Falls To Day 3 Competitor
Early in the morning of Tuesday March 14th, American sumotori faced Ougiryu in his second bout of the Haru tournament. Tachiai pointed out earlier that Ougiryu had quite a bit of experince over the last 7 years floating around the lower two divisions, and it showed. First and foremost, he was able to draw Wakaichiro into an premature tachiai. Such irregularities always rattle a competitor’s concetration, as now they are focused on that event rather than their plan for the match.
The match featured some decent grappling to start, but after an attempted throw, Ougiryu was able to get behind Wakaichiro and force him out (okuridashi).
A reminder to fans, Wakaichiro has five more bouts spread over the rest of the March tournament. Tachiai will continue to cover his efforts to win his way up to the next division.