Sumo January Hatsu Basho Day 15 - Final Day
Osunaarashi vs Aozora
Takanoyama vs Asasekiryu
Jokoryu vs Kyokushuho
Takanoiwa vs Daikiho
Sadanofuji vs Takarafuji
Tochinowaka vs Takekaze
Daido vs Aran
Masunoyama vs Kaisei
Aminishiki vs Aoiyama
Tochiozan vs Takayasu
Ikioi vs Baruto
Goeido vs Tochinoshin
Kotoshogiku vs Kakuryu
Kisenosato vs Kotooshu
Hakuho vs Harumafuji
Makuuchi Champion - Harumafuji
Juryo Champion - Takanoiwa
Makushita Champion - Oniarashi
Sandanme Champion - Hamaguchi
Jonidan Champion - Amuru
Jonokuchi Champion - Tamao
Kanto Sho Fighting Spirit Award - Takayasu
12-3: Hakuho, Takayasu and Juryo Champion Takanoiwa
11-4: Jokoryu and Kyokushuho - Both Juryo
10-5: Kisenosato, Kotooshu, Chiyotairyu and Tokitenku. Chiyootori and Homarefuji of Juryo.
9-6: Aminishiki, Tochinoshin and Takarafuji
8-7: Kakuryu, Kotoshogiku, Goeido, Baruto, Tochiozan, Ikioi, Kitataiki, Okinoumi, Fujiazuma, Tamawashi, Shotenro and Tochinowaka.
ALL NON-OZEKI GET DEMOTIONS BELOW THIS LINE
7-8: Myogiryu, Aran, Aoiyama, Yoshikaze and Sadanofuji.
6-9: Toyonoshima, Kaisei, Gagamaru, Takaekaze, Daido and Kotoyuki.
4-11: Shohozan, Kyokutenho, Masunoyama, Wakasnosato, Asahisho and Tamaasuka.
2-13 and below: None from Makuuchi.
Overall thoughts: What more can you say at this point? Harumafuji dominated, didn't lose and took down the Yokozuna for extra bragging rights. Pretty much a picture perfect win for Harumafuji and it was well deserved. Hakuho underperformed and should have had another win, but the early loss killed him. Kotooshu had a pretty good tournament with a win on a Yokozuna and an Ozeki. Kisenosato looked good but then had a rough end to the tournament. As for others, Jokoryu looked pretty good and Tochinowaka is still working out the kinks, but should be a threat. Takanoyama had a rough tournament with the same problems he always has, but his technique may be superior to anyone else. Shohozan was really disappointing and I was surprised to see Aoiyama not make kachi-koshi. Baruto didn't have a bad showing but he needs time off and he needs it now. He goes down to Komusubi and he's got a long road back. Osunaarashi impressed me and may be a force to reckon with in the future.
Thanks for following my coverage of the January Hatsu Basho. This is my first time doing it and there's still alot I need to learn. I hope you enjoyed the coverage and the tournament.