Monday morning in Kyushu saw American sumotori Wakaichiro lose to Asakayama beya’s Kaiseijo. With this loss, Wakaichiro has at least a minimal make-koshi, or losing record. This means that in the January tournament he will appear at a lower rank, but not necessarily back down in Jonidan.
From the start of his sumo career, Wakaichiro has had kachi-koshi in each of his tournaments except the first. But the experience and strength of the rikishi he has been facing in Sandanme have been significantly higher, and some additional training and possibly size will be needed for him to take the next step up the sumo ladder.
Wakaichiro will likely return for his 6th match of the Kyushu tournament on day 11.