Wakaichirō Ken wrapped up his Kyushu Basho 2018 performance on Day 14. Unfortunately, it was his second 2-5 performance in a row. I'm sure that the young rikishi (sumo wrestler) is disappointed in this result. I predicted that he would finish with a 5-2 record, so maybe I jinxed it! So why did Wakaichirō have... Continue Reading →
Musashikuni Manu finished the Kyushu Basho 2018 on Day 13. To be honest, I didn't even know that Musashikuni was in the basho until day 5 or 6, because he sat out his first match due to injury. Well, I am happy that he decided to enter the basho late, because he finished with a... Continue Reading →
Almost halfway done with the Kyushu Basho 2018! Of course, the biggest story has been Kisenosato. After starting 0-4, the yokozuna pulled out of the basho. Will he return in 2019? Most signs seem to point towards yes, but only time will tell. I think the more interesting story, however, is that seven days have... Continue Reading →
Musashikuni Mamu completed his Aki Basho 2018 performance on Day 14, finishing with a 3-4 record. His performance was pretty solid. I predicted that he would have a 4-3 record, with a chance of either a 5-2 or a 3-4 performance. It seems that luck unfortunately veered him toward the latter outcome. Of course, I'm... Continue Reading →
Wakaichirō Ken completed his Aki Basho 2018 performance on Day 13, finishing with a 2-5 record. His result was somewhat disappointing for the young rikishi (sumo wrestler). I was hoping for a 4-3 performance, but I also knew that it was more likely that he would finish with a 3-4 or 2-5 record. This basho... Continue Reading →
We are now seven days through the Aki Basho 2018! This means that we are almost halfway done and starting to see how things are shaking out. In the Makuuchi division, most of the top rikishi (sumo wrestlers) are putting up stellar records, including Hakuho (yokozuna, 7-0), Kakuryu (yokozuna, 7-0), Kisenosato (yokozuna, 6-1), Goeido (ozeki,... Continue Reading →
Want live updates of North Americans in the Aki Basho 2018? Don't forget to follow our Twitter page. Link here! We tweet out live results as well as gifs and videos of matches. So far, Musashikuni is having a good early start, going 2-0 in his two bouts. On the other hand, Wakaichirō had a disappointing... Continue Reading →
Itadaki Sennosuke only has an indirect relation to Canada (his father is Canadian), but his relation is probably closer than any other rikishi (sumo wrestler) that competed in the Nagoya Basho 2018 (July Basho 2018). Below is a brief review of his performance along with some information about Itadaki. I would like to give a special thanks to Reddit.com/r/sumo poster, Asashosakari, who pointed out Itadaki's relation to North America and suggested the write-up of his performance. Thanks!
The two sumo wrestlers from North America competing in the Nagoya Basho 2018 (July Basho 2018), Musashikuni Mamu and Wakaichirō Ken, just wrapped up their performances. Below is a summary of their efforts as well as a little bit of information about the rikishi (sumo wrestlers) themselves. If you know of any other North American sumo wrestlers that we missed, or have any suggestions on how to improve our write-ups, please contact us at NorthAmericanSumo@Gmail.com.