It’s hard to believe that we are just one week away from the return of Sumo action! In what has seemed like an extra long inter-basho break, I know many of us are eagerly awaiting the start of the summer tournament! As always, I have taken some time to prepare a scorecard for the upcoming 2018 Natsu Basho.
In addition to the regular scorecard, I’ve put something new together for the upcoming tournament. While keeping track of every single rikishi’s record over an entire 15-day tournament can be a fun and engaging way to watch sumo, I realize that not everybody is interested in doing this, but may still want to track the progress of their favorite wrestlers as the tournament goes on. So I’ve created the Stable Card, a smaller form of the scorecard that allows you to keep track of your “stable” of up to ten favorite rikishi during the Basho.
On a more personal note, I haven’t been very active around here as late as I’ve been asking myself the question “what is the next step in the life of Mr. Givemechanko?” and I’m happy to say that I have found the answer and will be returning to school in the fall to take architecture. While I may be swamped with readings, projects, and papers over the next few years, I will always make time for one of my most favorite sports and the wonderful community here on Tachiai!
The countdown to the 2018 Natsu Basho has already begun! Sumo is just seven days away from being back, and I can’t wait for another exhilarating tournament!