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Daughter Dew...

  • May 20, 2012 12:30 PM PDT

    Some of you know Dew, our daughter is living and working in Japan.  She speaks and writes Japannesse fluently and is teaching Japannesse Students (3rd thru 9th) english. 

            Anyway as a lark she entered in Japans Annual Womens Sumo Contest!  I did a U-tube search and those women get SERIOUS!  Anyway the contest was a held last weekend.  She had never wrestled in her life and was pretty apprehensive.  The big bosses at work, took her out and started drinking Saki the night before and tried to teacher her some "tricks"...  Wish we had THAT on U-tube!  Well the next day she travelled  to another city for the contest and get registered...there was over 70 women entered!

             The following day the contest began,  they had played on her name and had named her "Odori Yama" on her fight card.  Translation - "Dancing Mountain"!  Dew won 8 boughts in a row!  She ended up in the final round apposed to the reigning champion for 5 years for 1st place!  She ended up taking Second place, won $400 cash and many small prizes...She was interview and was on TV and in papers...never had a foriegner gone so far!  She now has became somewhat of a local celibrity....  

    Proud Dad!


    • 314 posts
    May 20, 2012 12:38 PM PDT
    that is cool
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    May 20, 2012 12:55 PM PDT
    Yep our little dancing moutain is going far in this world... But yep would have loved to see her drunk wrestling with her boss's... That would be priceless.
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    May 20, 2012 1:49 PM PDT
    How cool!
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    May 20, 2012 4:02 PM PDT
    Right on that is so COOL!
  • May 20, 2012 7:13 PM PDT
    Nice One!!!
  • May 21, 2012 12:07 AM PDT
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    May 21, 2012 12:13 AM PDT
    Gonna have to take your word for it, Wooly...I don't read or speak Japanese...
    Send her Congrats, tho. Awesome!

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    Tweek
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    • 16749 posts
    May 21, 2012 12:21 AM PDT
    How Cool is that?
    • 1855 posts
    May 21, 2012 12:22 AM PDT
    A great story for the family to tell for years to come.


    Peace
  • May 21, 2012 1:38 AM PDT
    LOL WOW! That is really impressive!! Congrats to Dancing Mountain and her proud Papa!!
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    June 11, 2012 8:07 PM PDT
    Iam so very happy for you all !!! God bless that young lady ! & both of you !!!!!
  • June 11, 2012 11:20 PM PDT
    Congratulations to her. That is what life experiences are made of. Beats talking smack on FaceBook.
  • June 11, 2012 11:24 PM PDT
    That's awesome dude! LOL
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    June 12, 2012 5:10 AM PDT
    Very Cool, Congrats!
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    June 12, 2012 5:19 AM PDT
    sorry wooly but i have to ask....who's she built like ....you or Bitchy?
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    June 12, 2012 5:35 AM PDT
    Congrats to your daughter for the win !!! Placing second is awesome,especially with the tuff competition.
    I would be one proud Father !!! Thanks for sharing this !!
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    June 13, 2012 4:37 AM PDT
    That is so great! Everything from taking the risk and going so far away to teach English to entering the competition as a "foreigner"! Congratulations to you all!! That is one brave woman!
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    June 13, 2012 5:55 AM PDT

    So....guess you never know what you can do until you try.  Who knew!!!! Congratulations to your daughter Dew for a job well done.   

  • June 14, 2012 5:39 AM PDT
    Way to go Dew!