Monday, March 18, 2013

Day 9

Harumafuji seems to be having trouble at the tachi-ai, being driven back the last few times by his opponents. Baruto was convinced of a win, but Harumafuji's quick thinking turned at the edge throwing Baruto out with tsukiotoshi.

I am hoping Harumafuji's lack of strength isn't a sign of an injury.

Hakuho on the other hand is slapping down his opponents which is causing a bit of a stir. He remains 9-0 and in the drivers seat of the basho.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Day 6

 Harumafuji snaps his two loss losing streak, bouncing back with day 5 and 6 wins. The Yokozuna is trailing Hakuho by 2 while Sekiwake Baruto sits at 5-1 going into day 7. 

 Harumafuji will take on M #3 Ikio. 


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Day 5 Haru (March) Basho

 After day 5, Yokozuna Hakuho is in the lead at 5-0. Harumafuji is struggling at 3-2. 

 The real story for me is will Baruto return to the Ozeki ranks? He is at 4-1 right now and tied with a number of rank and file wrestlers. His knee is still looking shaky, but after a win over struggling Ozeki Kotooshu the future looks a little brighter. 

P.S. I am sorry to anyone that wanted to follow this blog. I have been so busy with real life that I haven't been able to post much. I am going to try to cover the rest of this tournament. Thanks.