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
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.