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New recruits for Haru 2017

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I put those who get announced from the start as for Haru immediately in here and not in the Hatsu thread.

Futagoyama-oyakata is quite successful at gathering private deshi for his future heya:

Takuya Fujita (18, 182cm, 120kg) will enter Fujishima-beya on graduation, as the 3rd graduate from Tochigi Kurobame high in Otawara-city to become pro, the other 2 entered 4 years ago and after reaching makushita already have retired (with the Kasugayama disaster: Kasugamaru and Fukuyamato). Fujita wants to surpass them and reach ozeki one time, like the oyakata: "I'll focus on keiko and with all might want to aim for higher up."

Futagoyama-oyakata is a friend of the school's sumo coach and since retirement has come to the school for guidance several times each year. Fujita caught his eye as a 1st year, that led to his choice to enter. He started sumo in 4th year primary school, oshi-zumo is his specialty, and this year he was at the inter-high and at the Kanto championships reached 3rd with the team.

http://www.shimotsuke.co.jp/news/tochigi/top/news/20161215/2540826

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On 13.12.2016 at 17:01, Akinomaki said:

Fukuyama will start not next, but at the Haru-basho http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2016/12/13/kiji/K20161213013903120.html

He may do an izori before Ura - he did none this year but before that 1 or 2 a year in university and once at a high school tournament. "I want to become a juryo and makuuchi rikishi loved at home", "I want to get to 120kg", "I want to do a powerful sumo like the oyakata" and of course "The goal is yokozuna." Fujishima-oyakata is his Senshu university senior.

I will continue the news about him in the proper thread - Asa-chan reported about "the next Ura"

 

 

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izori surely is spectacular, but may be detrimental to one's back. Ura became a little more careful.

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Nishikido-oyakata has declared that it is definite that Turbold will be joining the heya. He will be at the shin-deshi kensa for Haru and plans to start on the makushita doyho for Natsu. http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/1757287.html

On 4.12.2016 at 23:07, Kintamayama said:

Turbold just announced he is joining Nishikido beya.

He will start at Makushita tsukedashi 15.

 

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On 29.12.2016 at 11:42, Akinomaki said:

Nishikido-oyakata has declared that it is definite that Turbold will be joining the heya. He will be at the shin-deshi kensa for Haru and plans to start on the makushita doyho for Natsu. http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/1757287.html

Confirmed today. Sandanme tsukedashi qualifications were confirmed by the riji-kai for student championships runner-up Onami, who will join Arashio-beya, and for 3rd place Murata, who goes to Takasago-beya.

http://www.sanspo.com/sports/news/20170126/sum17012620010011-n1.html

On 5.11.2016 at 18:54, Akinomaki said:

Runner-up Onami (179cm, 110kg) is happy about the result. He's from a sumo family: grandson of komusubi Wakabayama, his 2 elder brothers Onami and Goshi are in Arashio-beya, the father was a rikishi as well. Asked if he plans to use the entry card to sandanme TD: "I haven't thought about anything yet. First of all the team event." http://www.sanspo.com/sports/news/20161105/sum16110520120008-n1.htm

 

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I sure hope Onami does better than his two elder brothers. 

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18 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

Nishikido-oyakata about his new recruit Turbold: "I want to avoid that the sense of the duty of having him achieve greatness turns into pressure for me and for him."

Has that lost something in translation? It's coming across to me as "I don't need any [more] stress".

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1 hour ago, RabidJohn said:

Has that lost something in translation? It's coming across to me as "I don't need any [more] stress".

I really worked hard on that translation (I am no translator) to have it sound just like that.

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On 26.1.2017 at 19:30, Akinomaki said:

Sandanme tsukedashi qualifications were confirmed by the riji-kai for student championships runner-up Onami, who will join Arashio-beya, and for 3rd place Murata, who goes to Takasago-beya.

The students 2016 team champion Toyodai's captain Murata and vice-captain Onami upon entering ozumo had a press conference at the university today. Murata (181cm, 160kg) wants to do sumo like 2 years sempai Mitakeumi, Onami (now with 180cm, 115kg) yearns to become the next Ishiura - if he can with the shikona of grandfather Wakabayama. http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/1772171.html

the 2 with their oyakata: Arashio, Onami, Murata, Takasago

http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2017/01/31/jpeg/20170130s00005000364000p_view.jpg

http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2017/01/31/jpeg/20170130s00005000359000p_view.jpg

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I look forward to follow these guys' careers.  I watched their college competition and liked Onami in particular.  

Onami is 180cm?   He looks shorter than that.   If he is indeed 180cm, he has a bigger advantage in height department against Ishiura.   Let's see how much weight he can/will gain for his first basho. 

Turbold - that bulge in the middle may end up being an hindrance to the greatness.   That puts a lot of stress on back, and lower body.  

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Ya, he seemed shorter to me as well, and I wonder if many of the sumo height listings are generous. Looking at pictures and video of the measurement all rikishi have done before their first tournament, it seems like the they are often being measured around an inch above the top of their head.

Excited to see these guys in ozumo, especially Turbold.

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Another Onami in Arashio Beya?  Then that's three brothers in the heya?  Onami, Goshi, and 'new' Onami

Edit:  I should have searched on the forum before posting the question (Sigh...)

 

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Amateur yokozuna Yago (22, 186cm, 170kg, Hokkaido, Memuro shusshin) enters Oguruma-beya and plans to start for Haru with his msTD15 qualification, but his knee problems may lead to a later dohyo debut at the Natsu basho. Both in height and weight he is above the makuuchi average of 184cm, 162kg. Heya connection: since his 2nd year he is a friend of Chudai sempai (ex-student yokozuna) Takekaze. His high school is Saitama Sakae. http://www.sanspo.com/sports/news/20170203/sum17020310000001-n1.html

http://www.hochi.co.jp/sports/sumo/20170203-OHT1T50031.html

On 5.12.2016 at 21:41, mikawa said:

Winner: Yago Takanori (矢後 太規, Chuo University)
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On 9.12.2016 at 14:29, Akinomaki said:

Videos of the preliminaries 1st, 2nd and 3rd round and 1st&2nd round of the final tournament of All Japan sumo

complete with: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfd-7MQ-hHY

 

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I thought the term "senpai" meant (in this situation) someone who was older than you that went to the same school as you at the same time you did, or perhaps directly after, not someone who attended 10+ years before you.  I guess if they're friends due to the common school it makes sense, but in general it doesn't feel right to use that term.  But I'm no expert on Japanese usage.

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It can be used for anyone who was ahead of you basically. Sometimes if the person was long before you, was very successful or important or indeed if you just want to show more respect you can say dai-senpai. I call Doreen dai-senpai because she has about 40 years of sumo involvement on me.

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The eldest son of the oyakata will enter Asahiyama-beya: Akihide Matsuzawa (18) has no(!) sumo experience and was in the rugby club at high shool, but he himself got the idea to enter and hopes to reach makuuchi. http://www.sanspo.com/sports/news/20170205/sum17020521360008-n1.html

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On ‎12‎/‎17‎/‎2016 at 11:51, Akinomaki said:

"the next Ura"

 

 

but ura's still active, and for only 2 years.

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Shinya Sato(?佐藤伸也) (15, 174cm, 105kg) from Obanazawa-city, Yamagata, will enter Sadogatake-beya - from the same city as the oyakata, but he is the first that age from there to enter the heya while Kotonowaka   is the shisho. Since nursery school he dreamed of becoming sekitori one day, at age 5 while watching sumo on TV with his grandfather, granddad suggested to him that he should become a rikishi and he instantly replied "Got it!". Till 5th year primary school he won the school's sumo tournament each year, but lost in the last year. In middle school he was in the judo club and was runner-up last year at the prefectural championships in the above 90kg category. That brought him offers to go to a judo stronghold high school, but it didn't shatter his resolve to enter ozumo. He is associated with the oyakata since 2012, where he took part in the event for kids by the heya at his school and "registered" with the heya. The oyakata after that came to visit him at home several times and end of last year, at an event by the heya in nearby Tendo-city, he received from the oyakata the necessary papers to apply for entering.  "I want to aim for the sekiwake rank the oyakata reached and above." http://yamagata-np.jp/news/201702/06/kj_2017020600151.php

oyakata advice: do the shiko stamping

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10 hours ago, PawnSums said:

but ura's still active, and for only 2 years.

In the heat of the sumo boom and the Ura hype, the Japanese media like to kindle the expectations - we may call Fukuyama just "the next like Ura"

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On 3.2.2017 at 11:52, Akinomaki said:

Amateur yokozuna Yago (22, 186cm, 170kg, Hokkaido, Memuro shusshin) enters Oguruma-beya

Heya connection: since his 2nd year he is a friend of Chudai sempai (ex-student yokozuna) Takekaze.

Today was the press conference at Chuo university: Takekaze, Yago, Oguruma-oyakata

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Uchi-deshi of Takekaze?

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Yago may not be entering sometime soon. Both his knees  are shot and he will enter only when he is 100% healthy. He injured his left knee ligament in the second year of Junior high and around the same time, suffered a right knee meniscus injury as well. "The truth is we will discuss this seriously. If his condition will be good he will enter in March. If not, it could be May or even July. We can not make any decision at the moment," said Oguruma Oyakata. In any case, he will start at Makushita tsukedashi 15. There is a stipulation, however, that he has to enter one year after his amateur yusho (December) at the latest. "I want to mount the dohyo in perfect condition," reiterated Yago himself.  Coincidentally, Oguruma oyakata, while active, was a strong candidate for Ozeki but then suffered a right knee ligament injury that sent him all the way down to Makushita so he knows what this is all about. "As far as injuries go, he is like me. I don't want him to repeat what happened to me," he summed.

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4 hours ago, Kintamayama said:

Coincidentally, Oguruma oyakata, while active, was a strong candidate for Ozeki but then suffered a right knee ligament injury that sent him all the way down to Makushita

Being a strong candidate for Ozeki only happened after his return from Makushita. He even became one.

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From the sumo clubs of Kanazawa gakuin university 2 and from the attached high school 1 will enter ozumo: 4th year students Yuya Nakamura for Miyagino-beya, Masataka Tanabe for Kise-beya, high school 3rd year Seigo Saito for Shikoroyama-beya.

http://www.hokkoku.co.jp/subpage/HT20170208401.htm

Tanabe, Nakamura, Saito with coaches

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On 21.9.2016 at 00:31, mikawa said:

41st National College Sumo Class-by-Class Championships (2016-9-18)

Open Weight Competition

3rd Place: Nakamura Yuya (中村 友哉, Kanazawa Gakuin University)

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Semi-Finals:
Miwa Hayato (三輪 隼斗, Nippon Sport Science University) vs Kitamura Naoki (北村 直樹, Tokyo University of Agriculture)
Nakamura Yuya (中村 友哉, Kanazawa Gakuin University) vs Turbold (トゥルボルド, Nihon University)

On 26.7.2016 at 05:20, robnplunder said:

 

Nakamura at mere 166 cm and < 100kg showed some good moves until being knocked off by Shiroyama in quarter-final.

On 9.6.2016 at 14:25, mikawa said:

90th West Japan Student Sumo Championships (2016-6-5)

Individual Competition:

1st: Nakamura Yuya (中村 友哉), Kanazawa Gakuin University

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The team won that as well, but no video - Tanabe was a member. He was harder to find: runner up at the Usa high school tournament in 2012: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwFGLd-hBVw

 

 

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