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#1 Kintamayama

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 15:45

!0 new recruits have signed up for May 2012. This is the first basho where the old standards have been abolished, and the new standard of 1.67/67 kilos has been established. In truth, the old two-tier system is now gone, and everyone over 1.67/67 kilos can sign up without undergoing "special physical tests". Last year, 7 recruits, so a slight increase there. So far one star-Kinki's Hamaguchi, who will be joining Kise beya.

Edited by Kintamayama, 26 April 2012 - 15:46.

What do you get when you cross an insomniac, an agnostic and a dyslexic?

A guy who is up all night arguing with himself over whether or not there is a dog.

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#2 Yubinhaad

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 16:38

At least two of the new recruits will join Tomozuna-beya, at least temporarily - they were recruited by Asakayama-oyakata (former Ozeki Kaio). The article says this is likely the first step on the way to branching out to found his own heya in the future. "These are the first deshi I've brought to the heya," commented Asakayama. "I'll teach them what I've learned as well as learning my own role as oyakata. I hope they will become strong rikishi, both physically and mentally."

15-year-old Hagiwara Shota stands 178cm tall and weighs 130kg. He has participated in national middle school competitions and was tempted to carry on to high school. "I thought about it, but I wanted to try and become a rikishi like Kaio," he said. "I want to become a rikishi that everyone will love."

18-year-old Ogata Toshihiro is the smaller of the duo at 173cm and 126kg, and he too has a background in school sumo with a third-place finish in a fifth-grade competition. "I was very happy to have been noticed [by Kaio]," he said. "I will devote myself to keiko so that I can become a sekitori as quickly as I can."

Ogata (left) and Hagiwara (right) with Kaio (middle).
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Hagiwara being measured:
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#3 Kintamayama

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 05:32

Miyazawa (16) is 1.84 meters tall but barely met the weight criteria of 67. "I was 65 in the morning, but thanks to an anideshi who brought me some water, I passed the minimum," he said. Water? 2 kilos in a few hours??

His thinness:
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Edited by Kintamayama, 27 April 2012 - 22:42.

What do you get when you cross an insomniac, an agnostic and a dyslexic?

A guy who is up all night arguing with himself over whether or not there is a dog.

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#4 Manekineko

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 07:53

2 kilos = 2 liters of water. He probably drank at least another liter to compensate for sweating/evaporation. Tough and unhealthy, but not impossible.
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#5 Kintamayama

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 09:19

Waterboy:
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What do you get when you cross an insomniac, an agnostic and a dyslexic?

A guy who is up all night arguing with himself over whether or not there is a dog.

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#6 Igordemorais

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 14:57

Cant say this guy didnt chase his dream.....

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 11:27

Miyazawa (16) is 1.84 meters tall but barely met the weight criteria of 67. "I was 65 in the morning, but thanks to an anideshi who brought me some water, I passed the minimum," he said. Water? 2 kilos in a few hours??


Oldest trick in the book. You drink the water just before going in to get on the scales, hold it in, then get out and vomit it up as soon as you are clear. It's _just_ the weight of the water that counts. Reaching the height requirements was much more painful -- the recently-retired Oshima oyakata told the story (by no means unusual in his day) of getting a friend to hit him over the head with a plank and meeting the required level with the resultant lump (this was way before the days when they resorted to silicon implants, of course -- that's a whole different story).

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 13:45

Chiganoura-beya has a new recruit as well, 18-year-old 坪見快輝 (anyone?). He is 180cm and 125kg and from Chofu in Tokyo. He was a member of the sumo team at his high school, Adachi Shinden, which is apparently quite a strong sumo school.

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#9 Asashosakari

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 16:22

坪見快輝 (anyone?)

Yoshiteru Tsubomi? I blame WWWJDIC if that's completely off...

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 17:54

thats a handsome chubby kid there, expect a fan club

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 22:37


坪見快輝 (anyone?)


Yoshiteru Tsubomi? I blame WWWJDIC if that's completely off...


Sounds good to me. I had no clue at all for the family name, and all I could come up with for the given name was Kaiki. Yoshiteru sounds better to me though. Cheers!

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 00:53

2 kilos = 2 liters of water. He probably drank at least another liter to compensate for sweating/evaporation. Tough and unhealthy, but not impossible.


It'll be interesting watching him gain weight over time.

Reaching the height requirements was much more painful -- the recently-retired Oshima oyakata told the story (by no means unusual in his day) of getting a friend to hit him over the head with a plank and meeting the required level with the resultant lump (this was way before the days when they resorted to silicon implants, of course -- that's a whole different story).


Silicon implant? Really? I heard it happened but who actually did it?

Edited by athelitextreme, 01 May 2012 - 20:03.


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Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:16


2 kilos = 2 liters of water. He probably drank at least another liter to compensate for sweating/evaporation. Tough and unhealthy, but not impossible.


It'll be interesting watching him gain wait over time.

Reaching the height requirements was much more painful -- the recently-retired Oshima oyakata told the story (by no means unusual in his day) of getting a friend to hit him over the head with a plank and meeting the required level with the resultant lump (this was way before the days when they resorted to silicon implants, of course -- that's a whole different story).


Silicon implant? Really? I heard it happened but who actually did it?


Mainoumi was the best-known. As soon as he'd qualified he had it removed, but complained of terrible pain.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:15

18-year-old Ogata Toshihiro is the smaller of the duo at 173cm and 126kg, and he too has a background in school sumo with a third-place finish in a fifth-grade competition.

Not much of a qualification for heading into ozumo. Fifth grade would have been about 7 years ago for him. I wonder what has happened since? Hopefully he has some fundamentals from that experience.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:46

Chiganoura-beya has a new recruit as well, 18-year-old 坪見快輝 (anyone?). He is 180cm and 125kg and from Chofu in Tokyo. He was a member of the sumo team at his high school, Adachi Shinden, which is apparently quite a strong sumo school.

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very good sumo school just down the road from me - dohyo out the back of the school with a roof. Lowest academic record in Tokyo some years go at the HS level but always good at sumo.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 19:17

In addition to the new rikishi, there's a new gyoji and two new tokoyama this basho.

Shikimori Hajime is the new gyoji at Michinoku-beya, this seems to be him at the heya website:

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The new tokoyama, if I'm reading the names right, are Tokoyu at Onomatsu-beya and Tokoazuma at Sadogatake-beya.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 10:48

NSK data:
SHIKONAKANJINAMEHEYAHEIGHTWEIGHTDOBBIRTHPLACE
Hagiwara萩原Shota HagiwaraTomozuna17712819 - June - 1996Niigata
Hamaguchi濱口Koyo HamaguchiKise17715311 - July - 1989Mie
Iwasaki岩崎Takuya IwasakiKise18315611 - June - 1989Tokyo
Komatsu小松Kazuoki KomatsuKise18011619 - August - 1996Aichi
Matsumoto松本Yuta MatsumotoTamanoi1707829 - November - 1996Chiba
Miyazawa宮澤Takamasa MiyazawaMinato1846707 - May - 1995Niigata
Narahara楢原Yuta NaraharaSakaigawa18711210 - February - 1992Saitama
Ogata尾方Toshihiro OgataTomozuna17312826 - July - 1993Kumamoto
Takahashi高橋Hiroshi TakahashiTomozuna17410217 - December - 1991Fukuoka
Tsubomi坪見Kaiki TsubomiChiganoura18012229 - September- 1993Tokyo


#18 Asashosakari

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 23:39

The Kyokai didn't deign us with sound during most of maezumo today, and in addition my recording crapped out at least twice, so chances are today's maezumo coverage will be somewhat spotty, if I can salvage something at all.

(Unless somebody else got luckier, of course.)

Edited by Asashosakari, 07 May 2012 - 23:40.


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Posted 09 May 2012 - 17:53

The Kyokai didn't deign us with sound during most of maezumo today, and in addition my recording crapped out at least twice, so chances are today's maezumo coverage will be somewhat spotty, if I can salvage something at all.

(Unless somebody else got luckier, of course.)


What was the final outcome of this, Asashosakari? Did you manage to salvage anything of day 3? All I managed to record was the last bout.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 19:04

What was the final outcome of this, Asashosakari? Did you manage to salvage anything of day 3? All I managed to record was the last bout.

I missed the middle two bouts out of six. I'll post what I managed to get in a bit.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 21:56

Day 3...the start of bout 3 morphs into the end of bout 4, but I've kept it in so you can at least see the competitors.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxnVMqjr4-I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_c91d2KJ4Bs

Mz1   Hamaobu (1-0)       Mz2   Takahashi (0-1)
Mz3   Hamaguchi (1-0)     Mz6   Mihamaumi (0-1)
Mz4   Komatsu (0-1)       Mz7   Ogata (1-0)
Mz5   Iwasaki (1-0)       Mz8   Hagiwara (0-1)
Mz9   Miyazawa (0-1)      Mz10  Narahara (1-0)
Mz11  Tsubomi (1-0)       Mz2   Takahashi (0-2)

Sorted standings:

Mz1   Hamaobu     1-0
Mz3   Hamaguchi   1-0
Mz5   Iwasaki     1-0
Mz7   Ogata       1-0
Mz10  Narahara    1-0
Mz11  Tsubomi     1-0
Mz2   Takahashi   0-2
Mz4   Komatsu     0-1
Mz6   Mihamaumi   0-1
Mz8   Hagiwara    0-1
Mz9   Miyazawa    0-1


#22 Asashosakari

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 22:05

Day 4:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPutxkGo_fY

Mz6   Mihamaumi (0-2)   Mz2   Takahashi (1-2)
Mz4   Komatsu (0-2)     Mz8   Hagiwara (1-1)
Mz1   Hamaobu (1-1)     Mz7   Ogata (2-0)
Mz3   Hamaguchi (2-0)   Mz10  Narahara (1-1)
Mz5   Iwasaki (2-0)     Mz11  Tsubomi (1-1)
Mz6   Mihamaumi (1-2)   Mz9   Miyazawa (0-2)

Sorted standings:

Mz3   Hamaguchi   2-0
Mz5   Iwasaki     2-0
Mz7   Ogata       2-0
Mz1   Hamaobu     1-1
Mz2   Takahashi   1-2
Mz6   Mihamaumi   1-2
Mz8   Hagiwara    1-1
Mz10  Narahara    1-1
Mz11  Tsubomi     1-1
Mz4   Komatsu     0-2
Mz9   Miyazawa    0-2

Mihamaumi (probably 美浜海) is Tamanoi-beya's Matsumoto.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 22:15

Many thanks for this!

Hamaobu won!! (Clapping wildly...)

Miyazawa put up a great fight, good to see.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 00:22

Day 5:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLUUNKqPTgE

Mz4   Komatsu (1-2)     Mz9   Miyazawa (0-3)
Mz3   Hamaguchi (3-0)   Mz7   Ogata (2-1)
Mz1   Hamaobu (1-2)     Mz2   Takahashi (2-2)
Mz6   Mihamaumi (1-3)   Mz8   Hagiwara (2-1)
Mz11  Tsubomi (2-1)     Mz10  Narahara (1-2)
Mz5   Iwasaki (3-0)     Mz7   Ogata (2-2)

Sorted standings:

Qualified:
#01  Mz3   Hamaguchi   3-0
#02  Mz5   Iwasaki     3-0

Still active:
Mz2   Takahashi   2-2
Mz7   Ogata       2-2
Mz8   Hagiwara    2-1
Mz11  Tsubomi     2-1
Mz1   Hamaobu     1-2
Mz4   Komatsu     1-2
Mz6   Mihamaumi   1-3
Mz10  Narahara    1-2
Mz9   Miyazawa    0-3

The scheduling for the next round of bouts could get a little messy as all three Tomozuna rikishi are on 2 wins now.

Edited by Asashosakari, 10 May 2012 - 00:28.


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Posted 10 May 2012 - 02:51


2 kilos = 2 liters of water. He probably drank at least another liter to compensate for sweating/evaporation. Tough and unhealthy, but not impossible.


It'll be interesting watching him gain weight over time.


I doubt he'll be in sumo long enough. If he's in sumo come January, I'd be amazed.


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