Oosunaarahsi taking a breather after another awesome basho
The Egyptian sand storm Oosunaarashi finished the Osaka basho with a strong 6-1 finish. A record good enough to place him in the Joi of the Makushita ranks next May. Newcomer and bull reincarnate, Endo also had a solid debut. After two off bouts in a row, the college grad was able to rebound and pick up his last three wins to garner a 5-2 record. Look to see both of these young stars to become sekitori soon!
Osunaarashi got his kachi-koshi today by defeating big boy (over 200 kilos) Maeta. There is still an outside chance the Egyptian strong man will have a chance at the Yusho.
Tatsu takes down Kimikaze with some sweet tsupari, followed by a quick pull down.
Endo overpowers Masakaze to round things out.
When I see a Yokozuna go in during a taichi-ai and not gain the right hand grip when it is there for the taking or I see Kakuryu continue to show of some of the best sumo a top the dohyo and then get caught “off guard” by the likes of Myogiryu or Toyonoshima, I can’t help but Continue reading
Posted in Hon Basho, Osaka Basho March 2013, Rikishi on the Rise, Sumo
Tagged Baruto, goeido, Hakuho, harumafuji, jokoryu, okinoumi, Oosunaarashi, Rikishi on the Rise, shohozan, shotenro, Tatsu, toyonoshima
We are a little late reporting on this one, but it’s worth sharing nonetheless. Makushita 34 East, Sasakiyama, an Akita native, is off to a great start in Osaka. His bout against Ms34w, Mankajo, a 200 plus kilogram giant from Miyazaki lasted approximately two minutes and fifty six seconds, a marathon by sumo standards. Sasakiyama did a great job of slowly gaining the inside grip and holding off the far heavier rikishi for a long awaited uwatenage win. Watch the slow dance for yourself below! Saskiyama, Akita’s third highest ranked rikishi (of seven total) faces 2-0 eleven year veteran Hokkairyu, the Hokkaido native, today.
Me man crush from Makushita, Tatsu easily defeated Nankairiki today in his first bout of this basho.
Props to Araibira for the excellent video
Sumo & Stogies favorite Ms23e Osunaarashi picked up a nice win today over Ms22w Yamatofuji. The Egyptian Sandstorm overpowered his opponent, standing him up straight, briefly gaining the left outside grip just long enough to quickly shove Yamatofuji out of the ring. We look forward to this young man’s sekitori debut when the time comes.
S & S Favorite Living Out His Dream
Newcomer Endo Shota lined up like a bull, slamming his feet into the dohyo looking to charge his opponent Ms10w Sakaguchi. Endo put an endo (oh the puns) to this bout by methodically gaining the strong inside grip and easily walking the Ishikawa native out for his first ever victory.
Also worth noting: Goeido simply moved his leg while Tokitenku attempted a Ketaguri. Goeido moves to 1-0. Artistic representation of the bout below. More random updates to on the way.
Tokitenku’s, nearly patented (to fail), ketaguri
Three of our favorites here at Sumo & Stogies rocked Nagoya with winning records and some great bouts. Sure we have other favorites in Juryo and Makuuchi but what fun is there in only looking at the present when the future happens to be torching its own path up the banzuke as we speak! Three rikishi we have our eyes on to make the move to Sekitori status soon enough. Continue reading
Folks, welcome to Day 3 sumo action. I dare say I’m stuck with the dirty work in that Continue reading
Posted in Banzuke, Hon Basho, Natsu Basho May 2012, Rikishi On The Bubble, Rikishi on the Rise, Scandal, Sumo, Uncategorized, Update Notices
Tagged Baruto, Hakuho, harumafuji, Kakuryu, Kotooshu, kotoshogiku, myogiryu, Tochinoshin
Ahoy, Mateys! Welcome back on board for the Summer Basho–a good six weeks before summer officially begins. As always, Continue reading
Posted in Banzuke, Hon Basho, Natsu Basho May 2012, promotion, Rikishi On The Bubble, Rikishi on the Rise, Scandal, Sumo, Uncategorized
Tagged Aoiyama, Aran, Baruto, Gagamaru, Hakuho, harumafuji, Kakuryu, Kotooshu, myogiryu, Tochinoshin
Greetings and a foolish April to all!
I’ve broken my one week post-basho vow of silence, and here is the Virgil Valentine Top Ten for this year’s stormy Spring Basho!! Continue reading
Posted in Banzuke, Fan Poll, Haru Basho 2012, Hon Basho, promotion, Rikishi On The Bubble, Rikishi on the Rise, Scandal, Sumo, Uncategorized, Update Notices
Tagged Baruto, Hakuho, JSA scandal, JSA shame, Kakuryu, kitanoumi, kotoshogiku, myogiryu, Ozeki Kakuryu, Sadogatake, takanoyama, Top Ten Sumo, Virgil Valentine, Yokozuna Baruto
Welcome back welcome back welcome back to Osaka Municipal Gymnasium at the half way point in our Haru basho journey. I love Osaka. A place where you can find great food and conversation all over the city. Continue reading
Posted in Haru Basho 2012, Hon Basho, promotion, Rikishi on the Rise, Sumo, Uncategorized
Tagged Baruto, baruto yokozuna, chiyotairyu, Hakuho, haru basho 2012, Haru basho Day 8 2012, Kakuryu Ozeki, Kisenosato, miyabiyama, Osaka, shotenro, takanoyama, Takayasu
Great win by Sakumayama today to move to 3-1. He’s likely one win away from a promotion to Juryo. Continue reading
My name is Sergeant Frank Drebin, Detective-Lieutenant, Police Squad, a special detail of the police department. There’d been a recent wave of gorgeous fashion models found naked and unconscious in laundromats on the West Side. Unfortunately, I was assigned to investigate illegal activities conducted by Continue reading
Posted in Banzuke, Guest Reporter, Haru Basho 2012, Hon Basho, promotion, Rikishi On The Bubble, Rikishi on the Rise, Scandal, Sumo, Uncategorized, Update Notices
Tagged Aoiyama, Baruto, Cuban cigars, Cuban ladies, Cuban prostitutes, Frank Drebin, Gagamaru, Hakuho, harumafuji, Naked Gun, Police Squad, Wrongfully Accused, Yokozuna Baruto
Must say I’m pretty disappointed in meself. Getting pumped for the sumo, and reporting (as always). I get the whiskey in, and get sorted. Low and behold, day before I get thick with a cold. Now, I aint no pussy, I’ll do me du Continue reading
Posted in Banzuke, Haru Basho 2012, Hon Basho, promotion, Rikishi On The Bubble, Rikishi on the Rise, Scandal, Sumo, Uncategorized, Update Notices
Tagged Aoiyama, Baruto, Hakuho, Kakuryu, Kotooshu, takanoyama, Tochionoshin, Yokozuna Baruto
As I (and everyone) usually say before each basho, we have the makings for some exciting sumo. There is another potential Yokozuna run, a possible Ozeki run, some new blood in the sanyaku, not quite as many over-ranked rikishi as we have seen in the past few basho, a few under-ranked fellows who should do well, an exciting newcomer joining the makuuchi division, juryo looks exciting this time out, and we have some exciting new recruits to the sumo world. We’ll start off with some keiko and injury reports, then dive right into the meat of this report, so you, my dear readers, have a decent idea of what to expect coming into this basho. So pour the whisky, light up a fine cigar, or pack yourself a full pipe, and lets get started. Continue reading
Posted in Banzuke, Haru Basho 2012, Hon Basho, Rikishi On The Bubble, Rikishi on the Rise, Sumo
Tagged Baruto, baruto yokozuna, Hakuho, Hakuho Yusho, haru basho 2012, Kisenosato, kotoshogiku
Rikishi Name Size Based On Banzuke Rank
It appears Sumo & Stogies Rikishi On The Rise Tatsu & Sakumayama have found their way into an eight-man Makushita Yusho Playoff on Senshuraku with the following rikishi: Continue reading
Posted in Hatsu Basho January 2012, Hon Basho, Rikishi on the Rise, Sumo
Tagged Akinokawa, Banzuke, Baruto, Briton-Meyer, Chiyootori, Daly, de Gama, Eight-man Makushita Yusho Playoff, Hakiai, Josef Daly, Kotoyutaka, Makushita, Makushita Yusho Playoff, Sakumayama, Shoho, Tatsu, Terashita, wordle, Yusho
You may be asking yourself, why must I read a repeat report of rising rikishi? Who is this mysterious man in a mawashi? When will this asshole stop using alliteration? The answers will come soon my friend.
This 23-year-old firecracker from the kitanoumi stable just made headlines today for breaking the record for longest streak of wins since his debut. This means that he has won every single professional sumo match he has ever fought in. So far he has fought exactly one basho in each of the lower divisions before being promoted to the next, leaving him at his current rank of Makushita 15. As of yesterday he has is at 6-0, so it’s hard to see this trend not continuing with him making a juryo debut come Osaka.
Sumo & Stogies Rikishi on the Rise East 40 Makushita Rikishi Tatsu Ryoya is currently 3-1 during his Hatsu Basho 2012. He lost on day one to West 40 Makushita Rikishi Wakakasuga (currently 1-2) but he was with out a doubt the aggressor. Here his next three bouts that may give you an idea why we like Tatsu and think his future is looking pretty bright. Please tell us what you think about Tatsu in the comments or on twitter. Continue reading
Posted in Hatsu Basho January 2012, Hon Basho, Rikishi On The Bubble, Rikishi on the Rise
Tagged amatsu, araibira, english sumo coverage, Future of Sumo, Japan's next yokozuna, Kamiyutaka, kotomisen, Makushita, sumo coverage, Tatsu Ryoya, Wakakasuga, Youtube