Hōō Tomomichi

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Hōō Tomomichi, born Tomomichi Kabetani (7 December 1956 – 16 January 2013),[1] was a sumo wrestler from Gamagori, Aichi, Japan. He made his professional debut in September 1971, and reached the top division in July 1979. His highest rank was sekiwake. He is the only sekiwake since the six tournaments a year schedule began in 1958 to never win a sanshō or special prize. He was one of the few wrestlers to face both Takanohana Kenshi and his son Takanohana Kōji, having fought the latter in the makushita division towards the end of his career. He left the sumo world upon retirement in May 1990. He died of heart disease in 2013.

Hōō Tomomichi
鳳凰 倶往
Personal information
Born壁谷 友道 Tomomichi Kabetani
(1956-12-07)7 December 1956
Gamagori, Aichi, Japan
Died16 January 2013(2013-01-16) (aged 56)
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight148 kg (326 lb)
Career
StableNishonoseki
Record617-631-26
DebutSeptember, 1971
Highest rankSekiwake (July, 1984)
RetiredMay, 1990
Championships4 (Jūryō)
1 (Makushita)
Gold Stars3
Wakanohana II (2)
Chiyonofuji
* Up to date as of Sep. 2012.

Career recordEdit

Hōō Tomomichi[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
1971 x x x x (Maezumo) East Jonokuchi #5
2–2
 
1972 West Jonidan #90
3–0
 
East Jonidan #37
0–0
 
East Jonidan #37
4–3
 
East Jonidan #15
1–6
 
West Jonidan #40
3–4
 
East Jonidan #48
4–3
 
1973 West Jonidan #30
4–3
 
West Jonidan #18
3–4
 
West Jonidan #27
4–3
 
East Jonidan #9
3–4
 
East Jonidan #29
6–1
 
East Sandanme #67
4–3
 
1974 East Sandanme #54
4–3
 
East Sandanme #43
5–2
 
West Sandanme #17
3–4
 
West Sandanme #26
4–3
 
West Sandanme #12
5–2
 
West Makushita #48
5–2
 
1975 East Makushita #27
2–5
 
East Makushita #44
4–3
 
West Makushita #34
3–4
 
West Makushita #42
3–4
 
West Makushita #54
4–3
 
West Makushita #44
4–3
 
1976 West Makushita #36
4–3
 
East Makushita #32
3–4
 
East Makushita #44
3–4
 
East Makushita #53
5–2
 
East Makushita #33
4–3
 
West Makushita #23
3–4
 
1977 East Makushita #33
5–2
 
West Makushita #17
4–3
 
East Makushita #13
3–4
 
West Makushita #18
5–2
 
West Makushita #10
2–5
 
East Makushita #29
6–1
 
1978 West Makushita #11
5–2
 
West Makushita #2
5–2
 
West Jūryō #11
10–5
 
West Jūryō #5
8–7
 
East Jūryō #3
8–7
 
West Jūryō #2
4–11
 
1979 West Jūryō #10
8–7
 
West Jūryō #8
8–7
 
East Jūryō #4
10–5
 
East Maegashira #13
8–7
 
East Maegashira #9
9–6
 
East Maegashira #4
4–11
 
1980 West Maegashira #12
8–7
 
East Maegashira #9
8–7
 
East Maegashira #6
8–7
 
East Maegashira #1
5–10
West Maegashira #7
10–5
 
East Komusubi #1
4–11
 
1981 East Maegashira #5
6–9
East Maegashira #8
6–9
 
West Maegashira #10
2–13
 
West Jūryō #7
8–7
 
West Jūryō #5
11–4
Champion

 
West Maegashira #11
9–6
 
1982 West Maegashira #5
6–9
 
West Maegashira #6
5–10
 
West Maegashira #11
8–7
 
West Maegashira #7
6–9
 
East Maegashira #11
9–6
 
East Maegashira #5
6–9
 
1983 East Maegashira #8
5–10
 
East Maegashira #12
Sat out due to injury
0–0–15
East Jūryō #10
9–6
 
West Jūryō #5
6–9
 
East Jūryō #9
13–2
Champion

 
West Jūryō #1
11–4–PP
Champion

 
1984 East Maegashira #10
8–7
 
East Maegashira #6
8–7
 
East Maegashira #2
8–7
 
East Sekiwake #1
4–11
 
West Maegashira #4
5–10
 
East Maegashira #11
8–7
 
1985 East Maegashira #7
8–7
 
East Maegashira #3
5–10
West Maegashira #8
6–9
 
East Maegashira #13
9–6
 
West Maegashira #5
4–11
 
East Jūryō #1
2–13
 
1986 East Jūryō #12
5–10
 
East Makushita #4
7–0
Champion

 
East Jūryō #11
9–6
 
East Jūryō #6
11–4
 
West Jūryō #1
5–10
 
West Jūryō #6
5–10
 
1987 East Jūryō #13
5–10
 
West Makushita #3
3–4
 
East Makushita #8
5–2
 
East Makushita #3
5–2
 
East Jūryō #13
9–6
 
West Jūryō #7
12–3
Champion

 
1988 West Jūryō #1
4–11
 
West Jūryō #6
7–8
 
West Jūryō #9
9–6
 
East Jūryō #4
8–7
 
West Jūryō #2
10–5
 
East Maegashira #13
8–7
 
1989 East Maegashira #9
5–10
 
West Jūryō #1
6–9
 
East Jūryō #5
0–15
 
West Makushita #6
3–4
 
East Makushita #10
2–5
 
East Makushita #23
6–1
 
1990 East Makushita #8
2–5
 
West Makushita #23
1–2–4
 
West Makushita #53
Retired
0–0–7
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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 鳳凰倶往 (in Japanese). sikyo.net. 2013. Retrieved 19 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Hōō Tomomichi Rikishi Information". Sumo Reference. Retrieved 4 September 2012.