SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2018, 1:00 pm
Walter Pyramid @ California State University Long Beach
photos: Dustin Snipes
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
US – CA
US – CA
2018 US SUMO OPEN RESULTS
1st: Batyr Altyev5’10”187 lbsRussia2nd: Sviatoslav Semykras
5’8″170 lbsUkraine3rd: Pawel Wojda6’2″187 lbsPoland
1st: Konstantin Abdula-Zade6’0″248 lbsRussia2nd: Vazha Daiauri6’2″239 lbsUkraine3rd: Edward Suczewski5’10”250 lbsUS – NJ
1st: Roy Sims6’5″378 lbsUS – CA2nd: Byambajav Ulambayar6’1″345 lbsMongolia3rd: Serhii Sokolovskyi6’3″379 lbsUkraine
1st: Konstantin Abdula-Zade6’0″248 lbsRussia2nd: Serhii Sokolovskyi6’3″378 lbsUkraine3rd: Batyr Altyev5’10”187 lbsRussia
1st: Magdalena Macios5’7″140 lbsPoland2nd: Morgan Chateau5’4″143 lbsUS – CA3rd: Janna Van Witbeck5’6″119 lbsUS – ID
1st: Undrakhzaya Nyamsuren5’2″164 lbsMongolia2nd: Mariah Holmes5’9″174 lbsUS – CA
1st: Danna Engelberg5’2″299 lbsUS – CA2nd: Natalie Burns5’11”234 lbsUS – ID
1st: Mariah Holmes5’9″174 lbsUS – CA2nd: Magdalena Macios5’7″140 lbsPoland3rd: Undrakhzaya Nyamsuren5’2″164 lbsMongolia
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.