This basho has been a test for Wakaichirō. At his highest rank ever, Wakaichirō has never faced competition like this before. While he isn't getting an "A" on this test, he certainly isn't failing either. So far, Wakaichirō's biggest downfall seems to be his experience. As you'll see, he got a late start on one... Continue Reading →
With Musashikuni retiring, Wakaichirō stands alone as the solitary lonely warrior representing all of North America. That is correct - Wakaichirō is the only North American currently competing in Japanese professional sumo. I swear that I'm not trying to add pressure to the young rikishi! In this post, I discuss what Wakaichirō needs to do... Continue Reading →
For the first time ever, I didn't make a weekly post on NorthAmericanSumo.com. This was because of a family emergency, but everything is alright now. The weekly posts will return this week. Hang in there!
The World Sumo Championships 2019 occurred last weekend. Although the event had some logistical issues due to a typhoon, it was still very exciting to watch. Many of our North American competitors did very well, but none were more exciting to watch than Roy Sims and Mariah Holmes. Roy made it to the final bracket... Continue Reading →
SPOILER - I will be continuously updating this page with World Sumo Championship results. Don't read if you don't want it spoiled! Also, the stream is low-quality with very little audio. I am trying by best to understand what is going on, but it is difficult at times. Men's Team - In the first round,... Continue Reading →
The World Sumo Championships' schedule had to be reorganized due to a typhoon. Now all events will be held on 10/13 starting at 8:30 AM (Osaka time). This means that the first events will start in about a hour, and a livestream can be found at this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeb79oj5r9qLjojKXxuehCw Last year, this link also streamed... Continue Reading →
I based the date that I have been claiming for the World Sumo Championships 2019 on a document shared ages ago, and it must have changed since then. Thanks to /u/rulesofthetrade1 on Reddit.com/r/sumo for making me aware of this issue!
The World Sumo Championships are coming up on October 12-13 in Osaka, Japan. Team USA's representative in the openweight division will be Robert Fuimaono, who won gold at the US Sumo Nationals 2019 to earn his spot. Robert typically competes in heavyweight, but Roy Sims edged him out in an amazing best of three series... Continue Reading →
The World Sumo Championships are coming up on October 12-13 in Japan. Team USA's representative at the women's middleweight division will be Cody Coleman (formerly Cody Stout), who won gold at the US Sumo Nationals. Cody co-operates Welcome Mat Sumo NOLA in New Orleans, which has been regularly featured on NorthAmericanSumo.com. They are one of... Continue Reading →
Every basho, I create a few charts that track the popularity of the basho on Reddit.com/r/sumo, as measured by the number of daily discussion thread comments, unique visitors to the subreddit, and page views of the subreddit. Below are five charts that illustrate the popularity of the Aki Basho 2019 relative to the prior basho.... Continue Reading →