Hokut%C5%8Driki Hideki

Hokutriki Hideki is a former sumo wrestler, from Tochigi, Japan. He reached the top makuuchi division in 2002 and was runnerup in three tournaments. He has four special prizes in his career. The highest rank he reached was sekiwake.

He was born in Kurobane, a town in the Nasu District of Tochigi Prefecture. Hokutriki made his professional debut in March 1993, joining Kokonoe stable. In October of that year he transferred to the newly created Hakkaku stable run by former yokozuna Hokutoumi. It took nearly nine years for him to achieve sekitori status by gaining promotion to the second jry division in January 2002. However, it took him only two further tournaments to reach the top makuuchi division. On his debut outing in makuuchi in May 2002 he made an immediate impression, finishing as runnerup with a strong 114 record and the fighting spirit prize. He was also a runnerup in the March 2003 tournament.

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