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About Churaumi

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    Oklahoma, US
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    Sumo, mostly. Figuring out how to make the food I ate when I lived in Japan at home. I make a mean chanko, rice balls, taco rice, barbecue beef (Okinawa dish, not American barbecue), decent soba, Okinawa soba, and yakisoba, and I'm trying to figure out the intricacies of various styles of ramen. Can you tell what I did when I lived in Okinawa?


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    Terunofuji, Hakuho, Enho, Shonanzakura

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  1. Churaumi

    Kyushu 2021 discussion

    He looks gangly and uncoordinated to me. He's probably got some more growing into his own body to do before that goes away.
  2. Churaumi

    ring attendants

    I think they all get paid, but like the wrestlers it's a pittance until they get higher in rank. I don't think becoming juryo as a gyoji or yobidashi comes with the same status raise as a wrestler, though. It's just a higher rank, a little more pay, and more responsibilities to the Kyokai.
  3. Churaumi

    Ridiculous Predictions Kyushu 2021

    At the end of the day,, but before the yumitorishiki, Hakuho strides down the hanamichi, sheds the blue suit, and reveals a mawashi. He stands in the way waiting for a competitor to appear, making every one uncomfortable for far too long. Then, when none appears, he turns back down the hanamichi, double birds to the sky.
  4. Churaumi

    Kyushu Basho 2021

    Hokuseiho will falter in actual juryo competition, Asanowaka is too small, Hiradoumi will be okay because I need to say something nice about someone today. The ozeki will be okay. Green baked goods.
  5. Churaumi

    Takakeisho in 2022

    O1E and not for long if his injuries don't improve significantly. He'll stay in makuuchi but as a maegashira by year's end. Sad news from the crystal ball today.
  6. Churaumi

    Highest ranked on January 2023 banzuke

    Mitakeumi will continue to be the forever sekiwake. There are a couple future ozeki on the list but they won't make it next year.
  7. Churaumi

    Is this the worst Ozumo career ever?

    At least he can say he was a "professional" athlete...just without any money.
  8. Churaumi

    Retirees after Aki 2021

    He did lose some, I remember several of us on the forum remarking he looked visibly smaller maybe six months into his career. It's just a bummer to follow a kid and have them go out like this. I just hope he's healthy and moves on to his next thing. There's still hope for Tanakayama, in terms of kids I've followed over the years.
  9. Churaumi

    Retirees after Aki 2021

    I saw a little documentary piece on him when his team won a national team sumo tournament when he was in middle school, and it showed an interview with his dad while Toma was eating rather aggressively. They seemed to believe size was the most important thing, but I would argue it's not that important. Few makuuchi wrestlers are as chunky as him.
  10. Churaumi

    Retirees after Aki 2021

    If true, that kind of breaks my heart. I followed his sumo in Okinawa as I could, and saw the pride the islanders showed in him. He vanished from my radar for a couple years then reappeared at Miyagino. I was kind of disappointed with his performance, but he just got too big.
  11. Churaumi

    Pokemon collabs with Sumo

    The Chiyomaru is strong with that one.
  12. Churaumi

    Pokemon collabs with Sumo

    I'm having to Google so many Pokémon, it feels like when I started watching sumo and had to look everything up all time.
  13. Churaumi

    Pokemon collabs with Sumo

    I guess my next question is which Pokémon is the grouchiest one? You know, so I know which one will Konosuke have?
  14. Churaumi

    Pokemon collabs with Sumo

    I know next to nothing about Pokémon, but I suppose if Shikimori Inosuke were made to wear a Pikachu suit it wouldn't affect his skills much, since he seems to not see well and falls off the dohyo all on his own.
  15. Churaumi

    Pokemon collabs with Sumo

    I assume the gyoji thing will be Pokémon patterns in the fabric of their clothes?