2017 US SUMO OPEN – 17th Annual

SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017,  1:00pm
Walter Pyramid @ California State University Long Beach


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photos: Dustin Snipes

  • 2017 US SUMO OPEN - Highlight Video
  • 2017 US SUMO OPEN -- LIGHTWEIGHT Division
  • 2017 US SUMO OPEN -- MIDDLEWEIGHT Division

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

Takeshi Amitani
5’7″   245 lbs
Japan
Middleweight Bronze
Openweight Gold
Byambajav Ulambayar
6’1″   353 lbs
Mongolia
Heavyweight Gold
Yevhenii Orlov
6’1″   280 lbs
Ukraine
Heavyweight Silver
Openweight Bronze
Altankhuyag Altangerel

6’0″   253 lbs
Mongolia
Middleweight Gold

Trent Sabo
5’8″   187 lbs
US – ID
Lightweight Gold
Zoljargal Dagvadorj
5’7″   260 lbs
Mongolia
Heavyweight Silver
Openweight Gold
Gantogos Garmaa
5’5″   225 lbs
Mongolia
Heavyweight Gold
Openweight Silver
Julia Hansson
5’9″   138 lbs
Sweden
Lightweight Gold

2017 US SUMO OPEN RESULTS

  • 1st: Trent Sabo
    5’8″
    187 lbs
    US – ID
    2nd: Anton Chuev
    5’11”
    187 lbs
    Ukraine
    3rd: Vitaliy Borisenko
    6’0″
    173 lbs
    Ukraine
  • 1st: Altankhuyag Altangerel
    6’0″
    253 lbs
    Mongolia
    2nd: Tuvshintulga Tumurtogoo
    5’10”
    235 lbs
    Mongolia
    3rd: Takeshi Amitani
    5’7″
    245 lbs
    Japan
  • 1st: Byambajav Ulambayar
    6’1″
    336 lbs
    Mongolia
    2nd: Yevhenii Orlov
    6’1″
    280 lbs
    Ukraine
    3rd: Ramy Elgazar
    6’3″
    459 lbs
    Egypt
  • 1st: Takeshi Amitani
    5’7″
    245 lbs
    Japan
    2nd: Konstantin Abdula-Zade
    6’0″
    241 lbs
    Russia
    3rd: Yevhenii Orlov
    6’1″
    280 lbs
    Ukraine
  • 1st: Julia Hansson
    5’9″
    138 lbs
    Sweden
    2nd: Munkhsuvd Munkhchuluun
    5’0″
    138 lbs
    Mongolia
    3rd: Amanpreet Kaur
    5’6″
    114 lbs
    India
  • 1st: Narangerel Bayaraa
    5’5″
    161 lbs
    Mongolia
    2nd: Munkhgerel Vandanbaatar
    5’8″
    176 lbs
    Mongolia
  • 1st: Gantogos Garmaa
    5’5″
    225 lbs
    Mongolia
    2nd: Zoljargal Dagvadorj
    5’7″
    260 lbs
    Mongolia
    3rd: Kaitlyn Mascher
    6’2″
    216 lbs
    US – CO
  • 1st: Zoljargal Dagvadorj
    5’7″
    260 lbs
    Mongolia
    2nd: Gantogos Garmaa
    5’5″
    225 lbs
    Mongolia
    3rd: Kaitlyn Mascher
    6’2″
    216 lbs
    US – 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.

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