Nayoroiwa Shizuo

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Nayoroiwa Shizuo
名寄岩 静男
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Personal information
Born Shizuo Iwakabe
(1914-09-27)September 27, 1914
Nayoro, Hokkaidō, Japan
Died January 26, 1971(1971-01-26) (aged 56)
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 128 kg (282 lb)
Career
Stable Tatsunami
Record 337-297-33
Debut May, 1932
Highest rank Ōzeki (January, 1943)
Retired October, 1954
Championships 1 (Makushita)
1 (Sandanme)
Special Prizes Fighting Spirit (2)
Gold Stars 2
Musashiyama
Chiyonoyama
* Up to date as of October 2008.

Nayoroiwa Shizuo (名寄岩静男, September 27, 1914 – January 26, 1971) was a Japanese sumo wrestler from Nayoro, Hokkaidō, Japan.

Career[edit]

He joined Tatsunami stable and made his professional debut in May 1932. Along with his stablemates Futabayama and Haguroyama, he supported Tatsunami stable. In January 1937, he was promoted to the top makuuchi division. In January 1938, he defeated yokozuna Musashiyama, gaining his first kinboshi or gold star. He was promoted to ōzeki in January 1943, but was demoted to sekiwake in May 1944. He was promoted to ōzeki again in November 1946, but he lost all eleven bouts in the November 1947 tournament. He was demoted again in the May 1948 tournament. Of his six tournaments at ozeki rank he only achieved a kachi-koshi or winning record in two of them, and his overall record as an ozeki was 26 wins against 31 losses, with 22 absences.

In the May 1950 tournament, he won his first Fighting Spirit Award. In the September 1952 tournament, he defeated yokozuna Chiyonoyama, gaining a kinboshi and winning his second Fighting Spirit Award. In January 1953 he returned to sekiwake, and he remains the oldest man in the post-war era to be promoted to a san'yaku rank. During the Autumn 1954 tournament which held from September 19 to October 3, he reached his fortieth birthday, and after the tournament he retired from an active wrestler after 22 years in sumo.

After his retirement, he re-established the Kasugayama stable, which he ran until his death in 1971. Among his rikishi was the former maegashira Onobori.

Nayoroiwa pictured during his final tournament in autumn 1954, after winning a bout.

Career record[edit]

  • Through most of the 1930s and 1940s only two tournaments were held a year, and in 1946 only one was held. The New year tournament began and the Spring tournament returned to Osaka in 1953.
Nayoroiwa Shizuo[1]
- Spring
Haru basho, Tokyo
Summer
Natsu basho, Tokyo
Autumn
Aki basho, Tokyo
1933 East Jonokuchi #14
5–1
 
West Jonidan #16
3–3
 
Not held
1934 West Jonidan #12
2–4
 
West Jonidan #18
5–1
 
Not held
1935 West Sandanme #17
6–0
Champion

 
West Makushita #13
6–5
 
Not held
1936 East Makushita #7
9–2
Champion

 
East Jūryō #6
9–2
 
Not held
1937 West Maegashira #14
6–5
 
East Maegashira #10
8–5
 
Not held
1938 West Maegashira #2
8–5
West Sekiwake #1
9–4
 
Not held
1939 East Sekiwake #1
7–6
 
West Sekiwake #1
10–5
 
Not held
1940 East Sekiwake #1
9–6
 
East Sekiwake #1
7–8
 
Not held
1941 West Komusubi #1
11–4
 
West Sekiwake #2
10–5
 
Not held
1942 East Sekiwake #2
10–5
 
East Sekiwake #2
11–4
 
Not held
1943 West Ōzeki #2
9–6
 
East Ōzeki #2
7–8
 
Not held
1944 West Ōzeki #2
1–2–12
 
East Sekiwake #2
7–3
 
East Sekiwake #1
7–3
 
1945 Not held West Sekiwake #1
3–4
 
West Sekiwake #1
6–4
 
1946 Not held Not held West Ōzeki #2
9–4
 
1947 Not held East Ōzeki #2
0–0–10
 
East Ōzeki #2
0–11
 
1948 Not held East Sekiwake #2
0–0–11
 
East Maegashira #5
4–7
 
1949 West Maegashira #8
5–8
 
East Maegashira #10
5–10
 
East Maegashira #13
8–7
 
1950 West Maegashira #9
3–12
 
West Maegashira #14
9–6
F
West Maegashira #9
11–4
 
1951 West Maegashira #2
7–8
 
East Maegashira #4
6–9
 
East Maegashira #5
8–7
 
1952 East Maegashira #2
7–8
 
West Maegashira #3
7–8
 
West Maegashira #3
9–6
F
- New Year
Hatsu basho, Tokyo
Spring
Haru basho, Osaka
Summer
Natsu basho, Tokyo
Autumn
Aki basho, Tokyo
1953 West Sekiwake #1
10–5
 
West Sekiwake #1
4–11
 
West Maegashira #3
7–8
 
West Maegashira #3
4–11
 
1954 East Maegashira #7
3–12
 
West Maegashira #14
9–6
 
West Maegashira #8
7–8
 
East Maegashira #9
Retired
4–11
Record given as win-loss-absent    Top Division Champion Top Division Runner-up 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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Noyoroiwa Shizuo Rikishi Information". Sumo Reference. Retrieved 2013-06-10. 

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