The release of the September grand sumo tournament rankings on Monday morning came alongside in-person news conferences at three stables in the Tokyo area.

The trio of rikishi that faced the media in those interviews will all make their debut at different sanyaku ranks in the upcoming autumn meet, with the higher positioned duo projected to lead the charge for sumo glory over the next few years.

Hoshoryu’s championship run in Nagoya last month brought the number of Mongolian winners of the Emperor’s Cup into double digits, and earned the Tatsunami stable man promotion to ozeki.