2017 January Grand Sumo Tournament
2017 January Grand Sumo Tournament Banzuke Topics
- Once again after the September tournament 2016 and personally for the 7th time, Kotoshogiku is Ozeki Kadoban. Following Terunofuji who had been Ozeki Kadoban in the last tournament, he is the 138th since the 1969 July Grand Sumo Tournament. Being active as Ozeki for 32 tournaments, he tied the 10th rank in history.
- Tamawashi is the first Rikishi from Kataonami Beya to make his Sekiwake debut since Tamanoshima in the 2004 January Grand Sumo Tournament as well as the first since the present Shisho inherited it on the 4th of February 2010.
- He is the 9th Rikishi from Mongolia to reach that rank, following Terunofuji who had been promoted in March 2015.He is also the 19th foreigner. The previous ones had been Kaisei and Tochinoshin, both promoted this July.
- Taking 77 Basho to reaching Sekiwake since his debut ties the 5th slowest promotion in history, the same goes for taking 49 Basho since his first promotion to the Makuuchi Division.
- Shodai is the first Sekiwake debutant from Tokitsukaze Beya since Toyonoshima in the 2008 September Grand Sumo Tournament and also the first Rikishi from this Heya to reach Sanyaku since Toyonoshima in May 2007.
- He is the 4th Rikishi from Kumamoto Prefecture post WWII to reach the Sekiwake rank. The previous one had been Fukunohana in January 1971. He is the 8th to reach Sanyaku. The previous one had been Futenno in September 2005.
- Concerning Rikishi who were successful in Amateur Sumo as students, Shodai is the 24th to reach the Sekiwake rank following Takarafuji who had been promoted this September. He is the 2nd former student of Tokyo University of Agriculture, following Yutakayama in November 1962, to reach the Sekiwake rank and the 44th Rikishi who was successful in Amateur Sumo as student to reach Sanyaku since Mitakeumi who had been promoted in the previous tournament.
- Concerning the Sanyaku promotion of Tokyo University of Agriculture’s former students, he is the 5th. The previous one had been Tokitenku in March 2007.
- Taking only 17 tournaments since his debut to reach the Sekiwake rank, Shodai tied the 2nd fastest promotion in history, also the 6th fastest concerning a Sanyaku promotion.
＜Tamawashi and Shodai＞
- There are two Sekiwake debutants again after Takayasu and Takarafuji in September 2016.
- Takayasu returns to the Komusubi rank after 3 tournaments since July 2016 and is in Sanyaku for 4 consecutive tournaments.
- Tochinoshin returns to the Komusubi rank after 6 tournaments since January 2016 and to Sanyaku after 3 tournaments since July.
- Takakeisho is the second Rikishi to make his Makuuchi debut since the present Shisho founded it on the first of February 2004. The first one had been Takanoiwa in January 2014.
- He is the 24th Rikishi from Hyogo Prefecture to achieve this, following Kitaharima, who had been promoted in July 2016.
- Chiyoo is the second RIkishi from Kokonoe Beya to make his Makuuchi debut since the present Shisho inherited it on the second of August 2016. The previous one was Chiyoshoma, promoted in September.
- He is the 22nd Rikishi post WWII from Kagoshima Prefecture, following Chiyomaru, who had been promoted in March 2014.
- Osunaarashi has returned to the Makuuchi Division after 3 tournaments since July 2016.
- Rikishin is the 4th Rikishi from Tatsunami Beya since the present Shisho inherited it on the 22nd of February 1999. The previous one was Meisei last tournament.
- Terutsuyoshi is the 8th Rikishi from Isegahama Beya to make his Juryo debut since the present Shisho inherited Ajigawa Beya on the 26th of April 1993. The previous one was Terunofuji, promoted in September 2013.
- He is the 33rd Rikishi from Hyogo Prefecture post WWII to reach Juryo, the previous one had been Sato (current Shikona Takakeisho) in May 2016.
- Daiamami is the 11th Rikishi from Oitekaze Beya to make his Juryo debut since the present Shisho founded it on the first of October 1998. The previous one had been Daishoho last tournament.
- He is the 32nd Rikishi post WWII from Kagoshima Prefecture, following Meisei.
- He is the 120th Rikishi who was successful in Amateur Sumo as student to reach Juryo since Oyanagi last tournament and the 48th former student of Nihon University following Tsurugisho who had been promoted in January 2016.
- Wakanoshima returns to the Juryo Division after 2 tournaments.
- Kizenryu returns to the Juryo Division after 2 tournaments.
* For the first time since the return of Takasago Uragoro The First to the Sumo Kaisho in the 1878 May tournament where is Deshi Hibikiya appeared on a different ranking list in Makuuchi, there is no active Sekitori from Takasago Beya. Only Kasugano Beya has always had active Sekitori since those days.