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54th National college select Towada sumo tournament

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Today in Towada, Aomori.

Tekkan has a 6h live coverage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZ6-Yuug2bk

Kindai's Kanzaki won the individuals against Nittaidai's Miyazaki.

Nichidai won the team event, after 4 years for the 29th time.

Only 1st round team bouts have pics so far

Kindai's Nagauchi beats Chudai's Nakamura http://www.toonippo.co.jp/articles/-/233444

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Takudai's Saito lost to a Nichidai's Enami http://www.daily-tohoku.news/archives/21131

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results on this blog https://ameblo.jp/kk4677/day-20190814.html

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3rd place finish for Nittaidai freshman Nakamura. He's reached the semifinals or beyond at 6 of the 7 college tournaments he's competed in! That is some debut year...

And for a collegiate sumo powerhouse, it feels like it's been a long time since someone from Nichidai has won an individual national openweight tournament. Last I recall is Nakashima becoming student yokozuna back in 2017, and since then we've had multiple winners from each of Nittaidai, Kindai, Toyo, and Chuo--but not one for Nichidai. They've had at least 5 different runners-up but can't seem to get all the way there...

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Today was the 68th high school select Towada sumo tournament

Tekkan has covered it, I haven't found the results yet

Kumamoto Buntoku won against Niigata Kaiyo 2-1 in the team final for their first yusho

qf: the local Sanbongi team vs Kaiyo: Yamazaki-Murayama

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180kg Kawabuchi of Kanazawa Gakuin won the individual competition, defeating Tottori Johoku's 170kg Mukainakano in the final. Kawabuchi also won the Kochi national tournament earlier in the year and a tournament to land a spot on the national team in October's world championship.

Dawiniji lost to Kawabuchi in the semis after beating Hanada in the quarterfinals. I don't recognize the other losing semifinalist....

Not sure where high school yokozuna Okuwa finished, but runner-up Kusano lost to Hanada in the round of 16.

Kawabuchi vs Mukainakano final

Quarters and Semis

 

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Poor gyoji, he had to yell "Hakkeyoi!" 11 times in that second semi-final to get the bout rolling again.

The other semi-finalist is Ochiai Yudai (落合 優大) from Kanazawa Technical High School.

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