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 →
Aki Basho 2018 Results – Wakaichirō Ken
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 →
Mid-Aki Basho 2018 Review – Musashikuni, Wakaichiro, and Other Lower-Division Sumo Wrestlers
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 →
Live Updates of the Aki Basho 2018
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 →
New Website Page – Musashikuni Mamu Match History with Video Links
A new page has been uploaded to NorthAmericanSumo.com! It is a complete match history of Musashikuni Mamu along with videos of most matches. Please click here to be redirected to the page. Please email us at NorthAmericanSumo@Gmail.com if you notice that any of the links are missing, incorrect, or broken. Likewise, feel free to email... Continue Reading →
New Website Page – Wakaichirō Ken Match History with Video Links
A new page has been uploaded to NorthAmericanSumo.com! It is a complete match history of Wakaichirō Ken along with videos of (almost) all of his matches. Please click here to be redirected to the page. Please email us at NorthAmericanSumo@Gmail.com if you notice that any of the links are missing, incorrect, or broken. Likewise, feel... Continue Reading →
Nagoya Basho 2018 Results – Itadaki Sennosuke
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!
Nagoya Basho 2018 Results – North American Sumo Wrestlers
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.