Wakanojō Munehiko

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Wakanojō Munehiko
若ノ城 宗彦
Personal information
Born Munehiko Aga
(1973-04-13) April 13, 1973 (age 44)
Naha, Okinawa, Japan
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Weight 150 kg (330 lb)
Career
Stable Magaki
Record 356-375-27
Debut January, 1992
Highest rank Maegashira 6 (March, 1998)
Retired May, 2004
Championships 1 (Jūryō)
3 (Sandanme)
1 (Jonokuchi)
* Up to date as of Sep. 2012.

Wakanojō Munehiko (born 13 April 1973 as Munehiko Aga) is a former sumo wrestler from Naha, Okinawa, Japan. He made his professional debut in January 1992, and reached the top division in September 1997. His highest rank was maegashira 6. He retired in May 2004.

Career record[edit]

Wakanojō Munehiko[1]
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
1992 (Maezumo) East Jonokuchi #33
7–0
Champion

 
East Jonidan #45
6–1
 
East Sandanme #83
5–2
 
West Sandanme #48
3–4
 
East Sandanme #67
5–2
 
1993 West Sandanme #34
4–3
 
West Sandanme #21
7–0
Champion

 
East Makushita #15
0–2–5
 
West Makushita #50
4–3
 
West Makushita #41
1–6
 
East Sandanme #13
6–1
 
1994 East Makushita #41
4–3
 
West Makushita #28
5–2
 
West Makushita #16
6–1
 
East Makushita #5
2–5
 
East Makushita #19
3–4
 
West Makushita #26
5–2
 
1995 East Makushita #15
5–2
 
West Makushita #7
3–4
 
West Makushita #13
6–1
 
West Makushita #2
5–2
 
West Jūryō #13
12–3
Champion

 
East Jūryō #4
8–7
 
1996 West Jūryō #2
3–12
 
East Jūryō #12
8–7
 
East Jūryō #8
8–7
 
West Jūryō #4
6–9
 
East Jūryō #8
7–8
 
West Jūryō #11
8–7
 
1997 East Jūryō #6
8–7
 
West Jūryō #4
8–7
 
West Jūryō #3
8–7
 
East Jūryō #3
10–5
 
East Maegashira #13
8–7
 
West Maegashira #7
5–10
 
1998 East Maegashira #13
9–6
 
West Maegashira #6
5–10
 
West Maegashira #9
8–7
 
West Maegashira #7
4–11
 
East Maegashira #13
8–7
 
East Maegashira #8
6–9
 
1999 East Maegashira #11
6–9
 
East Maegashira #14
8–7
 
West Maegashira #12
8–7
 
East Maegashira #11
3–12
 
East Jūryō #3
6–9
 
West Jūryō #5
8–7
 
2000 East Jūryō #3
3–12
 
West Jūryō #11
5–10
 
East Makushita #2
4–3
 
West Jūryō #12
7–8
 
East Jūryō #13
6–9
 
East Makushita #3
2–5
 
2001 East Makushita #13
3–3–1
 
East Makushita #20
Sat out due to injury
0–0–7
East Makushita #20
Sat out due to injury
0–0–7
East Makushita #59
2–5
 
East Sandanme #18
7–0
Champion

 
East Makushita #14
3–4
 
2002 West Makushita #20
3–4
 
West Makushita #27
3–4
 
East Makushita #35
3–4
 
East Makushita #43
3–4
 
East Makushita #58
3–4
 
East Sandanme #10
7–0–P
Champion

 
2003 East Makushita #12
2–5
 
East Makushita #29
1–6
 
East Makushita #56
2–5
 
West Sandanme #18
3–4
 
West Sandanme #34
1–6
 
East Sandanme #72
1–6
 
2004 East Jonidan #3
3–4
 
East Jonidan #19
0–6–1
 
West Jonidan #79
Retired
1–0–6
x x x
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. ^ "Wakanojō Munehiko Rikishi Information". Sumo Reference. Retrieved 2012-09-04. 

External links[edit]