Sign in to follow this  
Akinomaki

Interhigh 2020 canceled and substitutes

Recommended Posts

Other tournaments will most likely get cancelled as well, 2020 is sure to be an interesting year for Amasumo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Today the responsibles met to decide that the national event is canceled. http://www.sanspo.com/sports/news/20200426/spo20042619460005-n1.html

One prefecture after the other had canceled its interhigh prelims, some are still only considering to have one, even without the national event.

http://www.kochinews.co.jp/article/363463/

http://www.fnn.jp/articles/-/36172

Edited by Akinomaki
  • Like 1
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 08/04/2020 at 12:19, mikawa said:

Other tournaments will most likely get cancelled as well, 2020 is sure to be an interesting year for Amasumo

The chugaku soutai (inter middle) for Shizuoka pref. is canceled, as is the national middle school athletic meet planned to be held in Shizuoka http://www.at-s.com/sports/article/shizuoka/student/761530.html

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 26/04/2020 at 13:04, Akinomaki said:

One prefecture after the other had canceled its interhigh prelims, some are still only considering to have one, even without the national event

Prefectures now decide to have sumo among the selected events in their interhigh = koukou soutai or chugaku soutai (inter middle).

Shizuoka in their koukou soutai/interhigh of 32 planned sports events has sumo among 8 that take place, 11 are canceled, 13 are still under consideration https://www.at-s.com/sports/article/shizuoka/student/765451.html

Miyazaki has sumo in the inter-middle events in all districts. An All-Kyushu chugaku soutai event is planned https://www.asahi.com/articles/ASN5G6S37N5GTNAB004.html

- the All-Kyushu interhigh was among the first to be canceled

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In Nagasaki prefecture they apparently regret to have canceled their prefecture level interhigh tournaments. Substitute tournaments will be held for most sports, for sumo on July, 12th. https://this.kiji.is/638391550058857569?c=174761113988793844

One big high school level event, the Kanazawa tournament was canceled. It is held each year in May, 103 times so far, the first in 1915. But they are looking forward: their poster says: 365 days till the tournament https://www.advertimes.com/20200527/article314902/

at2005260015.jpg

 

The amateur rikishi now mostly train for the kokutai, the juniors are the other really big high school level event of the year, with qualification  for the winner to enter the All Japan. The kokutai so far has no talk about cancellation.

Akita Hokuyo high sumo club with captain Saito

202005220000380-w200_0.jpgo 202005220000380-w200_1.jpgo

Edited by Akinomaki
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 28/05/2020 at 08:55, Akinomaki said:

The amateur rikishi now mostly train for the kokutai, the juniors are the other really big high school level event of the year, with qualification  for the winner to enter the All Japan. The kokutai so far has no talk about cancellation.

Akita Hokuyo high sumo club with captain Saito

202005220000380-w200_0.jpgo

High school sumo clubs that have restarted their club activities after Corona breaks:

local TV news clip about Asanoyama's old club at Toyama commercial high http://www.tulip-tv.co.jp/news/news_detail.html?nid=165&dd=20200601

Tochigi pref. Kurobane high

  img_27acd6a93d068c60154c1cd735c8afb91418060.jpgo img_7ef6e1f996cf0ce5cebb2c8dd3e5aeca976595.jpgo img_c611da5d3519977947125ee7e7565a3e952570.jpgo img_48ef928fecee804796a2d0f1d0a862f5931431.jpgo

Edited by Akinomaki
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Akita will have a pref.-level interhigh substitute sumo tournament in July - without spectators http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASN656R5KN64ULUC035.html

Aichi will use an existing tournament as pref.-level interhigh substitute sumo tournament http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASN65748WN65OIPE00V.html

Kochi will have sumo in the athletic meet substitute events for the pref. interhigh prelims http://mainichi.jp/articles/20200605/k00/00m/050/344000c

 

On 02/06/2020 at 13:51, Akinomaki said:

Tochigi pref. Kurobane high

 img_c611da5d3519977947125ee7e7565a3e952570.jpgo

Today Takeshi's Newscaster show had a short report on the keiko with masks at Kurobane high: they train to put on the mawashi alone - usually a 2nd person helps. No butsukari etc., just the basics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2hWxnqtAeE&t=66m11s

Edited by Akinomaki
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

More prefecture interhigh substitute sumo events :

Sumo at the Saga pref. high school sports meeting, the SSP cup, is on the 21st in Karatsu city https://www.saga-s.co.jp/articles/-/532083

The Miyazaki pref. event, pref. high school special sports meeting, has sumo on July 19th in Shiiba village https://www.pref.miyazaki.lg.jp/ky-sports-shinko/covid-19/torikumi/documents/52507_20200617094520-1.pdf

Mie pref. has sumo on August 1st at the Ise jingu sumo ground https://www.pref.mie.lg.jp/common/content/000894507.pdf - while sumo and wrestling take place, judo does not http://www.isenp.co.jp/2020/06/10/46291/

Wakayama pref. has the substitute start on the 27th, with sumo among the 18 of 31 disciplines that take place http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASN6J73QVN6JPXLB00G.html

Shizuoka wants to put sumo to autumn or later, other sports are already scheduled http://www.at-s.com/sports/article/shizuoka/student/781384.html

Okayama pref. is still considering and so far has sumo on hold and not yet included in the substitute http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASN6J6TZZN6HPPZB00Q.html

Aomori also has sumo and judo on hold so far. If the national high school Usa tournament in Oita pref takes place in September, the preliminary meeting to that is planned to be used as substitute event, unless the pref. high school athletic commission rules out sumo as insecure later this month. http://www.mutusinpou.co.jp/news/2020/06/60294.html

For Gunma, sumo is among the undecided yet http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASN6M7DC9N6MUHNB00V.html

Kumamoto is among those who do not include sumo in the substitute events, for either lack of preparation time or because they don't want to have such a close contact sport at the event. http://this.kiji.is/645578917055743073
Fukushima likewise http://www.minyu-net.com/news/news/FM20200610-506002.php

Shiga as well http://www3.nhk.or.jp/lnews/otsu/20200626/2060005195.html

Tochigi will have no substitute event at all http://www.shimotsuke.co.jp/articles/-/324723

Edit: Miyazaki has postponed the sumo event (=canceled) http://www3.nhk.or.jp/lnews/miyazaki/20200804/5060006929.html

Edited by Akinomaki
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 17/06/2020 at 15:42, Akinomaki said:

Aomori also has sumo and judo on hold so far. If the national high school Usa tournament in Oita pref takes place in September, the preliminary meeting to that is planned to be used as substitute event, unless the pref. high school athletic commission rules out sumo as insecure later this month.

The city announced yesterday that the Usa national tournament is canceled, it was scheduled for Sept. 6th,  o

Miyagi pref. has sumo in August at their interhigh substitute event, for 2nd and 3rd years only. o

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

15 sumo club members of 2 Nagano prefectural high schools, Kiso Seiho high and Sarashina agricultural high had a joint training competition meeting on the 9th, as a substitute event for the 3rd years.

AS20200812002146_commL.jpgoAS20200812002145_commL.jpgo AS20200812002144_commL.jpgo

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In Takaoka, Toyama, today an adult and a primary school pref. tournament had been canceled. To pray for an end to the Corona crisis, the local sumo federation held an event at the Imizu shrine, where 3 of the athletes did shiko stamping a total of 93 times - as a ceremony to drive away bad spirits.

local TV news clips: http://news.bbt.co.jp/topics_detail.phtml?Record_ID=a320fcf8b11c849567a4c0ae65cc369d   https://www.tulip-tv.co.jp/news/news_detail.html?nid=1273&dd=20200816

6813d378-df35-465d-9406-50171c6f00eb.jpgo

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 07/11/2020 at 18:28, Akinomaki said:

The regular national prefectures middle school championship tournament has been canceled, the middle school yokozuna for this year will be decided at a newly scheduled national middle school students championship tournament (the regular this year was canceled as well), on New Year's day. http://www.townnews.co.jp/0607/2020/11/07/550215.html

Not just the middle school yokozuna, also the 2020 high school yokozuna will be decided on New Year's day (ganjitsu), at the Tachikawa-Tachihi ganjitsu-zumo, promoted by Tachihi holdings. The tournament is a kind of substitute for the kokutai juniors, with 3 high school students per prefecture (the middle school students with 2 per prefecture). With about 1/3 of the capacity of 2500 of the hall filled with 800 family members and related persons to watch for free. http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202011100000732.html

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
On 12/11/2020 at 14:09, Akinomaki said:

Not just the middle school yokozuna, also the 2020 high school yokozuna will be decided on New Year's day (ganjitsu), at the Tachikawa-Tachihi ganjitsu-zumo, promoted by Tachihi holdings. The tournament is a kind of substitute for the kokutai juniors, with 3 high school students per prefecture (the middle school students with 2 per prefecture). With about 1/3 of the capacity of 2500 of the hall filled with 800 family members and related persons to watch for free.

The sumo federation streamed the whole New Year's sumo live, 7.5h video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xq1ZYpeguyw

There was a broadcast on TV, with former NHK announcer Kariya and Waka, but I can't find it yet. https://s.mxtv.jp/tokyomxplus/mx/article/202012201400/detail/

Edit: It was more or less the same as the last part on the YT stream

Edited by Akinomaki
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Sho Igarashi is middle school yokozuna, Tottori Johoku's Ochiai high school yokozuna.

spo21010119090003-m1.jpgo 2d3ad373-4e99-4880-8389-7f73fdef0e6d.jpgo 202101010000605-w200_1.jpgo202101010000605-w200_0.jpgo AS20210103000189_commL.jpgo 120d304a85477d43c6367b61508a6827_1.jpgo

202101010000592-w200_0.jpgo 4.jpgo 20210101at38S_t.jpgo  202101010000586-w200_0.jpgo origin_1.jpgo   20210101-OHT1I50102-N.jpgo

Edited by Akinomaki
  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
6 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

Sho Igarashi is middle school yokozuna, Tottori Johoku's Ochiai high school yokozuna.

Congratulations to Igarashi and Ochiai being crowned middle school and high school yokozuna. May their amateur success be replicated on the professional dohyo. Nikkan Sports ran an article (via Yahoo) interviewing Ochiai about his achievement, I thought I might share the details: 

"It would be impossible to show the strength of Tottori Johoku Sumo Club without a match this year. I aimed to demonstrate this if I were to fight a match. I had a goal in the long run, and so thought about how to achieve that even with the tournament being cancelled. [Since Grade 2] I was fascinated by how men could fight head on without any weapons. I did not know it at the time, but once I got into sumo, I felt that the former Yokozuna Kotozakura was amazing - he wasn't particularly tall or heavy, but he hit like a bull." 

Despite being a predominantly oshi-wrestler, Ochiai demonstrates a willingness to learn yotsu techniques, even showing his surprising admiration for one of yotsu's greatest masters: 

"I don't want to lose in a different way I was unaware of. My favourite rikishi is Hakuho, who boasts the most wins of all time. He is adaptive and never panics. I want to get stronger in 2021 and get ever closer to becoming a sumo monster.". 

Ochiai seems 100% Japanese and might be a possible candidate for Miyagino/Hakuho-beya, or perhaps too obvious a pick? Hakuho seems to demonstrate a keen scouting eye, but his choices tend to be a little left-field. 

Edited by pricklypomegranate
  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

No surprise on Ochiai, he is very good--strong, explosive, and technically solid and usually able to get a superior grip--though can be a bit unsportsmanlike at times. Most of Hakuho's notable deshi (Ishiura, Yamaguchi, Hokuseiho, Toma) have come from Tottori Johoku, so perhaps he does have an eye on Ochiai. Still another year of high school sumo left for Ochiai though.

Runner-up was Takeda from Saitama Sakae, a smallish but quick and sharp oshi stylist, a bit like Chiyonoumi. Losing semifinalists were from Tottori Johoku and Kanazawa Gakuin (the KG guy looked at least 5 years older than everyone else).

Kototebakari's brother, Taiki, lost several rounds earlier to Hanafasu Kai, who has been mentioned a lot in this section from his younger days and is now part of a Toyo-dai affiliated high school.

Final

https://youtu.be/xq1ZYpeguyw?t=25650

Edited by Katooshu
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

Middle school yokozuna Igarashi (3rd year) reported his yusho to the mayor of Takaoka today. He will proceed to a local high school and later wants to join ozumo

Igarashi also was at the Toyama governor's office for a report

e18dfa1f51bd9d0f5a7cf12c1d8d4800_1.jpgo

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

About the quest for high school yokozuna by Masaharu Goshima from Wakayama, till the qf at the ganjitsu sumo, where he lost to Ochiai

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The members from Asashigaoka-high at the ganjitsu sumo, with the 2 3rd year Mongolians Munkh (left) and Ochil (right). They want to continue with sumo, become coach or pro o

a001022164_01.jpg

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

High school yokozuna Ochiai also won the Kochi national tournament held late last month. Takeda of Saitama Sakae, runner-up at the interhigh, reached the semifinals and at the moment has a strong claim to being the national #2.

The team winner was Kanazawa Gakuin, beating Tottori Johoku in the final.

Ew600EFVEAUgCWx.jpg:small

Edited by Katooshu
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
On 16/01/2021 at 01:33, Akinomaki said:

The members from Asashigaoka-high at the ganjitsu sumo, with the 2 3rd year Mongolians Munkh (left) and Ochil (right). They want to continue with sumo, become coach or pro o

a001022164_01.jpg

Munkh has joined Nittaidai, not sure about Ochil.

Edited by Katooshu
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 06/04/2021 at 11:03, Katooshu said:

High school yokozuna Ochiai also won the Kochi national tournament held late last month. Takeda of Saitama Sakae, runner-up at the interhigh, reached the semifinals and at the moment has a strong claim to being the national #2.

The team winner was Kanazawa Gakuin, beating Tottori Johoku in the final.

Ew600EFVEAUgCWx.jpg:small

Kochi individual final - Ochiai is running roughshod over the high school scene and pretty much blowing all his opponents away.

Team final

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this