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Ichinojo in 2015

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  1. 1. What will be Ichinojo's rank on the January 2016 banzuke?

    • Yokozuna
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    • Ozeki
    • Sekiwake
    • Komusubi
    • M1 - M5
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    • M6 - M10
    • M11 - M17
    • Juryo
    • Makushita or below
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    • Intai
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  2. 2. How many kachi-koshi (8-7 or better records) will Ichinojo get in 2015?

  3. 3. What will be Ichinojo's best MAKUNOUCHI result (not including bashos in Juryo or below) in 2015?

    • 15-0
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    • 14-1
    • 13-2
    • 12-3
    • 11-4
    • 10-5
    • 9-6
    • 8-7
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    • 7-8
      0
    • 6-9
      0
    • 5-10
      0
    • 4-11
      0
    • 3-12
      0
    • 2-13
      0
    • 1-14
      0
    • 0-15
      0


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Ichinojo is perhaps the most exciting rikishi we have seen for a while. But how will he do in 2015?

(I am purposefully using the same questions as for the Ozunaarashi poll.)

Please leave a comment below, including your votes.

Please also predict the exact rank that he will be on the January 2016 banzuke.

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Ozeki, 5 KK in 2015 and 14-1 as his best result.

He will be Ozeki W for Hatsu Basho 2016.

Edited by teo_heel

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Ichinojo will continue to develop over 2015. His 2 MK will be injury bashos. He will have mixed results against the Joi-jin, but will pull off at least one 11-4 basho in a yusho push following his injury. He will end the year as a strong sekiwake.

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He is still gaining experience, I am optimistic though. With time I have no doubt he will be an Ozeki. I could see a 14-1, I am not sure he could get Hakuho but he might catch Kakuryu out. Its all hard to say but I hope he gets better and better and sticks around for a long time. From what I have seen of his interviews I really like the kid, he seems like a decent guy. He smiles, which is nice haha, Kakuryu and Kisenosato always look like they have tummy aches (I really do like Kisenosato because I have seen him at an event and he was really nice).

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Expect this lad just to keep improving as he picks up experience among the top-rankers, some of whom may fade in 2015.

Ozeki, 5KK, 12-3.

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He'll have a MK in the first half of the year, but he'll bounce back and make a successful Ozeki run late in the year, including a 13-2 which will be his best result.

So Ozeki 1 west, 5KK 13-2.

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rank in Hatsu 2016: Ozeki


six KK in 2015


with a 13-2 as best result


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Ichinojo in some ways had a tough basho (only one win over one of the top five -- Kisenosato), but still he got his kk the first time in sanyaku, which isn't easy. (And he skipped right over jo'i). It doesn't appear that Kotoshogiku is ever going to fully recover from his injury, so I fully expect to be down to two ozeki very quickly. (And if Goeido sustains an injury in Hatsu, which can happen to any rikishi in any bout, we could shockingly be down to one ozeki!) I see Ichinojo as a yokozuna in 2016, but not by Hatsu:

rank in Hatsu 2016: ozeki

5 kk in 2015

13-2 best result

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Rank in Hatsu 2016-Ozeki east


6 KKs in 2015


14-1 Yusho in Sep or November

Edited by Blue_Wolf

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My crystal ball says:

Ozeki (O1w)

5 KK

12-3 as best result

He will fumble early with a close 7-8 mk which will only put him back to the komusubi rank before he regroups and embark on his ozeki run.

If he manages to keep his nerves in check and improve his technique, especially on the belt-to-belt department, he cannot be stopped by the current jo'i-jin.

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I wonder why so many think that he will be an ozeki within ONE year.

His potential aside, its a vote of confidence in the abilities of the current batch of Ozeki...

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