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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Time really flies, doesn't it? It seems like the Natsu Basho 2019 just ended, and we are already at the Nagoya Basho 2019. That also means that summer is going by in the blink of an eye. . .I need to enjoy the summer while it is still here, and how better to do it... Continue Reading →
Better late than never! As noted in my recent post about Fitcon2019 Sumo Cup, I am still traveling regularly for my job, so my posts are starting to get uploaded a little later than usual. I am still dedicated to posting one a week, but I apologize to all readers that the posts may not... Continue Reading →
On NorthAmericanSumo.com, we have a page dedicated to Musashikuni Mamu's match history with video links I recently noticed that some of these videos have already been taken down due to YouTube accounts being deleted. For this reason, I feel it is a good idea that I periodically backup some of these videos in gif form. ... Continue Reading →
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!
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.