YoungSumo

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  1. YoungSumo

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    I really hope Takashoryu can keep this form up. Those wins against Kagayaki, Yutakayama, Shodai and Takakeisho weren't just flukes.
  2. YoungSumo

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Tokushoryu winning would not be the first maegashira yusho although its not a common occurrence. If Tokushoryu is unable to handle the step up in competition next basho he could be in an unusual situation. Maegashira who win the yusho pretty much always reach a higher rank in their career. The last time a maegashira won the yusho and never reached Komusubi or higher is Orochiyama. He won the yusho in may of 1926 and he never went beyond his career high rank of M1e. Tokushoryu is already 33 years old and he spent most of his careers outside of makuuchi. We'll have to see if this is part of a late career resurgence or just an anomaly caused by a breakdown at the top.
  3. YoungSumo

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    And look at that. Surprises us again. The only way for Tokushoryu not to win the yusho now is for him to lose to Takakeisho (likely), Shodai to beat Mitakeumi (possible) and then Shodai has to beat him in a play-off (highly doubt Shodai can be trusted with that preasure).
  4. YoungSumo

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Tokushoryu winning would not be stealing it. He has been facing increasingly harder opponents the last few days and he keeps winning in impressive fashion. If he beats Shodai and manages another strong win on the final day it'd be very well deserved. That said I'd be surprised if he gets past Shodai tomorrow.
  5. YoungSumo

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    New recruits Nihonyanagi and Mudoho are 6-0 and will decide the yusho between themselves. The other new recruit, Dewanoryu, sits at 4-1. I'm excited about Terunofuji - Daishoho and Tokushoryu - Kagayaki tomorrow. Should be a good test to see where they all stand during an impressive basho for them.
  6. YoungSumo

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    And as we all expected Shodai and Tokushoryu are leading the pack after 9 days.
  7. YoungSumo

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Goeido's current form feels like a bit of a final push for glory. He's still got the drive but his body doesn't listen like it used to. I'll be cheering for him but as with Hakuho and Kakuryu, its very possible 2020 will be the last year of his career.
  8. YoungSumo

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    I feel like I somehow jinxed Motobayashi...
  9. YoungSumo

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Very exciting basho so far all throughout the banzuke. There aren't a lot of new recruits in jonokuchi but the three that are have a combined 8-1 record. The one loss being the result of two of the new recruits facing each other. Will be interesting to see how far these guys can climb together. 20 year old Mongolian Hokutenkai started his basho 3-0 in his first Sandamne appearance. He's now 16-1 total. His one loss coming to Murata in Hokutenkai's debut basho. Murata was a highly touted prospect himself, quickly reaching Makushita 1, but injuries sidelined him for a long time. Hokutenkai's debut basho was also the basho Murata returned and he hasn't lost since, outside of a play-off loss to Hokutenkai last basho. Could be the start of an interesting rivalry. In Makushita we have 19 year old Kitanowaka making his first appearance in the division. Four straight kachikoshis followed up by a 3-0 start to this basho are some good stats. He might not be a clear cut pick to reach the highest ranks but so far he's been doing everything right. I'd say he's one to look out for. Someone who does seem to be pencilled in for greatness is 23 year old Motobayashi. Yesterday he picked up his third win of the basho, pushing his total record 24-0. Now only 3 wins away from tying Jokoryu's record of wins from debut its the question when he'll hit a wall, if he even will. There is also 19 year old Naya who has had a fast rise up the rankings and at 2-1 at Ms5 he might be making a serious run at a Juryo spot. Terunofuji's apparent return to form has him storming through the lower ranks and now bullying the guys in Juryo. Will we see Terunofuji at his pre-injury form? If thats the case he's coming back at the right time with the old guard like Hakuho, Kakuryu and Goeido inching ever closer to retirement. The main dish has been especially entertaining in my opinion. With Hakuho and Kakuryu dropping out early in the tournament its anyone's game now. I'm really excited to see how this one plays out.
  10. YoungSumo

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Motobayashi now has 23 straight wins from debut. Jokoryu better watch out.
  11. YoungSumo

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Endo, Hokutofuji and Asanoyama are the stand outs so far. Wonder how long they can keep it up. Takakeisho and Hakuho are definitely not out of it at 2-1.
  12. YoungSumo

    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Shodai is at 10 wins at the moment and faces Asanoyama on the final day. I imagine he'd get the kanto-sho if he wins.
  13. YoungSumo

    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Really happy Mitakeumi got his 2nd yusho. He looked very determined today. Hopefully he can carry this over into the next tournament and make an Ozeki run. Biggest surprise on day 15 was Ishiura getting his KK by beating Tamawashi. Really impressive.
  14. YoungSumo

    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    Man I loved Endo/Hokutofuji, bout of the basho for me. Kakuryu winning was very deserved, his 6th yusho now. Before Harumafuji and Kisenosato's untimely exits I'd never have expected that. Tomokaze Shukun-sho is a nobrainer, Terutsoyoshi getting the Kanto-sho makes a lot of sense too but two people getting the Gino-sho? That doesn't happen often. Although I do think Endo and Enho did deserve it.
  15. YoungSumo

    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    Its all still in Kakuryu's hands though. Regardless of tomorrow's results he'll be guaranteed at least a play-off if he beats Hakuho on day 15.