17th Annual US SUMO OPEN – Crash of the Titans!

--()--USA Sumo:

WHAT:

    The LARGEST sumo competition on Planet Earth (outside of Japan) returns to Southern California for the 17th year! Witness 8 tons of power for 3 hours, as 60 international sumo champions shake the arena with bone-rattling collisions! Twenty-one (21) of these athletes have competed at the Sumo World Championships, and many of them have World Champion medals, including multiple World Sumo Champion titles!
 
A true cultural experience, the event pays homage to its Japanese roots with authentic Taiko drumming and a menu of Japanese food, Sapporo Beer and Hakutsuru Sake, on sale all day.
 

WHEN:

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Main Event: 1 pm – 4 pm

(doors open 12 noon)
 

WHERE:

Walter Pyramid @ Cal State Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840
(Parking $7)
 

WHO:

Among the 60 sumo wrestlers, don't miss the headliners:
 

* BYAMBA, Mongolia, 6'1”, 370 lbs, 4-time World Sumo Champion

 

In 10 years of competing at the US Sumo Open, Byamba has won heavyweight gold (9x) & openweight gold (7x), with a cumulative record of 97 wins and only 4 losses!!

 

* YEVHENII, Ukraine, 6'1”, 280 lbs, World Sumo Champion silver medalist

 

An international champion in Greco-Roman wrestling, he also competed in the 2012 Olympic Games!

 

* RAMY, Egypt, 6'3”, 480 lbs, African Sumo Champion

 

This giant won gold at his first US Sumo Open in 2015, and medaled again in 2016. Ramy is a contender every time he steps in the ring.

 

* TAKESHI, Japan, 5'7”, 250 lbs, 5-time Japanese University National Champion

Japan's medal hopes are in Takeshi's hands.  This man has been teaching sumo to Americans in Los Angeles, and many of his proteges are also competing.

 

* KONSTANTIN, Russia, 6'0”, 240 lbs, World Junior Champion

This young contender was a silver medalist at the 2016 US Sumo Open; he's hungry for gold.

 

Check out many other National Sumo Champions from Japan, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, India, Egypt, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, Norway, the UK, Canada, and USA!

MORE INFO:
* USA SUMO
* 2017 US Sumo Open
* Tickets

CONTACT:
* USA Sumo: 310-288-3641 info@usasumo.com
* Media Contact (Andrew): 310-617-9641 director@usasumo.com
* Tickets ($25 & up): 562-985-4949 LBSUtickets@csulb.edu

Contacts

USA Sumo
Andrew Freund, 310-617-9641
director@usasumo.com

Release Summary

The 17th annual US SUMO OPEN is the largest annual sumo competition in the world (outside of Japan) with 60 elite sumo champions from 12 countries in 100+ back-to-back matches, in front of 5,000 fans!

Contacts

USA Sumo
Andrew Freund, 310-617-9641
director@usasumo.com