American Sumotori Continues To Advance
Tachiai’s favorite American rikishi, Texan Wakaichiro, ended his Natsu tournament with a 4-3 kachi-koshi, and earning him a lift up the banzuke. With the Nagoya banzuke now published, we find him listed at Jonidan 26 East, and within striking range of promotion to Sandanme with a strong winning record.
With each successive tournament, Wakaichiro shows significant improvement in technique, confidence and strength. Clearly the coaching staff at Musashigawa heya are working him into ever improving condition.
As with prior basho, Tachiai will bring you coverage of Wakaichiro’s matches as soon as results are published, and video as soon as we can find it on YouTube. Special hat tip to “One and Only” on YouTube who has been the source of so many of our Wakaichiro’s videos.