Wakakoma Kenzo

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Wakakoma Kenzo
若駒 健三
Personal information
Born Kenzo Ito
(1937-04-20) April 20, 1937 (age 81)
Gojōme, Akita, Japan
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb; 13.1 st)
Career
Stable NishonosekiShibatayamaHanakago
Record 219-153-48
Debut May, 1952
Highest rank Maegashira 8 (November, 1961)
Retired March, 1962
Championships 1 (Jūryō)
1 (Makushita)
* Up to date as of Sep. 2012.

Wakakoma Kenzo (born 20 April 1937 as Kenzo Ito) is a former sumo wrestler from Gojōme, Akita, Japan. He made his professional debut in May 1952 and reached the top division in September 1961. His highest rank was maegashira 8. He left the sumo world upon retirement from active competition in March 1962.

Pre-modern career record[edit]

  • In 1953 the New Year tournament was begun and the Spring tournament began to be held in Osaka.
Wakakoma Kenzo[1]
- Spring
Haru basho, Tokyo
Summer
Natsu basho, Tokyo
Autumn
Aki basho, Tokyo
1952 Not held Shinjo
2–1
 
East Jonidan #27
0–0–8
 
- New Year
Hatsu basho, Tokyo
Spring
Haru basho, Osaka
Summer
Natsu basho, Tokyo
Autumn
Aki basho, Tokyo
1953 East Jonokuchi #1
0–0–8
 
(Banzukegai) (Banzukegai) Shinjo
2–1
 
1954 East Jonidan #57
6–2
 
East Jonidan #16
7–1
 
East Sandanme #60
5–3
 
East Sandanme #43
4–4
 
1955 East Sandanme #37
5–3
 
East Sandanme #14
6–2
 
West Makushita #52
5–3
 
West Makushita #44
6–2
 
1956 West Makushita #30
7–1
 
West Makushita #14
4–4
 
East Makushita #13
4–4
 
East Makushita #13
4–4
 
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

Modern career record[edit]

  • Since the addition of the Kyushu tournament in 1957 and the Nagoya tournament in 1958, the yearly schedule has remained unchanged.
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
1957 West Makushita #12
4–4
 
West Makushita #10
4–4
 
West Makushita #9
5–3
 
Not held West Makushita #6
4–4
 
East Makushita #6
4–4
 
1958 East Makushita #7
4–4
 
East Makushita #6
6–2
 
East Makushita #1
0–2–6
 
West Makushita #13
4–1–3
 
East Makushita #11
0–0–8
 
West Makushita #26
0–0–8
 
1959 East Makushita #46
5–3
 
West Makushita #39
4–4
 
East Makushita #39
6–2
 
East Makushita #21
1–7
 
West Makushita #37
0–1–7
 
West Makushita #62
7–1
 
1960 East Makushita #40
4–4
 
East Makushita #35
5–3
 
East Makushita #26
6–2
 
East Makushita #13
7–0
Champion

 
West Jūryō #15
8–7
 
West Jūryō #14
12–3
Champion

 
1961 West Jūryō #4
10–5
 
East Jūryō #1
4–11
 
East Jūryō #8
10–5
 
East Jūryō #2
10–5
 
East Maegashira #13
9–6
 
West Maegashira #8
6–9
 
1962 East Maegashira #12
3–12
 
East Jūryō #4
Retired
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. ^ "Wakakoma Kenzo Rikishi Information". Sumo Reference. Retrieved 2012-09-19.