2018 US SUMO OPEN – 18th Annual

SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2018, 1:00 pm
Walter Pyramid @ California State University Long Beach


photos: Dustin Snipes

  • 2018 US SUMO OPEN - Highlights
  • 2018 US SUMO - Best Matches with commentary
  • Lightweight Highlights
  • Middleweight Highlights
  • Heavyweight Highlights
  • Women's Highlights

2018 US SUMO OPEN OVERVIEW

The 18th annual US Sumo Open featured some really spectacular matches, an extremely fast pace, and like last year, a demonstration of skill overcoming size!

There was also a dramatic shift of power from Mongolia and Japan . . to Russia and Ukraine, as fewer Asian competitors showed up this year, and those that did were plagued by injuries and upsets. Meanwhile, the Russian-speaking contingent was relentless.

The venue was packed with 4,300 fans, witnessing 135 of the best sumo matches yet! Read More

2018 US SUMO OPEN TOP ATHLETES

Konstantin Abdula-Zade
6’0″   248 lbs
Russia
Middleweight Gold
Openweight Gold
Roy Sims
6’5″   378 lbs
US – CA
Heavyweight Gold
Batyr Altyev
5’10”   187 lbs
Russia
Lightweight Gold
Openweight Bronze
Serhii Sokolovskyi
6’3″   379 lbs
Ukraine
Heavyweight Bronze
Openweight Silver
Magdalena Macios
5’7″   140 lbs
Poland
Lightweight Gold
Openweight Silver
Undrakhzaya Nyamsuren
5’2″   164 lbs
Mongolia
Middleweight Gold
Openweight Bronze
Mariah Holmes
5’9″   174 lbs
US – CA
Middleweight Silver
Openweight Gold

2018 US SUMO OPEN RESULTS

  • 1st: Batyr Altyev
    5’10”
    187 lbs
    Russia
    2nd: Sviatoslav Semykras
    5’8″
    170 lbs
    Ukraine
    3rd: Pawel Wojda
    6’2″
    187 lbs
    Poland
  • 1st: Konstantin Abdula-Zade
    6’0″
    248 lbs
    Russia
    2nd: Vazha Daiauri
    6’2″
    239 lbs
    Ukraine
    3rd: Edward Suczewski
    5’10”
    250 lbs
    US – NJ
  • 1st: Roy Sims
    6’5″
    378 lbs
    US – CA
    2nd: Byambajav Ulambayar
    6’1″
    345 lbs
    Mongolia
    3rd: Serhii Sokolovskyi
    6’3″
    379 lbs
    Ukraine
  • 1st: Konstantin Abdula-Zade
    6’0″
    248 lbs
    Russia
    2nd: Serhii Sokolovskyi
    6’3″
    378 lbs
    Ukraine
    3rd: Batyr Altyev
    5’10”
    187 lbs
    Russia
  • 1st: Magdalena Macios
    5’7″
    140 lbs
    Poland
    2nd: Morgan Chateau
    5’4″
    143 lbs
    US – CA
    3rd: Janna Van Witbeck
    5’6″
    119 lbs
    US – ID
  • 1st: Undrakhzaya Nyamsuren
    5’2″
    164 lbs
    Mongolia
    2nd: Mariah Holmes
    5’9″
    174 lbs
    US – CA
  • 1st: Danna Engelberg
    5’2″
    299 lbs
    US – CA
    2nd: Natalie Burns
    5’11”
    234 lbs
    US – ID
  • 1st: Mariah Holmes
    5’9″
    174 lbs
    US – CA
    2nd: Magdalena Macios
    5’7″
    140 lbs
    Poland
    3rd: Undrakhzaya Nyamsuren
    5’2″
    164 lbs
    Mongolia

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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