2008 Akita International Sumo Basho

2008 Akita International Sumo Basho
2008 Sumo group photo.jpg
DateJune 28
LocationAkita Budokan
No. Men32
Men's Championship
ChampionTravis Emery
Runner-upSeth Eason
No. of bouts?
2007 2009

The 4th annual Akita International Sumo Basho (第四回秋田県国際相撲場所) took place on Sunday, June 28th 2008 at the Akita Budokan in Akita City. This year 32 men took part in the competition.

Opening Round

Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D
David Ebdon Hisashi Takaki Owen Cunningham David Thomson
Daniel Yenshaw Michael Buonadonna Nicholas Chomiak Travis Emery
Seth Eason Chris Lewis Matt Hixson John Ma
Bryan Barber Douglas Perkins Pat Costello Tristen Dean
Pool E Pool F Pool G Pool H
Andrew Beattie Mark Beese Dan Dooher Rob Evans
Brett Kaminski Jeffrey Moore Cory Cassel Mark Gatley
Matt Bryson Frank Webster Andrew McCarthy Jason Strait
Philip Cooke David Engram Makoto Morita Jon Hui


  • Men's Champion: Travis Emery
  • Men's Runner-up: Seth Eason


The following blogs were written about the event


Volunteers were asked to bring baked goods to sell. And there was a "STUFF SALE" on they of the tournament. All clothes were sold for ¥500 and all electronics for ¥1,000. All profits went to Room to Read. What was not sold at the tournament will be sold to Hard Off recycle shop, also to benefit Room to Read.


See also

Years of the Akita International Sumo Basho
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019