Popularity of the Nagoya Basho 2019 on Reddit.com/r/sumo in Five Charts

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 Nagoya Basho 2019 relative to the prior basho.... Continue Reading →

Nagoya Basho 2019 Results – Wakaichirō Ken

With Musashikuni Mamu withdrawing from the basho, it was up to Wakaichirō Ken to represent the entire North American continent.  And he represented us very well!  At the New Year, Wakaichirō had one goal: to get a kachi-koshi in the sandanme division.  After fighting as hard as he could, Wakaichirō completed his goal with two... Continue Reading →

Nagoya Basho 2019 Results – Musashikuni Mamu

Unfortunately, my recap of Musashikuni Mamu's performance in the Negoya Basho 2019 will be rather short.  I predicted that he would finish with a 5-2 record.  Well, this was my worst prediction yet!  Musashikuni amassed a 1-2 record before withdrawing from the basho entirely.  This left him with a 1-6 record.  Not what you'd like... 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.

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