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Kelly Gneiting

Sumo Champion
Fort Defiance, AZ USA


Kelly is a five-time Champion who's competed in USA Sumo for the last 12 National Championships. He hopes to help facilitate the sport's growth in America in preparation for its inclusion into the Olympic Games.

13-Time U.S. Representative at the World Sumo Championships/Games. 3x-U.S. Sumo Champion. At the World level, in 2006 lost a medal match (3rd place) to Poland. In 2009 he advanced to the quarter finals (top 8) at the World Games in Taiwan (with 50 competitors).

Ran 3 marathons, the first two in LA, the third in Arizona. The first was in 2008 when at 425 lbs, heavier than the heaviest man to play NFL Football; time was 11h 52m 6s. The second time was a Guinness World Record for the Heaviest Person to Complete a Marathon (400 lbs); time was 9h 48m 52s.

Kelly also served as a U.S. Marine, involved in the Reserves for 9 years.



Convention Guest Appearances:
   Otakon Vegas 2014 - January 3-5 in Las Vegas, NV
   Otakon 2014 - August 8-10 in Baltimore, MD

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