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Primary School Banzuke 2019 - Grade 5

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Following on from last week's Grade 4 banzuke, we have here the banzuke for Grade 5. This list is also produced by adding up how well each wrestler did in national level tournaments over the past year, with the Top 32 included in the banzuke. Did I mention there's a Kaisei on here?

This banzuke takes into account the following tournaments:

 

East Yokozuna - Toyoda Rinnosuke (豊田 倫之亮), Kagoshima
West Yokozuna - Ota Ritsuki (太田 力月), Kanagawa

East Ozeki - Aoki Kanta (青木 貫太), Shizuoka
West Ozeki - Anand Aditya (アナンド アディテヤ), Mongolia

East Sekiwake - Ogasawara Kosuke (小笠原 広祐), Aomori
West Sekiwake - Tamiya Aiki (田宮 愛喜), Aichi

East Komusubi - Shigemura Konosuke (重村 鴻之介), Kagoshima
West Komusubi - Hoshi Yuito (星 結仁), Niigata

East Maegashira 1 - Takezawa Hikaru (竹澤 光), Saitama
West Maegashira 1 - Yoshimoto Yohei (吉本 陽平), Kumamoto

East Maegashira 2 - Okamoto Sentaro (岡本 千太朗), Aichi
West Maegashira 2 - Kasugai Masahiro (春日井 雅大), Gifu

East Maegashira 3 - Takeuchi Hinata (竹内 日向), Nagasaki
West Maegashira 3 - Hori Arata (隍 新太), Kyoto

East Maegashira 4 - Sonoda Hiroto (園田 大登), Osaka
West Maegashira 4 - Otawa Yu (大田和 優), Ibaraki

East Maegashira 5 - Omura Jingi (小村 仁義), Tottori
West Maegashira 5 - Ibata Yuki (井畠 悠希), Toyama

East Maegashira 6 - Iritakenishi Kaisei (入嵩西 快生), Fukuoka
West Maegashira 6 - Kido Kodai (城戸 豪大), Tokyo

East Maegashira 7 - Tada Fukunosuke (多田 福之助), Niigata
West Maegashira 7 - Yasuda Atsufumi (安田 篤史), Ishikawa

East Maegashira 8 - Jike Ruiki (寺家 琉唯輝), Oita
West Maegashira 8 - Yamada Shintaro (山田 心太朗), Hyogo

East Maegashira 9 - Tajima Chiaki (田島 千照), Gifu
West Maegashira 9 - Tatsuki Ko (田附 昂), Aomori

East Maegashira 10 - Taniguchi Shiro (谷口 志朗), Ishikawa
West Maegashira 10 - Kondo Shinya (近藤 真矢), Okayama

East Maegashira 11 - Endo Hidekazu (遠藤 秀和), Shizuoka
West Maegashira 11 - Saikusa Masayasu (三枝 正恭), Kagawa

East Maegashira 12 - Nakamura Hiromi (中村 大海), Saitama
West Maegashira 12 - Imai Nozomu (今井 望夢), Ibaraki

  

Sanyaku Photos

East Yokozuna - Toyoda Rinnosuke (豊田 倫之亮), Kagoshima

Toyoda.jpg

 

West Yokozuna - Ota Ritsuki (太田 力月), Kanagawa

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East Ozeki - Aoki Kanta (青木 貫太), Shizuoka

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West Ozeki - Anand Aditya (アナンド アディテヤ), Mongolia

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East Sekiwake - Ogasawara Kosuke (小笠原 広祐), Aomori

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West Sekiwake - Tamiya Aiki (田宮 愛喜), Aichi

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East Komusubi - Shigemura Konosuke (重村 鴻之介), Kagoshima

Konosuke.jpg

 

West Komusubi - Hoshi Yuito (星 結仁), Niigata

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Going into the 2019/2020 season, the biggest question for this year group was - would Primary School Yokozuna and Hakuho Cup winner Toyoda Rinnosuke be able to win the Wanpaku Tournament in October and thus hold all three national titles at the same time?

After he came, he saw, and he conquered the Wanpaku national finals, the question then became - would Toyoda Rinnosuke be able to defend his other two titles and thus complete the seasonal grand slam? Five consecutive championships later, the answer to that is a resounding YES!

What makes Rinnosuke so hard to beat is that not only is he very strong, being able to just blast his opponents out of the ring, he's even better on the belt. Whether you specialise in push sumo or belt sumo, he will always find a way to win. Take his Hakuho Cup final from February for example. His rival Shigemura Konosuke (on the right) tried everything he could to unbalance the champ, even doing a leg trip, but Rinnosuke was just too good, too strong. It was great power sumo, and one of the bouts of the year:

 

The only time this past year that Rinnosuke has come close to losing was his Wanpaku final against Kotomitsuki's son, Tamiya Aiki. Aiki's strategy going into that bout was on point. By swiping aside Rinnosuke's arm, he was able to attack his opponent from the side and put him in real trouble. However, even in such a bad situation, Rinnosuke still found a way to win. The commentator announced the kimarite as hatakikomi, but hatakikomi doesn't really do the move justice. It was more like a tottari (arm bar throw) but grabbing his opponent's other arm.

 

Whilst it was the perfect year for Toyoda Rinnosuke, it had been somewhat disappointing for his two biggest threats - Shigemura Konosuke and Tamiya Aiki. Both of them were only one win away from winning a tournament, but otherwise their results haven't been as good as the year before. Will they be able to do a Kisenosato this year and end Rinnosuke's winning run? Will there even be three national tournaments in 2020/2021?

The biggest surprise on the banzuke was undoubtedly West Yokozuna Ota Ritsuki. He didn't even do sumo a year ago, but qualifying for the Wanpaku finals prompted him and his older brother to train with the kids at Mitaka Sumo Club prior to the tournament. An impressive showing at the tournament and wouldn't you know it, they've now joined Kawazaki Sumo Club and practise sumo every week. That's how future Ozumo rikishi are born folks

To see just how good he has become, here's Ritsuki (on the right) facing a very tough opponent in Aomori's Ogasawara Kosuke. That move was beautifully executed.

 

Before we move onto the Grade 6 banzuke later this week, I want to talk a bit about Shizuoka's Aoki Kanta, a kid whom Chris Gould has mentioned a few times in his videos about the Hakuho Cup. He's from the same sumo club as Grade 4's Nakamura Hayato (Yaizu), but hasn't been as lucky. Two years ago, he had a chance to win the Hakuho Cup, only to lose to his local rival Tajima Chiaki in the final, via a mono-ii. His results have been very good since then, but couldn't quite make it to another final.

His sumo is very good, almost as good as Hayato in fact, but his lack of height has proved to be a major stumbling block against stronger opponents. However, what he did in this bout, that move at the edge with his left hand, was simply ingenious. It turned a potentially losing position into a winning one. Subtle, yet very effective. (Aoki's on the right)

 

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Ogasawara from Aomori, I'm sure there are probably lots of those, but nonetheless I wonder if he's related to Nishikifuji?

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Once you see his face, you don't have to explain that Tamiya Aiki is Kotomitsuki's son.

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