Wakaichiro Competes Day 12


Sandanme wrestler Wakaichiro will return to the Aki dohyo for his 6th match early in the day on Thursday. He faces another rikishi with a 2-3 record, Dewanoumi heya’s Dewanojo. Dewanojo has 40 total basho in his career, and has been ranked as high as Sandanme 5. He weighs an impressive 192.3 kg, thats 423 pounds to Americans. After going kyujo in Osaka, he is battling his way back up the banzuke.

This will not be an easy match for Wakaichiro, but a win here will set up his chance to finish the tournament with a kachi-koshi.

Ura Wins Day 11 Match

Ura Aki Day 2

Fan favorite Ura won against Sandanme 80 wrestler Kawamoto before noon on Wednesday at the Kokugikan. The match too a bit more effort than some of his previous bouts, but the conclusion was just as decisive. Sadly Ura dropped his second match, or there might be a serious chance that he would compete for the yusho.

With the win Ura improves to 5-1, and will get a healthy boost up the banzuke for the Kyushu basho in November. Video of the match below.

Wakaichiro Wins Day 10

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Aki day 10, just before noon in Tokyo, Texas sumotori Wakaichiro faced off against fellow 1-3 Sandanme rikishi Tochimitsuru. The loser would leave the dohyo with a make-koshi (losing record), and the winner would remain in the hunt for a winning record.

In a back-and forth match, Wakaichiro prevailed, improving to 2-3. We expect him to fight day 12, with a chance to improve to 3-3. We will share video of the match as soon as it shows up online.

Wakaichiro Competes Day 10


Another rikishi we are following in Sandanme is none other than Texan Wakaichiro, who fights day 10 against Sandanme 79 Tochimitsuru. Tochimitsuru is a 23 year old rikishi from Kasugano heya, and has been moving between Jonidan and Sandanme for the past 4 years. The two are similar height and weight, so this will be an interesting contest.

Wakaichiro comes to his day 10 match with a 1-3 record, looking to improve by picking up his second win, and avoid a loss and a make-koshi / losing record for Aki. As always we will bring you news as soon as we know it, and video as soon as it crops up on the internet.