Buyūzan Takeyoshi

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Buyūzan Takeyoshi
武雄山 喬義
Personal information
Born Takeyoshi Tominaga
(1974-07-29) July 29, 1974 (age 40)
Aichi, Japan
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight 159 kg (351 lb; 25.0 st)
Career
Stable Musashigawa
Record 353-370-12
Debut March, 1997
Highest rank Maegashira 1 (March, 2002)
Retired November 2007
Championships 1 (Jūryō)
Special Prizes Fighting Spirit (2)
* Up to date as of November 2007.

Buyūzan Takeyoshi (born July 29, 1974 as Takeyoshi Tominaga in Toyohashi, Aichi, Japan) is a former sumo wrestler. His highest rank was maegashira 1. He is now a sumo coach.

Career[edit]

A former amateur sumo champion at Meiji University, Buyūzan made his professional debut in the third makushita division in March 1997. It took him over three years to reach sekitori status, but after his makuuchi debut in November 2001, Buyūzan rose quickly rose in the ranks, winning special prizes for Fighting Spirit in two consecutive tournaments. He was listed as maegashira 1 when he was injured in March 2002 and dropped back to the lower maegashira ranks and even further into the jūryō division. After his return to makuuchi, he remained in the middle and lower maegashira ranks. In 2005, he dropped to jūryō again, but he returned to the top division in March 2006. By September he had returned to jūryō where he put up a disastrous 1-14 record. He was demoted to the non-salaried makushita division in November 2006 where he again turned in a losing score. In January 2007 he managed a 6-1 mark which put him in contention for a return to jūryō, but he faltered again with three straight makekoshi scores. He remained in the makushita division until his retirement at the end of the 2007 Kyushu basho.[1]

Retirement from sumo[edit]

Buyzūan has stayed in sumo as an elder of the Japan Sumo Association under the name Onaruto Oyakata, and works as a coach at Fujishima stable. His danpatsu-shiki, or official retirement ceremony, took place in October 2008. Upon Dejima's retirement in July 2009 he switched to the Sekinoto elder name. He became Yamawake Oyakata in September 2010 after the name was vacated by his former stablemate Wakanoyama.

Fighting style[edit]

Like many wrestlers, Buyūzan favoured straightforward pushing techniques, winning most of his bouts by oshidashi (push out).

Career record[edit]

Buyūzan Takeyoshi[2]
Year in sumo January
Hatsu basho, Tokyo
March
Haru basho, Osaka
May
Natsu basho, Tokyo
July
Nagoya basho, Nagoya
September
Aki basho, Tokyo
November
Kyūshū basho, Fukuoka
1997 x Makushita tsukedashi #60
4–3
 
East Makushita #52
3–4
 
East Sandanme #2
5–2
 
East Makushita #43
5–2
 
East Makushita #25
5–2
 
1998 West Makushita #13
4–3
 
West Makushita #7
2–5
 
East Makushita #20
4–3
 
West Makushita #16
6–1
 
East Makushita #3
3–4
 
West Makushita #7
4–3
 
1999 West Makushita #4
3–4
 
East Makushita #8
2–5
 
West Makushita #18
4–3
 
East Makushita #13
5–2
 
East Makushita #5
4–3
 
West Makushita #3
3–4
 
2000 West Makushita #7
5–2
 
East Makushita #3
5–2
 
West Jūryō #12
6–9
 
West Makushita #3
5–2
 
West Jūryō #8
6–9
 
West Jūryō #10
5–10
 
2001 West Makushita #2
2–5
 
West Makushita #10
5–2
 
East Makushita #4
5–2
 
East Jūryō #12
9–6–PPP
Champion

 
East Jūryō #8
11–4
 
West Maegashira #15
10–5
F
2002 East Maegashira #8
11–4
F
East Maegashira #1
0–3–12
 
West Maegashira #12
6–9
 
West Maegashira #14
10–5
 
West Maegashira #5
5–10
 
East Maegashira #11
4–11
 
2003 East Jūryō #2
11–4–P
 
West Maegashira #10
7–8
 
East Maegashira #12
9–6
 
West Maegashira #6
7–8
 
East Maegashira #7
7–8
 
East Maegashira #8
4–11
 
2004 West Maegashira #14
10–5
 
East Maegashira #9
8–7
 
East Maegashira #6
4–11
 
East Maegashira #12
8–7
 
West Maegashira #11
8–7
 
West Maegashira #8
5–10
 
2005 West Maegashira #13
9–6
 
East Maegashira #10
6–9
 
East Maegashira #12
6–9
 
East Maegashira #15
4–11
 
East Jūryō #3
6–9
 
East Jūryō #6
7–8
 
2006 West Jūryō #6
10–5
 
East Maegashira #17
8–7
 
East Maegashira #15
7–8
 
West Maegashira #15
4–11
 
West Jūryō #5
1–14
 
West Makushita #2
2–5
 
2007 East Makushita #12
6–1
 
East Makushita #3
3–4
 
East Makushita #7
3–4
 
East Makushita #12
2–5
 
West Makushita #26
2–5
 
West Makushita #40
Retired
3–4
Record given as win-loss-absent    Top Division Champion Retired Lower Divisions

Sanshō key: F=Fighting spirit; O=Outstanding performance; T=Technique     Also shown: =Kinboshi(s); P=Playoff(s)
Divisions: MakuuchiJūryōMakushitaSandanmeJonidanJonokuchi

Makuuchi ranks: YokozunaŌzekiSekiwakeKomusubiMaegashira

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