High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Wakahaguro Tomoaki (25 November 1934 - 2 March 1969) was a sumo wrestler from Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. HIs highest rank was ozeki. A Former swimming champion while at junior high school, Wakahaguro made his professional debut in October 1949, joining Tatsunami stable. TO meet the weight requirement, he had to drink an enormous amount of water prior to his physical. HOwever, he was able to put on more weight as he moved up the ranks. HE reached the second highest juryo division in March 1954 and was promoted to the top makuuchi division in March 1955. HIs first big success in a tournament came in March 1956 when he won 12 out of 15 bouts and took part in a three way playoff for the championship with ozeki Wakanohana and sekiwake Asashio.