Hot on the heels of his victory over Maeta, Texas sumotori Wakaichiro returns to the Aki dohyo with a shot at securing his kachi-koshi, and promotion to the next highest division for the November tournament in Kyushu. His opponent for day 11 is Jonidan 9 Kiryu, who hails from Miyagino heya (of Enho, Ishiura and Hakuho fame). Kiryu is a 30 year old veteran who has been in sumo since 2003, and has been bouncing between Jonidan and Sandanme for the entire period. Undoubtably he will bring quite a few surprises for Wakaichiro, and it should prove a significant challenge for the young man from Texas.
As with his prior matches, we will bring you news and video as soon as its available to us.