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  1. Class Dismissed Nagoya 2018

    Team: Mitakeumi, Yoshikaze, Chiyotairyu, Takarafuji, Asanoyama, Takekaze, Yago, Tokushoryu, Wakatakakage, Murata, Enho, Tomokaze, Nishikifuji, Ura, Tanabe Alternates: Chiyonoumi and Jokoryu Tiebreakers: Daiamami and Midorifuji
  2. Training pics overview June 2018

    I love Takayasu's expression. "Oh crap, not again..."
  3. Class Dismissed Natsu 2018

    My first sumo games yusho! This is truly an honor! I will gambarize and do my best to win back-to-back yusho in Nagoya. Arigatou gozaimashita!
  4. Aki jungyo 2018

    Such a nice poster! I wonder who the artist is. I'd like to have a print of that without the text.
  5. Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    While senshuraku is fresh on everyone's minds, I'd like to point out Tochinoshin's good sportsmanship. He had the fire in him to fight till the very end, but once Kakuryu defeated Hakuho and he exited through the hanamichi, he was all smiles. I know he had the promise of promotion, but it would've been very, very easy to wallow in his losses and be sore about letting the championship slip from his grasp. Instead, he looks proud of his accomplishments in the photos following the final bout of the day. As he should be.
  6. Sekitori Heya Game (SHG) Natsu 2018 ENTRY+STANDINGS

    An impressive zensho yusho, andonishiki! And congrats to Panda-zeki! Looks like I barely avoided MK. I'll have to gambarize next time...
  7. Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Tochi may be strong, but if he can't get that grip, it could go either way. He'll need to work on backup techniques if he wants to avoid what happened with Shodai today.
  8. Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    There was definitely a powerful aura when Tochinoshin walked in and when he walked out. Whether or not it's a Yokozuna aura, only time will tell. But I'm eager to see how well Ozeki Tochinoshin will fight in his debut in a couple months.
  9. Guess the rikishi

    You'd think it wouldn't be difficult to identify a 4-legged rikishi, yet I find myself at a loss.
  10. Funny videos and photos of rikishi at play

    Does anyone have the video where Ikioi does an impression of Hakuho's dohyo-iri? I swear I saw it on twitter in the past year but I can't seem to find it now.
  11. Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Giku's hands were nowhere near the ground when Hakuho charged. The Geek got robbed.
  12. Day 8 pics overview Natsu 2018

    "Come to Takanohana beya.... we have free scarves..."
  13. Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    I have to agree. Ishiura was an entertaining rikishi to watch a year or so ago, but his sumo has grown stale. I rarely pay attention during his bouts these days because the outcome is predictable.
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  15. Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    I'm hoping he manages to get the makushita yusho he missed out on. The little experience he got in juryo may be just the push he needs.