U.S. National Team, Mens

2014 Coach

 

Kelly Gneiting, 6’0, 420 lbs

 

Kelly has represented the U.S. 10 times in World Sumo Championships Competition, and will be coaching the team in 2014 as they compete in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.  This year the U.S. will be sending a record 13 people!

U.S. National Team, Womens

(scroll for Women’s  and Junior’s Team)

Lightweight

 

Jenelle Hamilton, 5’4, 133 lbs

 

Jenelle is not stranger to World Sumo Championships competition, having represented the U.S. several times.

 

 

U.S. National Team, Juniors

Lightweight Mens

 

Ian Runyan, 5’11, 168 lbs

 

 

 

 

Lightweight

 

Andre Coleman, 5’7, 187

 

Congratulations to Andre.  2014 will be his first World Sumo Championships experience.

Middleweight

 

Kena Heffernan, 6’0, 253 lbs

 

Kena is the most experienced U.S. athlete, appearing and medaling at the World Sumo Championships since the 1990s.

Heavyweight

 

Jay Holder, 6’0, 410 lbs

 

Congratulations to Jay.  2014 will be his first World Sumo Championships experience.

Openweight

 

Colton Runyan, 5’9, 253 lbs

 

2014 will be his 2nd appearance at World Sumo Championships competition, having competed in the World Games in 2013.

Middleweight

 

Tiffany Tran

 

Tiffany is a multiple time champ at the middleweight category, and has represented the U.S. many times at World Sumo Championships competition.

 

 

Heavyweight

 

Amanda Soule, 6’3, 370 lbs

 

2014 will be Amanda’s first representation at the World Sumo Championships.

 

 

Openweight

 

Kendra Brinker

 

Kendra has competed in the U.S. Nationals in the past, and has finally made her way to the U.S. Team.  Congratulations!

 

 

Lightweight Womens

 

Celine VanHoye, 5’3, 122 lbs

 

 

 

 

Heavyweight Womens

 

Sarena Gneiting, 5’5, 249 lbs