16th Annual US SUMO OPEN Smashes Into Town!

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WHAT: The LARGEST sumo competition on Planet Earth (outside of Japan) comes back to Southern California for the 16th year! Check out 8 tons of power, as 60+ international sumo champions compete in 200 back-to-back matches!! Dozens of National & World Sumo Champions will stun you with non-stop excitement and bone-rattling collisions! No gut, no glory.

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.


    Saturday, May 21, 2016

Main Event: 1 pm – 3 pm

(preliminary rounds start at 10 am)


Walter Pyramid @
Cal State Long Beach
N. Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840
(Parking is $5)

WHO: Among the headliners, don't miss the “BIG 3”, who collectively captured ALL the Heavyweight & Openweight medals in 2015:

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

Byamba won 53 consecutive Heavyweight matches for 8 years at the US Sumo Open, before being upset by both Ramy and Roy last year. Will Byamba find redemption this year?


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

This behemoth competed for the first time in the US Sumo Open last year, winning Heavyweight Gold and Openweight Silver. Can he do it again?


* ROY, USA, 6'5”, 370 lbs, 2-time US Sumo Champion

Americans had 29 previous chances to capture Heavyweight and Openweight titles, but failed all 29 times, until Roy made history last year, succeeding at attempt #30. The latest, greatest American hope, Roy became the first American ever to win the Openweight Gold!

In addition to these giants, look out for many National Sumo Champions from Japan, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, India, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Egypt, Russia, Poland, Germany, Belgium, Norway, and more!



* 2016 US Sumo Open

* Tickets



* USA Sumo (General):    310-288-3641    info@usasumo.com

* Media (Andrew Freund):    310-617-9641    director@usasumo.com

* Tickets ($25 & up):    562-985-4949    LBSUtickets@csulb.edu


BONUS: Don't miss the return of SUMO SUSHI SHOWS with multiple World Sumo Champions!

* June 4:       Los Angeles


* June 11:     San Diego

* June 18:     Orange County



USA Sumo
Andrew Freund, 310-617-9641

Release Summary

The 16th US Sumo Open (Long Beach, CA, May 21, 2016): 60 National & World Sumo Champions (including 4-time World Champion Byamba) compete in 200 matches. Non-stop, elite, sumo action!

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USA Sumo
Andrew Freund, 310-617-9641