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36th All Japan College Sumo Uwajima Tournament (2019-04-29)

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Now that Reiwa has arrived, it's time to try out a spoiler-free version of these amateur sumo tournament reports. Please let me know whether you prefer this layout.

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Individual Quarter-Final #1 - Tanaka Daisuke (田中 大介), Chuo University  vs  Fukai Takuto (深井 拓斗), Toyo University
Individual Quarter-Final #2 - Nishikawa Toki (西川 登輝), Chuo University  vs  Nakamura Taiki (中村 泰輝), Nippon Sport Science University
Individual Quarter-Final #3 - Shiroyama Seira (城山 聖羅), Toyo University  vs  Tanioka Koshiro (谷岡 倖志郎), Kindai University
Individual Quarter-Final #4 - Yamaichi Daigo (山市 大悟), Takushoku University  vs  Suguro Ruki (勝呂 隆稀), Takushoku University

 

Individual Semi-Final #1 - Tanaka Daisuke (田中 大介), Chuo University  vs  Nishikawa Toki (西川 登輝), Chuo University
Individual Semi-Final #2 - Shiroyama Seira (城山 聖羅), Toyo University  vs  Suguro Ruki (勝呂 隆稀), Takushoku University

 

Individual Final - Tanaka Daisuke (田中 大介), Chuo University  vs  Suguro Ruki (勝呂 隆稀), Takushoku University

 

Team Semi-Final #1 - Chuo University vs Nippon Sport Science University

 

Team Semi-Final #2 - Kindai University vs Toyo University

 

Team FinalChuo University vs Toyo University

 

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Individual Competition

Winner - Tanaka Daisuke (田中 大介), Chuo University, Tokyo

Runner-Up - Suguro Ruki (勝呂 隆稀), Takushoku University, Tokyo

Semi-Finals - Nishikawa Toki (西川 登輝), Chuo University, Tokyo
Semi-Finals -
Shiroyama Seira (城山 聖羅), Toyo University, Tokyo

Quarter-Finals - Fukai Takuto (深井 拓斗), Toyo University, Tokyo
Quarter-Finals -
Nakamura Taiki (中村 泰輝), Nippon Sport Science University, Tokyo
Quarter-Finals -
Tanioka Koshiro (谷岡 倖志郎), Kindai University, Osaka
Quarter-Finals -
Yamaichi Daigo (山市 大悟), Takushoku University, Tokyo

 

Team Competition

Winner - Chuo University
Nishikawa Toki
(西川 登輝) ・ Sumigi Genta (住木 厳太) ・ Kanno Yota (菅野 陽太) ・ Tanaka Daisuke (田中 大介) ・ Nakamura Yusei (中村 悠星)

Runner-Up - Toyo University
Shiroyama Seira (城山 聖羅) ・ Hoshiba Shinsuke (干場 伸介) ・ Asano Ryo (浅野 凌) ・ Fukai Takuto (深井 拓斗) ・ Shigematsu Tatsuhiro
(重松 龍大)

Semi-Finals - Nippon Sport Science University
Semi-Finals - Kindai University

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Individual final Tanaka-Suguro o

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http://www.ehime-np.co.jp/article/news201904300099

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the Chuodai yusho team - on the left: in the back Tanaka, in front Sumiki

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an izori in the ind. 2nd round by Niki from Kansei gakuin - Ura's university

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no video yet - some of Niki's bouts on this Kansei gakuin supporter channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOTX6gjrBJer8VlNz-wQU4g/search?query=仁木

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Just like the Battle of Winterfell gave us an unexpected conclusion, this year's college sumo has started with some surprising results. Few would have expected the Uwajima Tournament to be won by Chuo's Tanaka Daisuke, and even fewer would have predicted his opponent in the final would be Takushoku's Suguro Ruki.

For Toyo fourth year and 2-time amateur banzuke topper Shiroyama Seira, this was his best ever result in the Uwajima Tournament, but even he couldn't do anything against that spectacular move which Suguro pulled off in their semi-final bout.

The team final is a rematch of last year's Uwajima final, and this time, Chuo were able to come out on top. At the moment it's looking like Chuo and Toyo are the strongest college teams this year, but it's still very early days. Next up, the Usa Tournament.

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Great tournament for Chuo. They did well last year with a young team--in fact the exact same team as this year--and went an extra step for the 2019 tournament. Hatsuyama and Hoshiba have some promise for Toyo, but definitely aren't at the level of recent graduates Shiraishi and Nakajima, so Toyo may struggle to retain their dominance this year.

I'm happy for Tanaka. He'd fallen short in some big finals before (Interhigh, Kokutai, Towada), but finally pulled a yusho out. He's a huge guy with some ability beyond his size too. By my count Shiroyama has now reached at least the semifinals in every national tournament (plus all the East Japan tournaments) other than Towada and the All-Japans. He was unbeaten in his 6 team matches here I believe as well, so although no yusho still a strong start for arguably the top collegiate rikishi of the past few years.

And nice result for Nittaidai's Nakamura to reach the best 8 in his first collegiate tournament.

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