Katooshu

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  1. Katooshu

    Narutobeya happenings

    Oshoumi can do it all and is easily sekitori material if he stays healthy. I have been impressed with him from the start and he showed his talent in rocketing to Ms7, as well as in blasting out prospects Kazekeno and Wakanosho this basho. At 21 he's still very young and has plenty of time to work his way back up, and I hope his injury problems are behind him now.
  2. Katooshu

    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Oho a grand 3-17 (one of those wins a fusen) over the last 5 days of his 4 makuuchi tournaments. He needs to find another gear down the stretch. Edit: Not sure what's confusing you @Kotomiyama ?
  3. Katooshu

    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Chiyodaigo trying to get another KO with haymakers of the type only he throws, but eventually grabbed and escorted out by Takahashi, who looked dizzy afterwards. I do not like Chiyo at all. If he wants to hurt people, like he's said, why doesn't he do MMA, boxing, or kickboxing? There are many places in Japan to train for combat sports where damaging your opponent is a goal.
  4. Katooshu

    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Tamawashi already has a makuuchi yusho, therefore I'm cheering for Takayasu
  5. Katooshu

    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Most unsportsmanlike competitor on the college scene, and talked to multiple times by the shimp in his first tournament on the banzuke.....he's a bad apple. Sure, there have been much worse late shoves (like those he gave in college), but they were still unnecessary vs totally overmatched jonokuchi level opposition, and they're part of a broader trend. Kaiho, who is now a coach at Nihon University, also gave him a talking to after an unsportsmanlike incident in college. Now Tochinonada and Kaio have given them to him. How many more of these before he learns? It should be noted that as an amateur, he was by far the most unsportsmanlike when someone gave him a tough bout, so if he's acting this way at jonokuchi, be prepared for much worse if he doesn't get his act together.
  6. Katooshu

    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    So close but so far from the Asonoyama vs Asanoyama dream yusho match
  7. Katooshu

    Lower division celebs results

    It will be a good matchup and clash of styles. Wakanosho is very promising indeed, but in his career has only beaten 2 opponents who ever KK'd in makushita, and none on the form that Asonoyama is now - it's a big jump from who he's beaten to someone performing at mid-makushita level. And as we've seen, Kototebakari had a rough introduction to makushita. Waka's thrusting is fierce, but he'll be overpowered if Asonoyama gets a hold of him. Both have what it takes to beat the other, but who will implement it better? I hope the latter, because I want to see the big Asonoyama vs Asanoyama showdown
  8. Katooshu

    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Can't stand Otani. Like in the amateurs, he is a terrible sportsman. Why give a blatant late shove to a hopelessly overmatched 17-year-old jonokuchi rikishi?
  9. Katooshu

    2022 Collegiate Sumo

    He couldn't get the Ms10TD until December, as that's when the All Japan Championship is held that he'd need to win. Plus that's a very difficult tournament to win, as he'd have to face the best of the college world too. Last year he did very well in it to reach the best 8, but was manhandled by the winner Nakamura. And all it takes is a sneaky henka or one slip and that can be it in a sudden death format. I would think if he could start next basho at Ms15TD, it would be a better move than trying for the Ms10TD - he is advanced enough that it's feasible for him to earn a record which promotes him above that. But maybe he has a goal of becoming amateur yokozuna and it's not just about rank.....
  10. Katooshu

    2022 Collegiate Sumo

    It would've been March 2022 I guess. He could've started ozumo that month (or potentially even January) at Sd100TD with the qualification he earned at the 2021 All Japan Championship. If he'd done that he'd have been ahead of his peers and have a shot to be around Ms15 for November as well, though obviously it wouldn't be guaranteed in the same way as getting the Ms15TD qualification he now has. His Sd100TD from 2021 is still active, so if he'd failed to place in the corporate tournament he could still have started this year in sandanme, but he would've fallen behind his peers who started from maezumo.
  11. Katooshu

    2022 Collegiate Sumo

    I don't think you can compete if you are currently a high schooler or university student. Ochiai graduated high school last year and didn't go to college, so he is neither.
  12. Katooshu

    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Hosh likes to think and set up his techniques. The ones who are fast-paced and go right at him give him less time to do that. Tobi and Midori are rikishi in that mold, and also have good balance to help them execute that approach without toppling.
  13. Katooshu

    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    If he keeps 80 percent of his form for the rest of the basho he'll be on a run for next tournament. He's never been at that point has he? He's had steady success and has been hyped plenty, even before people had actually seen him do sumo, but many of his records weren't particularly impressive considering the ranks he was at, and often he had to claw back late in a tournament to get a winning record. But I think he's getting to the level where he's close to actually delivering on the expectation that he'll make the O/Y ranks. I'd definitely expect the hype to kick up even more if he keeps pace this basho.
  14. Katooshu

    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Hype for an ozeki run, not him reaching ozeki right after this basho...
  15. Katooshu

    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Hosh ozeki run hype