US Sumo Open Sets Date for 2019 Event
26 Nov, 2018
The US Sumo Open will be held March 23, 2019 at the Walter Pyramid, Cal State Long Beach.
Full information about the event is available here.
Don’t miss this amazing once-a-year opportunity, as one of 5,000 fans, to cheer on 60 international sumo wrestlers from 12 countries, while you enjoy Japanese taiko drumming, and savor fresh Japanese food, Japanese beer, and sake.
This sumo tournament gets better every year, and in 2019, we expect even more competitors with Japanese Pro Sumo experience.
Multiple World Sumo Champions will clash, as the drama continues in 2019 . . . be a part of sumo history. Tickets are on sale now.
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.
Additionally, sumo aficionados can get another helping of their favorite sport at Sumo + Saki + Dinner events with live sumo, comedy, culture, audience Q&A and even the ability to challenge wrestlers.
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