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  1. Katooshu

    Natsu 2024 discussion (results)

    Hyped for Kusano-Aonishiki tonight Aonishiki's been so smooth and quick to capitalize on openings. Kusano a powerful all-rounder. At this stage Kusano might be a bit too strong still, but we'll see.
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    Trivia bits

    Baruto was 54-6, with 3 yusho in 4 basho on the dohyo at juryo, including a 15-0. I did have the thought the other day that some years from now Endo could be 103 years old, in a nursing home, and unable to stand on his own, but if carried onto a dohyo would still put up at least 10 wins in juryo.
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    Natsu 2024 discussion (results)

    Not that I know of. Aonishiki didn't compete much in Japan and they are three years apart.
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    Kyujo Updates - 2024 Natsu

    Enho, Raiho, Kiho, Tenshoho, Matsui, Hakuoho.........pretty sure they're legit injury cases. Even considering that some of the absences may be unrelated to injury, that's quite a lot of hurt for one heya (former heya I guess).
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    Kyujo Updates - 2024 Natsu

    So many hurt ex-Miyagino guys
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    Amazumo program videos

    His skills are nice but I really hope he has a major growth spurt.
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    Daikosho is a Nihon University grad https://sumodb.sumogames.de/Rikishi.aspx?r=12858
  8. I hope he gets a spot somewhere. That's what, 3 or 4 years he's put in now, and by many accounts is already performing at a sekitori level in training.
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    Select & other tournaments 2024/25

    Individual winner is Takushoku's Masaharu Goshima, a 176cm/170kg bulldozer who made easy work of most opponents with his powerful forward moving sumo. His match in the finals wasn't so easy though, as he overcome a strong effort from towering Toyo Mongolian Ogtonbat. 3rd place goes to Kanazawa Gakuin's Yasuhiro Omori, who beat NSSU's Christopher Lee in the match of losing semifinalists - Omori had lost to Goshima, Lee to Ogtonbat. Nihon's Masaki Hanaoka, who won several titles last year, lost his first match in the individuals, while last year's All Japan Championship 2nd place Bucheroon (NSSU) lost in the best 8 to Goshima. Bucheroon otherwise won all his matches, including beating Ogtonbat and Omori in the teams, and looked on form. The team championship went to Toyo University, which downed NSSU 4-1 in the finals. Nihon defeated Kinki U in the battle for 3rd. As the first competition of the year, it's interesting to see who is featuring in the starting lineup for the first time - many new faces.
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    Retirements after Haru 2024

    Ah yes, the type of photo everyone hopes to be remembered by
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    Banzuke for Natsu 2024

    What a puny little mage Much rather have a glorious mane of hair flying around in sanyaku
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    Sumo program announcements (pics and vids)

    5th graders also outsmarted Hakuyozan on the question: Once the match is over, should you give your opponent a big shove off the dohyo anyway?
  13. Hearing whispers from the Daily Shincho? Or elsewhere (and are those based on the Daily Shincho article)? The DS article that is going around is based on a story a koenkai member says they were told by an unnamed source and sounds pretty bizarre......it could be true but I am very skeptical. At minimum a lot of details can get altered passing from one person to another to another.
  14. Sounds like the punishment was just the warning?
  15. This happened in September, so unlikely to involve them.
  16. Lol they already started on reddit. Somehow unable to see the difference between the situations.
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    The Great Sandstorm- God of Sumo

    God of sumo?
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    New recruits Natsu 2024

    He made some contact! No henka!
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    Akebono dead at 54

    For many years it felt like this was imminent. Still, it jolted me to see the news. Akebono is my favourite yokozuna. Such a presence on the dohyo, with the best yokozuna entrance I've seen (those eyes!). Watching him blast people out with 1 or 2 pushes helped stimulate my interest in sumo, as did learning about his rivalries with the Hanada brothers. RIP Chad, you made a huge mark!
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    Mainoumi activities

    Way to go little guy
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    New recruits Natsu 2024

    Kusano, Matsui, Tenshoho, Kiho, and Satorufuji are all good prospects to make juryo in the next year or so. Hayatefuji was close before and may return to form as he continues his comeback. Enho.....who knows, but he has the ability if he's recovered. Demi is good too though will probably take a few years. It's not much of a stretch really when they have 7 there already and 10 who've been there, especially if quality of training improves. How about - close to a dozen sekitori.
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    New recruits Natsu 2024

    I mean, they already have 7 (and 10 with sekitori experience). Kiho and Tenshoho were recently in juryo and have the ability to return, and Kusano is pretty much a sure thing if he can stay half healthy. Between the rest there are plenty of solid prospects too.
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    New recruits Natsu 2024

    Very interested in how things play out at a stable that is so packed with rikishi, and in particular so many high performing ones. They could have a dozen sekitori and another 10 in makushita soon.
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    Rikishi or heya support events

    So in sumo units, I guess that is almost 1 Dewanojo of rice. Not bad.
  25. It would be beyond tragic if we never get this match, especially after missing out on Asonoyama vs Asanoyama in makushita