American Sumotori Advances To Second Division
The team at Tachiai are shameless boosters of Wakaichiro, a young man from Texas who has chosen the difficult path entering professional sumo. After his first two tournaments, he has earned a promotion out of the starter league of Jonikuchi, and is now ranked 52 East in the second division, Jonidan.
Jonidan is a much larger division that Jonikuchi, with 220 rikishi slated to compete for the Natsu tournament. Wakaichiro will face a tougher grade of opponents, though he did face some men who were re-starting their sumo careers after injury or absence.
Word from the Mushashigawa beya is that Wakaichiro has been training hard, and is eager for his first bouts. A winning record this tournament will likely result in a second tournament in the top third of Jonidan, and a possible promotion to Sandanme.
As always, Tachiai will be brining you all of the news, and video when we can find it, from Wakaichiro’s matches.