ZUSHI, Kanagawa (November 23) – London 2012 team member Tsutomu FUJIMURA won his first title at 74kg in greco-roman and was named the outstanding wrestler in all styles at the national shakaijin open wrestling tournament.
FUJIMURA, who wrestled at 66kg in London, defeated 2013 world team member at 66kg Hiroyuki SHIMIZU by fall in the 74kg final at Zushi Arena and was awarded the JOC Cup as the tourney’s top wrestler.
In addition to FUJIMURA, four teammates from the Japan Self-Defense Forces team won titles in the greco-roman competition. But, Niigata high school teacher Naoto TSUCHIDA (60kg) was named the outstanding wrestler in greco-roman.
In men’s freestyle, last year’s winner at 55kg Naoto TAKAYASU defeated Rei KUWAKI of the SDF team for the 60kg crown and the award for the style’s outstanding wrestler.
In women’s freestyle, where students are allowed to compete to add to the number of entries, Honoka SAITO of Hosei University won the 55kg title and was named the outstanding female competitor.
55kg – Yosuke KAWANO, Japan Self-Defense Forces
60kg – Naoto TAKAYASU, Takayasu-gumi
66kg – Jun EGAWA, Wakayama wrestling association
74kg – Takafumi KOJIMA, Nakahara Yogo Gakko
84kg – Yoshiaki NARABE, Chikusei regional fire department
96kg – Yuji FUKUI, Japan SDF
120kg – Katsutoshi KANAZAWA, Japan SDF
Outstanding Wrestler – Naoto TAKAYASU, 60kg
55kg – Yasunari NODA, Japan SDF
60kg – Naoto TSUCHIDA, Niigata Chuo Kogyo high school
66kg – Takashi SASAKI, Japan SDF
74kg – Tsutomu FUJIMURA, Japan SDF
84kg – Masato SUMI, Japan SDF
96kg – Taichi OKA, Japan SDF
120kg – Ryuta KONO, Suzuka International
OW – Naoto TSUCHIDA, 60kg
48kg – Sakura UENO, Japan SDF
51kg – Noriko IWANAGA, Kyushu Kyoritsu University
55kg – Honoka SAITO, Hosei University
59kg – Ayako SHODA, Amino club
63kg – Kayoko KUDO, Japan SDF
67kg – no entries
72kg – no entries
OW – Honoka SAITO, 55kg