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Naya 2 (Takamori) has declared an intention to join ozumo for the Haru basho after graduation from Chuo university. At the student championships on the weekend, with a loss in the prelims 3rd round, he didn't make it to the final best 32 tournament in the individuals and wasn't even in the team, which made it to the best 8. "I'm thinking about it. I'm ready to even start from maezumo." https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/201911040000126.html.

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He is the worst of the Nayas. It's rather striking how easily opponents send him flying considering his size. Usually the collegiate rikishi are sure bets to make it fairly quickly to makushita at least, but he may struggle even with sandamne.

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He wasn't on his school team, as in, there were 5 people better than him at his own school?

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52 minutes ago, Gurowake said:

He wasn't on his school team, as in, there were 5 people better than him at his own school?

Ya, and there are probably more than 5 better than him. He's dismal to watch vs anyone half decent on the college scene, and is very underpowered given his size, pedigree, and sumo experience.

Here is footage from last month of typical Takamori. This was a 9 vs 9 tournament, and he was cut from that team part way through after losing all his matches. 

 

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On 04/11/2019 at 08:29, Katooshu said:

He is the worst of the Nayas. It's rather striking how easily opponents send him flying considering his size. Usually the collegiate rikishi are sure bets to make it fairly quickly to makushita at least, but he may struggle even with sandamne.

I see what you mean.  Just looking at the two video clips, he is probably better off in pursuing another career.   

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I put this in the Hatsu thread by mistake earlier, sorry. Here it is again:

Joining Tagonoura-beya will be Kazuma Matsuki (松木 一真), after he finishes at Sumino Junior High in Niihama, Ehime prefecture. He has no sumo experience, but has participated in the martial art shorinji kempo and table tennis during his school years. He currently stands at 178cm, 77kg.

Matsuki will move to the heya in mid-February, and will be the second active rikishi from Niihama, along with Sadogatake-beya's Kotonoshu.

Tagonoura-oyakata (former Maegashira Takanotsuru) visited the school.

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7 hours ago, Yubinhaad said:

I put this in the Hatsu thread by mistake earlier, sorry. Here it is again:

Joining Tagonoura-beya will be Kazuma Matsuki (松木 一真), after he finishes at Sumino Junior High in Niihama, Ehime prefecture. He has no sumo experience, but has participated in the martial art shorinji kempo and table tennis during his school years. He currently stands at 178cm, 77kg.

Matsuki will move to the heya in mid-February, and will be the second active rikishi from Niihama, along with Sadogatake-beya's Kotonoshu.

Tagonoura-oyakata (former Maegashira Takanotsuru) visited the school.

The Yahoo news video from local Ehime TV about Kazuma Matsuki joining https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20191206-00000006-ebc-l38

The reason he got scouted and joins ozumo is the size of his feet - 29cm - the oyakata in the interview points out the importance of the (large) feet for a rikishi

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I've read on a Japanese amasumo blog that Yukihiro Hasimoto, last year's captain of Waseda University, will be turning pro with Onoe beya (apparently his family has Kumamoto ties like the oyakata). He has a sandamne qualification as a result of making the best 8 of the student championships. He was also runner-up in a national tournament earlier that year, and in his 2nd-year was the 135kg national weight class champion.

On the right. He is about 178cm and 125kg, and is an oshi-specialist. He reminds me a bit of Chiyonoumi. 

He is also the guy beating Naya in the second video above

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On 04/11/2019 at 01:09, Akinomaki said:

Naya 2 (Takamori)

How old is he?

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Having just completed his final year of university sumo, he'd be 22 or 23 I'd think

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