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-Nagoya Basho 2019 Update on Musashikuni and Wakaichirō

It is a little over halfway through the Nagoya Basho 2019, and it seems that the ozeki are cursed!  Takakeisho (0-0-8), Tochinoshin (0-6-2), and Goeido (3-5) are firmly too injured to compete, and it seems that Takayasu (7-1) may need to also withdraw.  On the other hand, the yokozuna are flying high.  Both Kakuryu (8-0)... Continue Reading →

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