List of active sumo wrestlers

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The following is an alphabetical list of prominent active professional sumo wrestlers. See here for more information about the separate divisions.

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Wrestlers can be listed in the order of their rank as of the current July 2014 banzuke by clicking the Current rank sorting button.

Ring name Current rank Debut Stable Birthplace Career and other notes
Aminishiki Ryūji dKomusubi East 1997-1 Isegahama Aomori several time sekiwake, brother of Asōfuji, winner of five Technique prizes
Aoiyama Kōsuke dKomusubi West 2009-5 Tagonoura zElhovo, Bulgaria again at best rank of komusubi, second Bulgarian after Kotoōshū to enter makuuchi
Arawashi Tsuyoshi e1Maegashira 17 East 2003-1 Minezaki zUlan Bator, Mongolia best rank maegashira 16, took over 11 years to reach makuuchi
Asasekiryū Tarō f0Jūryō 6 West 2000-1 Takasago zUlan Bator, Mongolia best rank sekiwake, father held equivalent of komusubi in Mongolian wrestling
Azumaryū Tsuyoshi e1Maegashira 14 West 2009-1 Tamanoi zMongolia again at best rank of maegashira 14
Chiyomaru Kazuki e1Maegashira 16 West 2007-7 Kokonoe Kagoshima jūryō champion, older brother of komusubi Chiyoōtori
chiyooChiyoōtori Yūki e0Maegashira 5 East 2008-5 Kokonoe Kagoshima best rank komusubi, jūryō champion, stablemates with older brother Chiyomaru
Chiyotairyū Hidemasa e0Maegashira 8 East 2011-5 Kokonoe Tokyo best rank maegashira 2, jūryō champion, university yokozuna
Daidō Kenji f1Jūryō 10 East 2005-3 Onomatsu Tokyo best rank maegashira 8, former amateur wrestler at Senshu University
Endō Shōta e0Maegashira 5 West 2013-3 Oitekaze Ishikawa best rank maegashira 1, two time amateur yokozuna, debuted at a high makushita 10, took championship in his jūryō debut
Fujiazuma Kazuyoshi f0Jūryō 9 West 2003-3 Tamanoi Tokyo best rank maegashira 4, first makuuchi wrestler produced by former ōzeki Tochiazuma
Gagamaru Masaru e1Maegashira 15 East 2005-a11 Kise zTbilissi, Georgia best rank komusubi, known for wide gerth, third Georgian in makuuchi
Gōeidō Gōtarō cSekiwake East 2005-1 Sakaigawa osŌsaka has been at the rank of sekiwake more consecutive tournaments than any other modern wrestler, chief rival of Tochiōzan since high school
Hakuhō Shō a1Yokozuna 1 East 2001-3 Miyagino zUlan Bator, Mongolia was fourth youngest ōzeki ever, holds record for most wins in a calendar year (86), winner of 29 tournaments to date (3rd of all time).
Harumafuji Kōhei a1Yokozuna 1 West 2001-1 Isegahama zUlan Bator, Mongolia third consecutive Mongolian to reach yokozuna rank, awarded 5 Technique prizes, winner of six tournaments to date
Hōmashō Noriyuki e0Maegashira 2 East 2004-3 Shikoroyama Yamaguchi three time komusubi, first wrestler to make top division from former sekiwake Terao's stable
Ichinojō Takashi f0Jūryō 3 West 2014-1 Minato zArkhangai, Mongolia currently at best rank of jūryō 3 first foreign makushita tsukedashi, champion in jūryō debut tournament
Ikioi Shōta e0Maegashira 1 East 2005-3 Isenoumi osŌsaka again at best rank of maegashira 1, jūryō champion
Jōkōryū Takayuki e0Maegashira 7 West 2011-7 Kise Tokyo best rank maegashira 7, former high school and college champion, holds the record for the most consecutive wins from entry into sumo, and the fastest rise to the top division
Kagamio Nanji e1Maegashira 14 East 2003-7 Kagamiyama zUlan Bator, Mongolia again at best rank of maegashira 14, the first from stable since the current coach Tagaryū was active in 1991
Kaisei Ichirō e0Maegashira 3 East 2006-9 Tomozuna zSão Paulo, Brazil best rank maegashira 1, first Brazilian in top division
Kakuryū Rikisaburō a2Yokozuna 2 East 2001-a11 Izutsu zSükhbaatar aimag, Mongolia newest yokozuna, only sekitori wrestler from his stable, known for his diligence
Kisenosato Yutaka bŌzeki East 2002-3 Naruto Ibaraki newest Japanese ōzeki, made top division at just 18
Kitataiki Akeyoshi e0Maegashira 9 West 1998-3 Kitanoumi Tokyo best rank maegashira 2, took ten years to reach top division
Kotoshōgiku Kazuhiro bŌzeki West 2002-1 Sadogatake Fukuoka first Japanese ōzeki after Kaiō's retirement, known for signature "hug and chug" style
Kotoyūki Kazuyoshi f0Jūryō 5 West 2008-3 Sadogatake Kagawa best rank maegashira 9, jūryō champion, first Kagawa native to reach makuuchi since 1958
Kyokushūhō Kōki e1Maegashira 12 West 2007-5 oŌshima zMongolia again at best rank maegashira 12, 3rd time to reach makuuchi
Kyokutenhō Masaru e1Maegashira 12 East 1992-3 oŌshima zNalaikh, Mongolia best rank sekiwake, only remaining member of first wave of Mongolians to enter sumo, oldest championship holder in the history of modern sumo
Masunoyama Tomoharu f0Jūryō 2 East 2006-7 Chiganoura Chiba best rank maegashira 4, half Filipino, first wrestler from his stable to make top division
Myōgiryū Yasunari e0Maegashira 6 West 2009-5 Sakaigawa Hyōgo two time sekiwake, promising rise slowed due to injury in his jūryō debut
Okinoumi Ayumi e1Maegashira 13 East 2005-1 Hakkaku Shimane two-time komusubi, first top division wrestler from Shimane Prefecture in 88 years
oŌsunaarashi Kintarō e0Maegashira 3 West 2012-3 oŌtake Dakahlia Governorate, Egypt currently at best rank of maegashira 3, first wrestler in history from African continent
Sadanofuji Akihiro f0Jūryō 1 West 2003-1 Sakaigawa Nagasaki best rank maegashira 8, once released as Iwakiyama's tsukebito so he could concentrate on his wrestling
Sadanoumi Kaname e1Maegashira 11 East 2003-5 Sakaigawa Kumamoto currently at best rank maegashira 11, took 11 years to reach makuuchi
Sagatsukasa Hiroyuki g0Makushita 3 West 2005-1 Irumagawa Shizuoka best rank maegashira 9, was named the 1998 high school sumo yokozuna, one of the shortest sekitori
Satoyama Kōsaku f0Jūryō 9 East 2004-3 Onoe Kagoshima best rank maegashira 12, still uses own rare surname as his ring name.
Shōhōzan Yūya e0Maegashira 1 West 2006-3 Matsugane Fukuoka best rank komusubi, bounced back from a two tournament suspension for baseball gambling to take makushita championship twice in a row
Shōtenrō Taishi f0Jūryō 4 East 2001-3 Fujishima zKhovd aimag, Mongolia best rank maegashira 2, former junior wrestling champion at Mongolian Naadam festival
Sōkokurai Eikichi e1Maegashira 13 West 2003-9 Arashio zInner Mongolia, China currently at best rank of maegashira 13, reinstated after dismissal for match-fixing nullified in court
Takanoiwa Yoshimori f0Jūryō 3 East 2009-1 Takanohana zUlan Bator, Mongolia best rank maegashira 12, jūryō champion, second from Takanohana stable to reach makuuchi'
Takarafuji Daisuke e0Maegashira 9 East 2009-1 Isegahama Aomori best rank maegashira 2, former amateur at Kinki University
Takayasu Akira e1Maegashira 11 West 2005-3 Naruto Ibaraki best rank komusubi, still wrestles under real name, first sekitori born in the Heisei era, half Filipino
Takekaze Akira e0Maegashira 4 West 2002-5 Oguruma Akita best rank komusubi, collegiate champion, only top division wrestler from Akita prefecture
Tamaasuka Daisuke f0Jūryō 2 West 1998-3 Kataonami Aichi best rank maegashira 9, two time jūryō winner
Tamawashi Ichirō e0Maegashira 4 East 2004-1 Kataonami zUlan Bator, Mongolia best rank maegashira 1, originally studied to work in hotel industry
Tenkaihō Takayuki f1Jūryō 10 West 2007-1 Onoe Kumamoto best rank maegashira 8, highest ranked wrestler at Onoe stable since Baruto's retirement
Terunofuji Yoshiaki e0Maegashira 6 East 2011-7 Isegahama zMongolia currently at best rank of maegashira 6
Tochinoshin Tsuyoshi f1Jūryō 12 East 2006-3 Kasugano zMtskheta, Georgia many time komusubi, fellow countryman of Kokkai, working way back up ranks after injury absence
Tochinowaka Michihiro e0Maegashira 7 East 2007-1 Kasugano Hyogo best rank maegashira 1, has Korean background but Japanese citizenship, uses his stablemaster's old shikona
Tochiōzan Yūichirō cSekiwake West 2005-1 Kasugano Kōchi many time sekiwake, longtime rival of Gōeidō
Tokitenkū Yoshiaki e1Maegashira 15 West 2002-7 Tokitsukaze zTöv aimag, Mongolia best rank komusubi, consistent maegashira performer
Tokushōryū Makoto e1Maegashira 10 East 2009-1 Kise Nara best rank maegashira 7
Tosayutaka Yūya f0Jūryō 8 West 2007-3 Tokitsukaze Kōchi best rank maegashira 1, first wrestler from his stable to reach the top division since the Tokitsukaze stable hazing scandal, working way back up ranks after long injury absence
Towanoyama Yoshimitsu g4Makushita 47 East 1993-a11 Dewanoumi Tokyo best rank maegashira 13, yet through unlucky twist of fate has never had a makuuchi bout
Toyohibiki Ryūta e0Maegashira 8 West 2005-1 Sakaigawa Yamaguchi best rank maegashira 2, on rise to top division, suffered only one make-koshi
Toyonoshima Daiki e1Maegashira 10 West 2002-1 Tokitsukaze Kōchi many time sekiwake, one of shortest wrestlers, performance in top division exceeded all expectations
Wakakōyū Masaya g0Makushita 3 East 1999-3 Onomatsu Chiba best rank komusubi, second wrestler from Onomatsu stable to reach top division after Katayama
Wakanosato Shinobu e1Maegashira 16 East 1992-3 Naruto Aomori best rank sekiwake, makuuchi veteran who holds record for most consecutive tournaments in junior sanyaku ranks
Yoshiazuma Hiroshi g0Makushita 2 West 1996-1 Tamanoi Kumamoto best rank maegashira 12, slowest rise ever to makuuchi
Yoshikaze Masatsugu e0Maegashira 2 West 2004-1 Oguruma oiŌita best rank komusubi, college sumo champion

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