To Our Friends in Wrestling Around the world
By William May
（Japan Amateur Wrestling Federation, Public Information Committee
May wrestling news
NSSU WINS EAST JAPAN COLLEGIATE CROWN
TOKYO (May 22) - Nippon Sports Science University dumped Nihon University 5-2 at Komazawa Gymnasium to claim its 24th overall East Japan collegiate wrestling title.
NSSU, which last won the title in 2004, and Nichidai both finished first in their respective pool competitions with 7-0 records. Kenichi Yumoto, NSSU's 60-kg entry, was named the outstanding wrestler of the competition while Nichidai's Shinya Matsumoto was awarded the fighting spirit trophy.
In Division Two, the Japanese Defense Academy defeated Keio University 6-1 for its first championship since the divisions were re-aligned in 2000. With a chance to advance to Division One, however, the Defense Academy lost to Hosei University 6-1 and will remain in the second division next year. Keio, meanwhile, fell to the Tokyo University of Agriculture 7-0.
A week earlier in the pool competition, NSSU stopped last year's Cinderella team Waseda University 6-1 in the group final while Nichidai upended defending champion Takushoku University 5-2.
TOKUYAMA WINS SPRING TITLE AT WEST JAPAN COLLEGE MEET
OSAKA (May 16) - Tokuyama University edged perennial powerhouse Ritsumeikan 4-3 and claimed its first title in over five years in the semi-annual West Japan collegiate wrestling championships.
The title was the 14th overall for Tokuyama, which won the league championship for the first time since the fall meeting of 2000. The victory also prevented Ritsumeikan from extending its championship streak in West
Japan to 10. Nihon Bunri University from Kyushu defeated Nagoya's Chukyo Gakuin University 6-1 for third place while Fukuoka University took fifth place 5-2 ovr Minami Kyushu University.
In the second division round-robin, Tenri University took first place with a 6-0 record followed by Kinki University (5-1) and Kansai University (4-2).
TEAM NAMED FOR UNIVERSITY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
TOKYO (May 17) - The Japan Wrestling Federation and All-Japan Collegiate Wrestling Association announced Japan's line-up for the university wrestling world championships in Ulan Bator, Mongolia. The championships will be held from June 15 to June 20 with two days of competition each for greco-roman, women and freestyle.
The Japanese delegation members are:
55 kg - Kohei Hasegawa, Aoyama Gakuin University
60 kg - Ryutaro Matsumoto, Nippon Sports Science University
66 kg - Noritomo Eto, Japan Self-Defense Forces
74 kg - Hideki Goto, Nihon Bunri University instructor
84 kg - Takuya Ito, Waseda University
96 kg - Ryuji Yamaguchi, Takushoku University
120 kg - Tetsuya Shato, Hyogo Wrestling Association
55 kg - Shinpei Fujimoto, Waseda
60 kg - Noriyuki Takatsuka, Nihon University
66 kg - Tsukasa Sato, Waseda
74 kg - Koji Sakurai, Takushoku
84 kg - Shinya Matsumoto, Nihon
96 kg - Yoshitsugu Yoneyama, K-Powers
120 kg - Katsuya Kitamura, Senshu University
48 kg - Yuri Funatsu, Toyo University
51 kg - Yuna Sakae, Chukyo Women痴 University
55 kg - Chikako Matsukawa, Nihon
59 kg - Kayoko Shimada, Nihon
63 kg - Mio Nishimaki, CWU
67 kg - Mami Shinkai, CWU
72 kg - Kie Tanaka, CWU
FUKUDA NAMED DEPUTY CHIEF FOR JPN DELEGATION TO DOHA ASIAN GAMES
TOKYO (May 24) - Tomiaki Fukuda, president of the Japan Wrestling Federation, was named deputy chief of Japan's delegation to the 2006 Asian Games by the Japanese Olympic Committee.
Fukuda is a senior executive board member of the JOC as well as chairman of the JOC's Sports Committee.
JOC Secretary General Tsutomu Hayashi will serve as chef de mission for the Japanese delegation at the Asian Games in Doha this December.