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You can hear the boys whooping it up in the background.(Osh...)

 

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18 hours ago, Seiyashi said:

Well, the wait for Naruto's first sekitori is almost surely over; their SNS is about to start exploding with omedetōs anytime about now?

Context: Ōshōma just went 7-0 from Ms8e; promotion all but assured.

I think we can say it's assured. There's at least one unquestionably open spot, and nobody would have a stronger claim.

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Next question: who's his first tsukebito?

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First tsukebito?

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Posted (edited)

Oshoryu 6-1 at Ms27, should get him back to his usual range after taking a dip in the rankings. Hopefully he's better prepared this time. His amateur career was good enough that if he doesn't make sekitori it will be a big disappointment. 

Edited by Katooshu
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Posted (edited)

Natsu record for Narutobeya rikishi, and expected positions for next basho; "CH" = Career high rank:

Name              2022 5             rec.      2022 7(?)         CH

 

Oshoma          Ms8e              7-0       J9                     Ms4

Oshoryu          Ms27e            6-1       Ms10               Ms7

Hoshuzan       Ms57w           5-2       Ms40               Ms41

Mishima         Sd15e             6-1       Ms38               Ms56

Sakurai            Sd21e            0-0-7    Sd81                Ms57

Mukaida          Sd32w           3-4       Sd48                Sd2

Oshoumi         Sd36e             0-0-7   Sd96                Ms7

Murayama      Sd40w            3-4       Sd54                Sd40

Marusho         Sd49e             2-5       Sd72                Ms31

Honma            Sd52w            3-4       Sd65                Sd52

Kawamura      Sd63e             3-4       Sd77                Sd55

Oshozan         Sd83e             2-5       Jd12                 Sd56

Anzai               Sd88w            4-3       Sd70                Ms36

Hokuozan       Jd37w             0-0-7   Jd110               Ms35

Yamane           Jd89e              0-0-7   Jk16                 Jd8

Kanazawa       Jk8e                4-3       Jd70                 Jk8

Oyamada        Mz                   0-0       Jk?      

Comment:  Unlike in some recent basho, the top rankers did the best for Natsu; the top four all received >4 wins, none of the rest.  Even Anzai's 4-3 at Sd88 feels like a losing record, when he should be shooting through Sandanme on the way back to mid-Makushita.  Kanazawa did a respectable 4-3 in his first outing against a crop of high-test newcomers.

When will the four kyujo rikishi return?  Hokuozan (ex-Hagiwara) is off his crutches and moving around in the heya according to recent photos.  He's 24 (college grad) and maybe doesn't have time for another multi-basho drop if he's hoping to make sekitori.  And, have Forum members picked up any word about Oshoumi, who was knocking on the door of Juryo six months ago?

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typing, what else?
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Narutobeya's Instagram pages contain photos of the celebration for Oshoma after winning the Makushita yusho, along with video of him accepting the certificate and the NSK interview.

https://www.instagram.com/narutobeya/

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Photos and videos of Narutobeya working out for the coming basho.

Oshoma in white mawashi; no sign of Hokuozan (Hagiwara), but Oshoumi is walking around (with several cupping marks on his back) and looks like he might be active this basho.  The Old Man is lending a shoulder.

 

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As per tradition, a short video from each of the rikishi and others who are active in the upcoming basho.

See the rest at https://twitter.com/narutobeya.

In other news, Oshoumi is back from kyujo; Oshozan, Hoshuozan (Hagiwara) and Yamane still out.

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From the training pics

2 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

Naruto-beya keiko

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Oshoryu used to get the better of Oshoma in college, but based on that clip he can't do a thing with him anymore. 

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1 hour ago, Katooshu said:

Oshoryu used to get the better of Oshoma in college, but based on that clip he can't do a thing with him anymore. 

There was a heya video before last basho (IIRC), showing Oshoryu beating Oshoma a couple of times in a row; the look the Oyakata gave to Oshoma will be well-remembered by thousands of High School athletes when their coach tries to shame-motivate them.

On the principle that you should train against your betters, this could be a positive for Oshoryu and the other Mk-worthy rikishi.  Maybe they can get to the next level.

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Another training pics repost

1 minute ago, Akinomaki said:

asageiko on Aichi location

Naruto - with Oshoma

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Oh man, I didn't realize Oshoumi dropped all the way to jonidan. Hope he can get healthy as he's definitely got the talent for sekitorihood.

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More bad news on the injury front: Anzai, HR Ms36, on his second return from injury, has gone 0-2 at Sd68W and is being pulled by Naruto Oyakata.

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Posted (edited)

And it all comes to a screeching halt after Oshoma's positive test. Narutobeya was at an impressive 36-20 on bouts fought on the dohyo, including two 4-0s and Oshoryu's best ever basho in makushita's extended promotion zone. That makes it a particularly gutting development.

I hope the committee judges them by average i.e. 3-1 equates to 5-2, 4-0 equates to either 7-0 or 6-1, Oshoma's 5-3 equates to 9-6. The same for Dewanoumi's guys... although that'd demote Mitakeumi so I'm a bit torn.

This only really matters if everyone's safe, though. Fingers crossed.

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Posted (edited)

Ya, terrible timing as several notable heya members were doing well.

Oshoma with a succesful juryo debut up to this point, Oshoryu with 3-1 at his highest rank in a while, Oshoumi finally in action and 4-0, Murayama 4-0 near his career high rank...

Very very sucky......

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3 hours ago, Katooshu said:

Ya, terrible timing as several notable heya members were doing well.

Oshoma with a succesful juryo debut up to this point, Oshoryu with 3-1 at his highest rank in a while, Oshoumi finally in action and 4-0, Murayama 4-0 near his career high rank...

Very very sucky......

I can't say it any better than that!  The only thing positive I can think of is that it keeps the injured Hokuozan from dropping to Jonokuchi.

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It's 8 AM Monday in Tokyo and no Tweet or Instagram post by Narutobeya about the mass kyujo.

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19 hours ago, Yamanashi said:

It's 8 AM Monday in Tokyo and no Tweet or Instagram post by Narutobeya about the mass kyujo.

I'm not too surprised... It's not something they should be lighthearted about, especially as they ideally should confirm everyone's doing well before pulling the trigger.

I'm also sad about Oshoryu's fellow shindeshi, who joined him in that epic 3-way 7-0 ketteisen for the jonokuchi yusho. Marusho and Sakurai were 3-1 from the bottom of sandanme, about to get closer to that promised makushita land they've been in before.

That kettei-sen was actually the moment I grew an attachment to those three guys and Narutobeya in general.

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