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11 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

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Just look at the average newcomer, something needs to change. I'm at 187cm 130kg and my tits dont sag like that, 100% unhealthy.

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4 minutes ago, Joaoiyama said:

I'm at 187cm 130kg and my tits dont sag like that

So you've got a belly for them to rest on. B-)

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3 minutes ago, Jakusotsu said:

So you've got a belly for them to rest on. B-)

True i have a belly, but who am i compared to the grandson of one the greats and a big prospect? He shouldn't be anywhere near the shape of a mere fatty.:-D

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Lots of hyperbole here. Let's wait and see what his physique looks like after a couple of years of professional-grade training, shall we? It's not like they immediately start packing on extra pounds of fat after joining. Plenty of recruits are in less than ideal condition at the start of their professional careers, even coming from the more highly regarded amateur programs.

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2 hours ago, Asashosakari said:

Lots of hyperbole here. Let's wait and see what his physique looks like after a couple of years of professional-grade training, shall we? It's not like they immediately start packing on extra pounds of fat after joining. Plenty of recruits are in less than ideal condition at the start of their professional careers, even coming from the more highly regarded amateur programs.

Aye- isn't the case that those who are too fat for their own good as newcomers initially lose weight before gaining it back? 

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22 minutes ago, McBugger said:

Aye- isn't the case that those who are too fat for their own good as newcomers initially lose weight before gaining it back? 

Yes, exemples like Kotoshogiku, started at 140 then went down to 125 , Takanohana started at 122 then slimmed down to 110, on the other side there's Onokuni who started at 94 and went all the way to 210.

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People are mentioning guys like Chiyoshoma and Arawashi, but I hardly think their size is ideal for the top division, even if it looks prettier and isn't as damaging to their long term health. They're very skillful but are moved around too easily once they get into the higher ranks. I think someone like Tamawashi has a good physique  at 190 and a solid 165 or so.

Naya's big but I don't find his size alarming (also I think most rikishi look bigger not in a mawashi, as it tends to hold things in more). He may well join the far too heavy group, but he may not. Let's see...

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4 hours ago, Katooshu said:

 I think someone like Tamawashi has a good physique  at 190 and a solid 165 or so.

Naya's big but I don't find his size alarming (also I think most rikishi look bigger not in a mawashi, as it tends to hold things in more). He may well join the far too heavy group, but he may not. Let's see...

Tamawashi started at 133kg and he only reached 160 almost 10 years later at 30, if Naya wants a shot at makuuchi he needs to get in shape before his body falls apart, 166 is too heavy for a 188cm 19yr freshman.

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On 07/12/2017 at 18:41, Akinomaki said:

Shinnosuke Tanahashi, 3rd year from the Nobeoka high judo club will enter Musashigawa-beya. Musashigawa-oyakata was having an eye on him for 2 and 1/2 years now. He won the yusho in the judo 100kg division at the prefectural interhigh this year:

176cm, 98kg for him: "I loved sumo, so I opted for this."

On 10/01/2018 at 19:06, Akinomaki said:

Nakajima (or -shima) (18) for Tamanoi, from the Miyazaki Nichidai high wrestling club (120kg division) - his father is from the US.

185cm, 141kg for him.

Konno from the judo club of Ryukoku high in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, the son of Kitanishiki enters Sadogatake-beya. "First of all my father is the goal" (sandanme) http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2018/01/11/kiji/20180111s00005000052000c.html

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he decided to enter now

On 11/11/2017 at 15:20, Akinomaki said:

He may enter already for Hatsu - but it's not decided yet and I already have this thread

Yoshiki Sakabayashi (17, 175cm, 130kg), local from the Takaoka koryo high school, Toyama pref. will enter Onoe-beya - as the 6th from his high school.

He loves sumo since he was small and started it at 3rd grade. He was in the best 32 at the March high school select tournament, won the pref. tournament heavy weight division and was 4th at the pref. interhigh. He gained 30kg in the 3 years at high school.

In June he trained together with Onoe-beya rikishi when they came to the prefecture and was approached by the oyakata. In August he was in Tokyo and at the heya.

Yoshiki Sakabayashi 坂林欣紀, 175cm, 124kg: "Around me just big guys. I'll do my best not to lose." Goal is to become like the new pref. hero Asanoyama. He wants to use his real name as shikona.  http://webun.jp/item/7428283

I was delighted to find out that the full text can be read when opening the article from here https://www.47news.jp/sports/sumo/1189323.html

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these few articles are drowning in the flood of reports on Naya

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NSK data:
SHIKONA KANJI NAME HEYA HEIGHT WEIGHT DOB BIRTHPLACE
Higashi Higashi Kota Takasago 182 119 18 - May - 1999 Kochi
Konno 紺野 Konno Yuki Sadogatake 179 126 04 - January - 2000 Hokkaido
Kuwano 桑野 Kuwano Koki Ounomatsu 176 86 13 - July - 1998 Fukuoka
Nakanishi 中西 Nakanishi Yusei Sakaigawa 176 155 09 - November - 1999 Kumamoto
Nakashima 中島 Nakashima Makoto Tamanoi 185 141 24 - August - 1999 Miyazaki
Naya 納谷 Naya Konosuke Otake 188 166 14 - February - 2000 Tokyo
Sakabayashi 坂林 Sakabayashi Yoshiki Onoe 175 124 28 - November - 1999 Toyama
Tanahashi 棚橋 Tanahashi Shinnosuke Musashigawa 176 98 23 - May - 1999 Miyazaki
Tanaka 田中 Tanaka Sota Kokonoe 170 120 19 - October - 1995 Hokkaido

 

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Naya and Yutakashouryuu ? (豊昇龍 Asashouryuu's nephew) won their respective bouts today. Naya beat the Takasago guy Asaazuma 朝東? "I felt good. My uncle was a Yokozuna so I think that I have to be one too, otherwise it's not good," said Yutakashouryuu. "I was tense, but it's good to win my first bout, said Naya, Taihou's grandson.

Edit - It's Houshouryuu, apparently.

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There are that many pics of Naya and Hoshoryu today that I'd get bashed again for spamming a useful thread - they are in the daily overview for day 3

Tanaka for Kokonoe on the heya twitter - he did American football in university and came to the heya on his own

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Here we go then, and with a crowded house, as no less than 5 returnees have joined delayed Mongolian newcomer Hoshoryu and the 9 freshly signed-up Japanese kids.

Shikona adoptions:

Byambasuren -> Hōshōryū 豊昇龍 (reading presumably inspired by Asashōryū, but with a different middle kanji here)
Higashi -> Asaazuma 朝東 (obviously)
Konno -> Kotokonno 琴紺野 (obviously)
Nakashima -> Azumaiwa 東岩 (confirmed by NHK's coverage)

Kuwano was not in action today, it remains to be seen whether he's just missed this day or will be absent altogether.

Day 3

Two camera angles to choose from today with Abema delivering the usual shomen-side camera and One And Only the gyoji-side view:

 

 

Results:

Mz1   Kenho (0-1)             Mz2   Fukuminato (1-0)
Mz3   Nakano (0-1)            Mz4   Harimanada (1-0)
Mz5   Unzendake (0-1)         Mz6   Hoshoryu (1-0)
Mz7   Asaazuma (0-1)          Mz8   Naya (1-0)
Mz9   Kotokonno (0-1)         Mz10  Tanahashi (1-0)
Mz12  Tanaka (0-1)            Mz11  Sakabayashi (1-0)
Mz13  Nakanishi (1-0)         Mz14  Azumaiwa (0-1)

Great bout between Kotokonno and Tanahashi! And a good first showing by Hoshoryu against mid-sandanme returnee Unzendake. Naya on the other hand was completely untested here. Near-sweep for the West side today with only Nakanishi able to save the honour of the East siders.

Standings:

Mz2   Fukuminato   Minato       1-0   |   Mz1   Kenho      Tokitsukaze  0-1
Mz4   Harimanada   Onoe         1-0   |   Mz3   Nakano     Miyagino     0-1
Mz6   Hoshoryu     Tatsunami    1-0   |   Mz5   Unzendake  Sakaigawa    0-1
Mz8   Naya         Otake        1-0   |   Mz7   Asaazuma   Takasago     0-1
Mz10  Tanahashi    Musashigawa  1-0   |   Mz9   Kotokonno  Sadogatake   0-1
Mz11  Sakabayashi  Onoe         1-0   |   Mz12  Tanaka     Kokonoe      0-1
Mz13  Nakanishi    Sakaigawa    1-0   |   Mz14  Azumaiwa   Tamanoi      0-1
                                          Mz15  Kuwano     Onomatsu     0-0-1

 

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I take my words back, Naya has a good build and some muscle too. Really big 17 year old.

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Byambasuren looks sharp! But i´m afraid that media is putting to much light on this boys....Happends all the time in Brasil with great ex-football players sons and nephews when they try to go pro....and its not a good thing.

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It turned out well for Takanohaha (and his brother).  Or did it?

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Day 4

Kenho has withdrawn, probably not a great surprise given his showing on Day 1. Kuwano was also absent again.
 

 


Results:

Mz6   Hoshoryu (2-0)          Mz2   Fukuminato (1-1)
Mz8   Naya (2-0)              Mz4   Harimanada (1-1)
Mz10  Tanahashi (1-1)         Mz11  Sakabayashi (2-0)
Mz3   Nakano (0-2)            Mz9   Kotokonno (1-1)
Mz5   Unzendake (1-1)         Mz12  Tanaka (0-2)
Mz7   Asaazuma (0-2)          Mz14  Azumaiwa (1-1)
Mz13  Nakanishi (2-0)         Mz2   Fukuminato (1-2)

Zero trouble for Hoshoryu and Naya again. Based on today's scheduling they might not meet tomorrow either, and rather face the other two unbeaten rookies.

And maybe it's just me, but that gyoji's calls before the last bout sounded nothing like "Fukuminato" or "Nakanishi".

Standings:

Mz6   Hoshoryu     Tatsunami  2-0   |   Mz2   Fukuminato  Minato       1-2   |   Mz1   Kenho     Tokitsukaze  0-1-1
Mz8   Naya         Otake      2-0   |   Mz4   Harimanada  Onoe         1-1   |   Mz3   Nakano    Miyagino     0-2
Mz11  Sakabayashi  Onoe       2-0   |   Mz5   Unzendake   Sakaigawa    1-1   |   Mz7   Asaazuma  Takasago     0-2
Mz13  Nakanishi    Sakaigawa  2-0   |   Mz9   Kotokonno   Sadogatake   1-1   |   Mz12  Tanaka    Kokonoe      0-2
                                        Mz10  Tanahashi   Musashigawa  1-1   |   Mz15  Kuwano    Onomatsu     0-0-2
                                        Mz14  Azumaiwa    Tamanoi      1-1

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well they fought today and the bout was featured on the NHK coverage if somebody can lift it out of the stream.

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Day 5

Yep, they gave the audience what it clearly wanted.

 


Results:

Mz7   Asaazuma (1-2)          Mz3   Nakano (0-3)
Mz2   Fukuminato (1-3)        Mz4   Harimanada (2-1)
Mz5   Unzendake (2-1)         Mz10  Tanahashi (1-2)
Mz9   Kotokonno (1-2)         Mz14  Azumaiwa (2-1)
Mz6   Hoshoryu (2-1)          Mz8   Naya (3-0)
Mz13  Nakanishi (3-0)         Mz11  Sakabayashi (2-1)
Mz12  Tanaka (0-3)            Mz3   Nakano (1-3)

The first of presumably quite a number of future meetings between Hoshoryu and Naya.


Standings:

3-win target achieved:
#01  Mz8   Naya         Otake      3-0
#02  Mz13  Nakanishi    Sakaigawa  3-0

Still active:
     Mz4   Harimanada   Onoe       2-1   |   Mz2   Fukuminato  Minato       1-3   |   Mz1   Kenho          Tokitsukaze  0-1-2
     Mz5   Unzendake    Sakaigawa  2-1   |   Mz3   Nakano      Miyagino     1-3   |   Mz12  Tanaka         Kokonoe      0-3
     Mz6   Hoshoryu     Tatsunami  2-1   |   Mz7   Asaazuma    Takasago     1-2   |   Mz15  Kuwano         Onomatsu     0-0-3
     Mz11  Sakabayashi  Onoe       2-1   |   Mz9   Kotokonno   Sadogatake   1-2
     Mz14  Azumaiwa     Tamanoi    2-1   |   Mz10  Tanahashi   Musashigawa  1-2
 

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On ‎10‎/‎01‎/‎2018 at 18:06, Akinomaki said:

Nakajima (or -shima) (18) for Tamanoi, from the Miyazaki Nichidai high wrestling club (120kg division) - his father is from the US.


Pretty sure this is Nakashima/Azumaiwa in red winning his bout in this team competition (starts after 43:40 if the timestamp doesn't work). And also this bout in an individual competition, but this time in blue and losing.

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Sorry for falling a day behind.

Day 6

 

 

Results:

Mz5   Unzendake (3-1)         Mz4   Harimanada (2-2)
Mz6   Hoshoryu (3-1)          Mz11  Sakabayashi (2-2)
Mz14  Azumaiwa (3-1)          Mz2   Fukuminato (1-4)
Mz3   Nakano (1-4)            Mz9   Kotokonno (2-2)
Mz7   Asaazuma (1-3)          Mz10  Tanahashi (2-2)
Mz12  Tanaka (1-3)            Mz2   Fukuminato (1-5)

Some nifty action between Asaazuma and Tanahashi, and nice to see Tanaka escape winlessness.


Standings:

3-win target achieved:
#01  Mz8   Naya         Otake       3-0
#02  Mz13  Nakanishi    Sakaigawa   3-0
#03  Mz5   Unzendake    Sakaigawa   3-1
#04  Mz6   Hoshoryu     Tatsunami   3-1
#05  Mz14  Azumaiwa     Tamanoi     3-1

Still active:
     Mz4   Harimanada   Onoe         2-2   |   Mz2   Fukuminato  Minato    1-5   |   Mz1   Kenho   Tokitsukaze  0-1-3
     Mz9   Kotokonno    Sadogatake   2-2   |   Mz3   Nakano      Miyagino  1-4   |   Mz15  Kuwano  Onomatsu     0-0-4
     Mz10  Tanahashi    Musashigawa  2-2   |   Mz7   Asaazuma    Takasago  1-3
     Mz11  Sakabayashi  Onoe         2-2   |   Mz12  Tanaka      Kokonoe   1-3
 

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Day 7

 


Results:

Mz9   Kotokonno (2-3)         Mz4   Harimanada (3-2)
Mz10  Tanahashi (2-3)         Mz11  Sakabayashi (3-2)
Mz3   Nakano (1-5)            Mz2   Fukuminato (2-5)
Mz12  Tanaka (1-4)            Mz7   Asaazuma (2-3)

Mz9   Kotokonno (2-4)         Mz10  Tanahashi (3-3)
Mz2   Fukuminato (3-5)        Mz7   Asaazuma (2-4)

Some excellent sumo on display for a final day. Returnee Fukuminato with the rarely seen 3-5 "winning" maezumo record.


The final standings:

3-win target achieved:
#01  Mz8   Naya           Otake        3-0
#02  Mz13  Nakanishi      Sakaigawa    3-0
#03  Mz5   Unzendake      Sakaigawa    3-1
#04  Mz6   Hoshoryu       Tatsunami    3-1
#05  Mz14  Azumaiwa       Tamanoi      3-1
#06  Mz4   Harimanada     Onoe         3-2
#07  Mz11  Sakabayashi    Onoe         3-2
#08  Mz10  Tanahashi      Musashigawa  3-3
#09  Mz2   Fukuminato     Minato       3-5

Remaining order:
#10  Mz9   Kotokonno      Sadogatake   2-4
#11  Mz7   Asaazuma       Takasago     2-4
#12  Mz3   Nakano         Miyagino     1-5
#13  Mz12  Tanaka         Kokonoe      1-4
#14  Mz1   Kenho          Tokitsukaze  0-1-4
 --  Mz15  Kuwano         Onomatsu     0-0-5

As always, the correct order of the less-than-3-wins guys is subject to verification based on tomorrow's official news by the Kyokai.

Edit: Verified without changes.

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So nobody's making a bad joke involving Aa! Harimanada? Is that how it's gonna be? Well I'm going to show some restraint, but it's itchy.  

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The presentation. Unfortunately Abema apparently had a near 10-minute broadcast interruption starting right during the ceremony, so only OAO's video is complete.
 

 


All shikona in kanji per the above and the qualification order are confirmed.

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