News from Twitter: Wakaichiro prevailed in his day 8 match against Hokutohomare. In a wild bout that saw Wakaichiro in reverse for most of it, he eventually caught Hokutohomare too far forward, and applied a hatakikomi slap down.
With this win, Wakaichro remains unbeaten, improves to 4-0, and is kachi-koshi. The kachi-koshi is a fairly big deal, as Wakaichiro was demoted from Sandanme in November, and a kachi-koshi may propel him back up to the 3rd division for the Haru basho in March. Unbeaten, he remains in the unbeaten bracket, and may face his next opponent day 9.
Congratulations to Wakaichio, outstanding performance this basho!