Mark Reiman, who’s years of steadily training finally paid off in a silver medal at the 2012 U.S. Nationals, flew to Japan once again in August to feed his passion. 

He’ll be staying in Tokyo and training with several clubs in an attempt to better his skill.  275-lb Mark took down 430-lb Joshua Petersen in the semi-finals of the U.S. Nationals Competition, and weeks later had his flight in hand.

Mark won the “Fighting Spirit” award at the tournament, as onlookers, and especially long-standing  athletes, were inspired by Mark’s tenaciousness over the years— basically going from worst to first, or second that is...

Mark will be in Japan for 6 months beginning in August, with a quick break to compete as a team-member at the World Sumo Championships in Hong Kong on Oct. 27/28th.

Mark Reiman, National Runner-up, Trains in Japan