Aug 4, 2015
Sunday, July 26, 2015, APU Sumo Club member SOMEHARA Hiroki (APM4, Japan) placed second in the under-75kg weight class of the 40th West Japan Student Sumo Championship held in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture.
His winning move was the izori, a backward body drop performed after diving under an opponent's charge. "I plan to keep practicing like I have been to prepare for the national tournament in September. I hope this would attract more people to join the APU Sumo Club," commented SOMEHARA. The national tournament will be held on September 20 at the sumo dojo inside Yasukumi Shrine in Tokyo. SOMEHARA and APU Sumo Club members also plan to compete in the All Japan Student Championship slated for November.