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    From the Press conference: He asked to retire after September but Kokonoe convinced him to continue. "If you train hard enough, you'll succeed," said the Oyakata then. "I have no regrets. I know deep inside I gave 100 percent. My day 7 bout against Aoiyama and the feeling that I could not generate any power and got blasted out caused me to decide finally. I did not want to continue showing shameful sumo. I'd like to thank my support group and the okamisan who, whatever happened, up or down, never ceased to support me. I'd like to somehow return the favor now. I hope to open a yakiniku restaurant because I like meat... Diet first, though.." he said.
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    Atamifuji just turned 20 and is already in makuuchi. He's the youngest sekitori and made it to juryo without a MK. All that despite not having a particularly notable high school sumo career (never made it to the top 8 in a national event). Takarafuji was a good but not great collegiate rikishi (playing 2nd fiddle to Tokushoryu) who reached sekiwake and has now spent 65 basho in makuuchi - a very fine career but now at a point where significant decline is to be expected. Tiny Terutsuyoshi's best result in amasumo was top 16 at a national tournament but he has been a top division regular for a while now. I never expected more than juryo for him and he started out slowly, but he kept getting better and better. Nishikifuji had 0 notable results in college (wasn't even a starter on his team) and was hardly celebrated coming up the rankings, but is now closing in on sanyaku with his third straight double-digit win basho since entering makuuchi. Similar story for Midorifuji. Terunofuji did a year or two of amasumo, then wanted to quit after a year in his first stable, but switched to Isegahama and was brought to life. Of course, he could've been more accomplished without injury, but he's still reached sumo's highest rank, just like the previous foreigner to enter Isegahama. The Isegahama sekitori, of which there are many, have done far better than most who enter with comparable credentials. Of course, every heya will have some off tournaments as well.
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    And the exhaustive version... From makushita to makuuchi with very low juryo W-L records (consecutive tournaments, but not necessarily the rikishi's only juryo tournaments before reaching makuuchi), actual negative differentials but also near-misses (±0, +1, +2) for context. Does not include rikishi who had a 0-0-15 that didn't result in demotion, either old kosho or more recently due to Covid, unless the remaining W-L without the 15 absences still fits the parameters. Other absences are treated as losses, same as they were on the banzuke. 2 juryo basho: Tamaasuka - juryo 2011.05-2011.07, 16-14 (+2) record with 2 KK, beneficiary of yaocho scandal 3 juryo basho: Yoshiazuma - juryo 2011.01-2011.07, 23-22 (+1) record with 2 KK and 1 MK, beneficiary of yaocho scandal 4 juryo basho: nobody 31-29 (+2) or lower 5 juryo basho: Tsurugidake - juryo 2010.11-2011.09, 38-37 (+1) record with 2 KK and 3 MK, beneficiary of yaocho scandal 6 juryo basho: Sadanofuji - juryo 2010.09-2011.09, 41-49 (-8) record with 3 KK and 3 MK, beneficiary of yaocho scandal Hochiyama - juryo 2010.07-2011.07, 43-47 (-4) record with 2 KK and 4 MK, beneficiary of yaocho scandal 7 juryo basho: Akiseyama - juryo 2015.01-2016.01, 53-52 (+1) record with 5 KK and 2 MK 8 juryo basho: nobody 61-59 (+2) or lower 9 juryo basho: nobody 68-67 (+1) or lower 10 juryo basho: Sotairyu - juryo 2011.05-2012.11, 73-70-7 (-4) record with 5 KK and 5 MK, beneficiary of yaocho scandal (outsized promotion from Ms to J) 11 juryo basho: nobody 83-82 (+1) or lower 12 juryo basho: Seiro - juryo 2013.07-2015.05, 87-93 (-6) record with 7 KK and 5 MK Kitanokuni - juryo 1962.05-1964.03, 90-90 (±0) record with 8 KK and 4 MK 13 juryo basho: nobody 98-97 (+1) or lower 14 juryo basho: Daihi - juryo 1979.07-1981.09, 104-104-2 (-2) record with 8 KK and 6 MK 15 juryo basho: Kyokunankai - juryo 2008.03-2010.07, 111-112-2 (-4) record with 8 KK and 7 MK, beneficiary of gambling scandal (outsized promotion from J to M) 16 juryo basho: Hoshiiwato - juryo 1986.11-1989.05, 119-121 (-2) record with 10 KK and 6 MK 17 juryo basho: nobody 128-127 (+1) or lower 18 juryo basho: Daimonji - juryo 1963.11-1966.09, 135-131-4 (±0) record with 10 KK and 8 MK Harunoyama - juryo 2001.03-2004.01 (one kosho), 128-123-4 (+1) record with 9 KK and 8 MK 19 juryo basho: nobody 143-142 (+1) or lower 20 juryo basho: Chiyoo - juryo 2013.09-2016.11, 147-146-7 (-6) record with 11 KK and 9 MK ... 23 juryo basho: Azumaryu - juryo 2015.11-2019.07, 171-174 (-3) record with 12 KK and 11 MK 27 juryo basho: Mitoryu - juryo 2018.01-2022.07 (one Covid), 196-185-9 (+2) record with 15 KK and 11 MK Should be complete.
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    He may be, but I've seen their training sessions up close numerous times, and mostly Isegahama Oyakata just sits there with the same lemon-eating scowl he always wears and hardly says a word. As for the rikishi, both Terutsuyoshi and Midorifuji oozed talent well before reaching sekitori status, but they were both so diminutive--especially Midorifuji who couldn't have been more than 90 kilos when he joined the heya--I thought to myself it's a shame they'll never make it far because of their size. Was happily proven wrong. As for Nishikifuji, he was there the last time I saw a training session about four years ago, and there was absolutely nothing about him then that suggested the force he's become. Must have just trained his tail off.
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    From Komusubi to Kombüse (kitchen on a ship)
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    Hey guys. I doubt you noticed or cared, but I’ve not been around so far this basho. I’ve been watching the vids on YT, but been crazy busy at work this past week and had some stuff going on in my personal life too, so not really had the mood for sumo. Anyway, deadlines have now passed and things are a bit quieter today, so I’m slacking off and finally watching sumo live. I don’t have much else to say right now, just wanted to say hi. Kind of hoping Oho can defy his usual form and stay strong in week 2 to stay in the yusho race though. Would be good to see him and Hoshoryu in a face-off for the trophy, a sort of Sumo Pedigree Playoff.
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    Shame that he's leaving sumo so suddenly during the basho. He was one of the absolute rank-and-file makuuchi mainstays, only very briefly dipping his toe into juryo a few times over the years and I'll miss his presence. On a side note, it's somehow nice that he's opening something other than a chanko-nabe restaurant. I actually kinda feel like next time I'm in Japan I should do a Tokyo former rikishi restaurant tour. I don't know if anyone has a big list of former sumo wrestler restaurants anywhere, but I'm sure you can make a nice long route by now.
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    This strikes hard in comparison with, let's say, Miyagino and Nihonoseki who are recruiting several junior stars. From the backgrounds of most known Isegahama wrestlers in Wikipedia, it seems that Isehagama-oyakata is ok to welcome every talent brought to his attention (usually through scouts and school coaches acquainted with him), champion or not. Considered these premises, Isegahama is really polishing out their rough jewels well.
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    People were sure that Hokuseiho would get exposed in Juryo but instead he's 26-13, so the Miyagino camp might not be too concerned about a Plan B as we stand.
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    Definitely worse than this: But was it worse than that?
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    Day 9 2211_09.pdf 476471/九日目.pdf 121: Takakeisho 64: Takayasu 60: Tobizaru 51: Shodai 37: Hoshoryu 32: Meisei 30: Sadanoumi 29: Kotonowaka 23: Abi 22: Endo
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    Anyone else think the gasshōhineri should have been tokkurinage? Not that it would have been on the chart, though.
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    Kyushu 2022 Day 9: Fujiseiun is 3-2 at Makushita 2W, his highest career rank. Asanoyama, ex-Ozeki, is 5-0 and kachikoshi at Makushita 4E. Back after a six-basho suspension that dropped him to Sandanme. Shishi, Ukrainian, is 1-4 and makekoshi at Makushita 7W. Ishizaki is 3-1 at Makushita 8E, his highest career rank. Entered at Sandanme 100 tsukedashi in May 2021. Tomokaze is 2-2 at 8W. Ex- Maegashira 3 piano player, returned a few basho ago after a serious injury that sidelined him for 6 bashos. Dewanoryuu, Mongolian, is 2-2 at Makushita 9E. Yoshii, 19 year old ex-Junior high Yokozuna boy wonder, is 1-3 at Makushita 10E. Kawazoe is 4-1 and kachikoshi at Makushita 13E, his highest career rank. Joined ex-Hakuhou's heya last basho and entered at Makushita 15 tsukedashi. Kanzaki is 1-4 and makekoshi at Makushita 18E, his highest rank. He started from Sandanme 100 tsukedashi in March 2022. Akiseyama, ex-Makuuchi, is 3-1 at Makushita 18W. Hokutenkai, Mongolian, is 2-3 at Makushita 20E. Fujitoushi is 2-2 at Makushita 22E. Nabatame is 2-3 at Makushita 22W. Half Thai. Kiryuukou, ex-Tokitsukaze's son number 1, is 3-1 at Makushita 28E. Miyagi is 3-2 at Makushita 30E, highest career rank. Mukainakano is 4-1 and kachikoshi at Makushita 33E. Another Hakuhou recruit. Wakatakamoto is 2-2 at Makushita 33W. Eldest bother of Wakatakakage and Wakamotoharu. Kototebakari is 2-2 at Makushita 37E. Kotoshouhou's younger brother. Highest career rank. Arauma, Mongolian, is 2-2 at Makushita 45E. First ever foreigner at Isenoumi beya. Kayou is 4-1 and kachikoshi at Makushita 45W, his highest rank. Started off at Sandanme 90 tsukedashi in May 2022. Osanai is 2-3 at at Makushita 47W. He will not push. Ishiura is at Makushita 50W, losing his sekitori status after 7.5 years. Fourth straight KYUJO Wakanoshou is 1-4 and makekoshi at Makushita 51E, highest career rank. Hatsuyama is 3-1 at Makushita 51W, his highest rank. He started March 2022 from Sandanme 100 tsukedashi. Oushouumi is 3-1 at Makushita 54E. Sandanme yusho last basho. Maikeru, half Filipino, is 2-2 at Makushita 55E. Mudouhou, Taihou's other grandson (youngest) is 3-1 at Makushita 59E. Shinohara is 1-3 at Sandanme 3W. Hanafusa, Ex-Kisenosato's favorite recruit is 2-3 at Sandanme 4W, highest career rank. Nobehara is 3-1 at Sandanme 13W. Kazekenou, is 4-1 and kachikoshi at Sandanme 18W, his highest rank. Kotokenryuu, 18 years old Mongolian, is 3-2 at Sandanme 21W, highest career rank. Shunrai, ex-Tokitsukaze's 17 years old son number 2, is 2-2 at Sandanme 26W, his highest career rank. Naya, Taihou's third grandson (second eldest) is 3-1 at Sandanme 29E. There is another grandson, Yukio, but he's a pro-wrestler. Suguro is at Sandanme 30W. Sandanme 100 tsukedashi in November 2021, brother of Fujitoushi. Second straight KYUJO Itadaki, Canadian father, twelve years in sumo, is 4-1 and kachikoshi at Sandanme 36E. Takahashi, another ex- Kisenosato recruit, is 5-0 and kachikoshi at Sandanme 43W, his highest rank. Jonidan yusho winner last basho. Daiseizan is at Sandanme 70W, Inner Mongolian. Second straight KYUJO Hayashiryuu - Ex-Kisenosato's recruit- 16 years old, one of the Hayashi twins - is 2-2 at Sandanme 80W, his highest rank. Rinko - Ex-Kisenosato's recruit- 16 years old, the other Hayashi twin - is 3-2 at Sandanme 81E, his highest rank. Ootani, ex-Hakuhou's new recruit is 5-0 and kachikoshi at Jonidan 14E. Jonokuchi yusho last basho. Highest career rank. Suyama, small first ever student/graduate from Tokyo University, is 2-3 at Jonidan 18W, his highest rank. Furanshisu from the Philippines is 3-1 at Jonidan 20E. Kaitoma (Kairou) - Mark Aaron Justin Toma- Brazilian-Filipino, is 3-1 at Jonidan 52E. Satonofuji - the bow twirler is 1-3 at Jonidan 89E. 45 years old. Kyokutaisei - ex-Makuuchi, dropped all the way to Jonokuchi after missing four bashos, is 5-0 and kachikoshi at Jonokuchi 5. He starred in a French documentary about life in a heya a few years back. Hokuouzan (Hagiwara), half Turkish, is Banzuke gai. Kyujo for the last 6 bashos. Kagamiou (yes, he's still active..) Mongolian ex-Maegashira with injuries, has been out more or less since day 5 of July 2020, banzuke-gai.
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    I don't remember drinking alcohol that day Should I be worried?
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    My man Hoshoryu is on a roll. He is gradually realising his potential, using a variety of techniques and making less mistakes. I hope that this basho will be the beginning of an Ozeki run.
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    Can't we just assume he wanted to be a restaurant owner for his 2nd life after sumo? Not everyone in sumo might want to be in it until they are 70. People have other dreams. Expecially someone like him that only went professional at 22 and has experienced other things in life.
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    Nikkan confirms it https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202211200000337.html Won't be staying in the NSK and will go into the food industry
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    A lot of problems and cobbling today as the first half was not to be broadcast in English- I somehow managed it, but it was like the old days today. Please be patient before cursing. Then, you may curse loudly and proudly. Day 7 :
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