Texas sumotori Wakaichiro will be starting his campaign to return to Sandanme on day 1 in Kyushu. After his injury plagued 2-5 tournament in September, the Musashigawa rikishi finds himself ranked Jonidan 5e. For his first match he is facing Isenoumi heya’s Miyakogawa who is ranked Jonidan 4. This is in fact a rematch, as Wakaichiro has beaten him once before, in May of this year on day 4 of the Natsu basho. Miyakogawa is another relative newcomer to sumo, who is fighting at his highest rank after a 6-1 tournament in September at Jonidan 74.
Fans of Wakaichiro are eager to see him return to competition, and as always Tachiai will bring you the results as soon as they are known.
Go Texas Sumo!