It’s fight time!
US SUMO OPEN – 23rd Annual
For 23 years straight, the largest sumo tournament in North America.
Saturday, May 20, 2023
Water Pyramid @ Cal State Long Beach
The sage continues! Please enjoy the live action and excitement of 150 back-to-back matches in one afternoon! The US Sumo Open, top annual sumo event in North America, is back for year #23! Don’t miss this HUGE once-a-year opportunity, among 4,000 fans, to cheer on 60 international sumo wrestles from 10 countries. Multiple World Sumo Champions will crash, as the drama continuous in 2023… be a part of sumo history!
TICKETS ON SALE IN MARCH
2023 US SUMO OPEN FEATURED ATHLETES
US Sumo Open Champion (’22)
World Sumo Champion
US Sumo Open Champion (’20 – ’21)
US Sumo Champion (’20 – ’21)
US Sumo Open silver (’22)
US Sumo Open bronze (’21)
US Sumo Open Champion (2x)
Japanese University Sumo Champion
updates coming soon.
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 700 international athletes who have wrestled. Most of these competitors have been National or World Sumo Champions — from 40 different countries. This is the only sumo event in North America where you can catch this caliber of international sumo, every year.