Preview of North American Sumo Wrestlers in the Kyushu Basho 2019 – Wakaichirō

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 →

Mid-Hatsu Basho 2019 Review – Musashikuni, Wakaichiro, and Others

Well, the primary story-line of the basho has concluded - Kisenosato has retired.  Everyone seemed to have very strong opinions about his situation.  Should he have retired sooner?  Should he have not retired altogether?  Did he deserve yokozuna status?  Did he not?  Is he overrated?  Is he underrated?  Personally, I was one of the few... Continue Reading →

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