The banzuke meeting was held today, and while most of the results will be kept under wraps for a few weeks, the promotions to Juryo have been announced, so that the lucky rikishi can get ready for their new sekitori status. As expected, promoted are the yusho winner, Ms8 Oshoma (7-0), along with Ms2e Hokuseiho (5-2), Ms1w Nishikawa (4-3) and Ms3e Chiyosakae (5-2). All but Hokuseiho are reaching Juryo for the first time; Hokuseiho was promoted last July, sat out Aki due to the virus, and got injured in his first and only Juryo bout in November. He returned in January and posted three straight 5-2 scores to earn re-promotion.
Oshoma and Nishikawa are rising stars, while Chiyosakae is a 31-year-old 13-year veteran tasting salaried life for the first time. Nishikawa apparently gets a new shikona, Gonoyama.
The corresponding demotions are not announced, but we can infer that they are Shohozan, Chiyoarashi, Daishomaru and Takakento. Missing out on promotion despite winning records in the Ms1-Ms5 promotion zone are Ms4w Kinbozan (5-2), Ms4e Roga (4-3) and Ms5w Kamito (4-3). They will get to try again from higher ranks in July.