Thank you to all the athletes that competed in Wroclaw for the world Games. You did Australia proud and can hold your heads high. Tom Traill, Joel Kindred, Dan Bazzana, and Eoghan Tivoli, we hope to see you all in action next year as the world games cycle begins anew!
The following have been selected to represent Australia at the Sumo World Championships in Osaka in August. Junior Boys: Lightweight Jack Carlson, Middleweight Brandon Venter, Open Brandon Jin Men: Lightweight Joel Kindred, Middleweight Dan Bazzana, Heavyweight Clark Peteru, Open Jason Mareko Women: Lightweight Jessy Clark We wish them the best of luck in the competition and look forward to celebrating… Read more »
The competition at the Neanae Hall in Lower Hutt New Zealand on Saturday 24th May, was an exciting one with Australia taking honours in the Light and Middleweight categories and New Zealand the Heavyweight and Open. New Zealand also won the Oceania Team trophy event. Derek Boyer, former heavyweight champion, had slimmed down to compete at middleweight and won that… Read more »
The Australian Team for the 2014 Oceania Sumo Championships has been finalised with 2 lightweights, 4 middleweights and 2 heavyweights as follows: Lightweight Joel Kindred QLD & David Hoens QLD Middleweight Derek Boyer QLD, Dan Bazzana QLD, Garth Harold QLD & Francesco Mulraney SA Heavyweights Jacob Handley QLD & Chico Pemberton VIC According to Oceania Sumo Union President, Martin Stirling,… Read more »
The 2014 Oceania Sumo Championships will be held on Saturday 24th May, Lower Hutt New Zealand. This is a qualifying event for future World Games and World Combat Games teams for Oceania.
We would like to wish our Aussies on the Oceania Team good luck at the World Combat Games 2013 to be held in St Petersburg Russia 18th & 19th October. John Traill ( Johnofuji) will contest the lightweight and Joe Saunders the middleweight in the men’s division, and Caitlin Szanto will represent us as lightweight in the women’s events. All… Read more »
It was an small but international field at the Queensland Sumo Championships. Competitors from Japan, India and Iran joined the Aussies on the mat. Women were also underrepresented so Steph Weeks, currently a middleweight (under 80kg) took on the lightweight men (under 85 kg), for a lively contest in round robin format. Drew Weeks made a good comeback from injury to… Read more »
This interesting interview appeared in Wrestle Hustle magazine www.wrestlehustle.com. Enjoy! http://www.wrestlehustle.com/articles/interviews/2012/11/29/sumo-interview-with-john-traill At he end is a film clip about the 2010 Australia National Sumo Championships.
Season’s Greetings from the Australian Sumo Federation Wishing you all the best for 2013 Thanks to everyone for their support in 2012 and looking forward to a great year in 2013 Important sumo dates for 2013 2013 Oceania Sumo Championships Gold Coast 3rd February The World Games 2013 Cali, Colombia 26th & 27th July 2nd Martial Arts & Combat Games St Petersburg, Russia 19th &… Read more »