How to watch:
Araibira's channel(Has all matches, no commentary) - http://www.youtube.com/user/araibira/videos?view=0
JasonsinJapan's channel(Top 6 matches plus commentary) - http://www.youtube.com/user/JasonsinJapan/videos
Japan Sumo Associations live stream(On very early in USA night until early USA mornings)(Use Windows Media Player) -
For more on each wrestler, their stats, tournaments and schedules check out:
Y = Yokozuna - 1st rank
O = Ozeki - 2nd rank
S = Sekiwake - 3rd rank
K = Komusubi - 4th rank
M and a number = Maegashira - 5th rank
J = Juryo = 6th rank and the top of the second division of sumo
Ranbo(0-1) vs Kosenho(0-1)
Ranbo still hasn't found First Blood as he lost to go to 0-2.
Osunaarashi (1-0) vs Kyokutaisei
Osunaarashi is Egypt's first sumo wrestler ever and I wanted to include him in my coverage. He's in the 3rd division and looking to go to 2-0. Today was another easy win for him as he manhandled his opponent and it seriously looked like his opponent was trying to escape. This is a force to be reckoned with.
Orora(0-1) vs Tochinobori(0-1)
Rough day again for our buddy Orora. He got beaten in every step of the game here. He got pushed anywhere his opponent wanted him and in the end he was too slow and weak to make a counter move to avoid being pushed out. Orora goes to 0-2.
Jokoryu(J1) vs Daikiho(J1)
Daido(M13) vs Tochinowaka(M15)
Chiyotairyu(M8) vs Aoiyama(M6)
Gagamaru(M4) vs Kyokutenho(M2)
Goeido(S) vs Baruto(S)
Shohozan(K) vs Kakuryu(O)
Kisenosato(O) vs Tochiozan(K)
Toyohibiki(M3) vs Kotoshogiku(O)
Nice power matchup here with Kotoshogiku taking the win and taking a dive of his own.
Kotooshu(O) vs Aminishiki(M1)
Harumafuji(Y) vs Toyonoshima(M2)
Good battle here with Toyo even blocking an STO at one point before going down! Definitely the best match of the day! Harumafuji goes to 3-0. Great effort by Toyonoshima as he was so close.
|Harumafuji gets color!|
Hakuho(Y) vs Myogiryu(M1)
HUGE UPSET!!!!! Myogiryu pushes Hakuho out!!!!!!!!!! Whoa! I didn't see that coming!!!! Big win here and a big loss for Hakuho!
3-0: Harumafuji, Kotoshogiku, Tochinoshin, Aoiyama, Kitataiki, Shotenro, Tochinowaka
2-1: Hakuho, Kotooshu, Kisenosato, Kakuryu, Goeido, Tochiozan, Kaisei, Takayasu, Chiyotairyu, Wakanosato, Sadanofuji, Okinoumi, Fujiazuma, Takarafuji, Takanoyama.
1-2: Aminishiki, Toyonoshima, Gagamaru, Myogiryu, Kyokutenho, Ikioi, Masunoyama, Baruto,
0-3: Daido, Shohozan, Toyohibiki, Miyabiyama, Takekaze and Aran.
Overall thoughts: Very interesting day today with some big upsets happening. I was really surprised at Hakuho's loss and was surprised as well to see Kotooshu go down. Aoiyama is making a nice run for it as is Harumafuji but they both have much harder days to come. I'm still not seeing it with Baruto. He's in big trouble here and he only has 3 loses to spare now. I was also intrigued by the amount of side steps today. There were some fairly important ones and the guys who can't afford to lose really have to avoid them.