Former Komosubi Iwakiyama of Sakaigawa-beya(Tsushima Ryuta of Iwaki town, Hirosaki City, Aomori) will announce his retirement from the world of sumo on September 26th directly after the Fall tournament. Tsushima had suffered a stroke in early May 2010 which prevented him from participating in the Summer and Nagoya tournaments. Iwakiyama had participated in 62 tournaments and was active for just over 10 years. Over those 10 years he picked up 2 Juryo Yusho, 1 Makuuchi Jun-Yusho, 1 Gino sho, 1 Kanto sho, 1 Kinboshi, and will finish his career with a 407-365-77/774 record. Thanks for the sumo Iwakiyama.