man fell off the stage. More
2017 US SUMO OPEN TOP ATHLETES
6’0″ 253 lbs
US – ID
2017 US SUMO OPEN RESULTS
1st: Trent Sabo5’8″187 lbsUS – ID2nd: Anton Chuev
5’11”187 lbsUkraine3rd: Vitaliy Borisenko6’0″173 lbsUkraine
1st: Altankhuyag Altangerel6’0″253 lbsMongolia2nd: Tuvshintulga Tumurtogoo5’10”235 lbsMongolia3rd: Takeshi Amitani5’7″245 lbsJapan
1st: Byambajav Ulambayar6’1″336 lbsMongolia2nd: Yevhenii Orlov6’1″280 lbsUkraine3rd: Ramy Elgazar6’3″459 lbsEgypt
1st: Takeshi Amitani5’7″245 lbsJapan2nd: Konstantin Abdula-Zade6’0″241 lbsRussia3rd: Yevhenii Orlov6’1″280 lbsUkraine
1st: Julia Hansson5’9″138 lbsSweden2nd: Munkhsuvd Munkhchuluun5’0″138 lbsMongolia3rd: Amanpreet Kaur5’6″114 lbsIndia
1st: Narangerel Bayaraa5’5″161 lbsMongolia2nd: Munkhgerel Vandanbaatar5’8″176 lbsMongolia
1st: Gantogos Garmaa5’5″225 lbsMongolia2nd: Zoljargal Dagvadorj5’7″260 lbsMongolia3rd: Kaitlyn Mascher6’2″216 lbsUS – CO
1st: Zoljargal Dagvadorj5’7″260 lbsMongolia2nd: Gantogos Garmaa5’5″225 lbsMongolia3rd: Kaitlyn Mascher6’2″216 lbsUS – CO
The US SUMO OPEN, in compliance with standards from the International Sumo Federation, WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency), and USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) will hold doping testing for many 2017 US Sumo Open medallists, administered by USADA, and supported by the International Sumo Federation.
US SUMO OPEN BACKGROUND
As the largest and longest-running, annual sumo competition worldwide, outside of Japan, the US Sumo Open has been the first to bring Pro Sumo Grand Champions as special guests, the first to pioneer women’s matches in American tournaments, the first to feature multiple World Sumo Champions in a single event, and the first to include former top-ranked Pro Sumo wrestlers in competition!
Since 2001, the annual US Sumo Open has been a hallmark event, setting milestones in international sumo’s growth, including multiple national TV broadcasts on Universal Sports Network. We’re proud to be pioneers in developing this ancient martial art in the United States.
The competition level is also spectacular, with over 400 international athletes who have wrestled. Most of these competitors have been National or World Sumo Champions — from nearly 30 different countries. This is the only sumo event in North America where you can catch this caliber of international sumo, every year.