US Sumo: JJ, Mengkin, and the SoCal Open


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As Midwesterners, there’s no place GSB would rather be in February than Southern California, and though we can’t make it there in person, Honu Sumo’s Justin “JJ” Jones and Mengkin Ragan give us the next best thing: a US sumo tournament! The SoCal Open takes place February 25th in San Diego, so find Honu Sumo on Instagram or go to bit.ly/socalopensd for more info! Streaming will be on the Maximum Effort Studios YouTube channel.

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US Sumo: The Mighty Eagle Team Tournament with Tom and Caleb

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Tom Zabel and Caleb Baccus join us to talk about the next US sumo event: February 11th’s Mighty Eagle Team Tournament in San Antonio. Go to mightyeaglesumo.com for more info and make sure to watch the stream at noon central on the Lonestar Sumo YouTube channel!

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American Sumo Newsletter – December 2022

With 2022 behind us, it’s time to look back at some highlights. In addition to the recent tournaments and the November basho, we look back at the year as a whole and hand out awards to some wrestlers who really earned special recognition for their performances. Make sure to check out the GSB, Sumo Punx, and Sake & Sumo YouTube channels for our full award coverage!

We are looking to continue expanding our coverage in 2023, so if you are interested in contributing articles, art, photography, or anything else, please get in touch!

2022 Year-End Award Show

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2022 was a wild year in sumo. Every tournament had a different champ, covid demolished the July basho, Mitakeumi gained and subsequently lost ozeki status, Takayasu broke a million hearts… Join the GSB crew to discuss the best and worst of the year! Stay tuned after the credits for our punishment of the year replay.

Also make sure to check out our amateur sumo award show where Jake and Mak were joined by the Sumo Punx and Sake & Sumo’s Caleb!

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2022 Amateur Sumo Awards ft. Caleb and Sumo Punx

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With 2022 coming to a close, all of us US sumo enthusiasts should look back with pride on one of the biggest growth years our sport has ever seen. Mak and Jake are joined by Caleb Baccus – sumo black belt and Sake & Sumo podcast host – as well as the SUMO PUNX! Congratulations to all our award winners and thank you to everybody who helped make 2022 a great year for sumo!

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