FANDOM



Intro

The 8th Competition, official name: SASUKE2001秋 (literally SASUKE 2001 Fall) is arguably one of the best and emotional tournaments to not have a winner. For the whole tournament, a typhoon showered Midoriyama in rains, causing several long rain delays. The rains also caused the course to be very slick.

This tournament introduced a new first obstacle: the Godantobi, which is still used today. The new obstacle was made more difficult by the pouring rain and eliminated over 50 people. Also, the rains made the Soritatsu Kabe very slick causing several time outs, most notably Shane Kosugi and Yamada Katsumi. Newcomer Jordan Jovtchev, an Olympic gymnast from Bulgaria, took three attempts to clear the Soritatsu Kabe and thus had less than ten seconds when he made it to the Rope Climb. He was able to fly up the Rope Climb and then clear at the very last moment, with 0.00 seconds left on the clock, the closest finish in any stage in history. Before this tournament, Yamada declared he would retire if he could not clear the First Stage. He timed out on the Soritatsu Kabe, however. After which, resumed and was able to scale the Soritatsu Kabe in one shot and completed the remainder of the stage. It was a very emotional moment as many people thought this would be Yamada's last tournament. Despite the rain squall, six were able to clear the First Stage.

In the Second Stage, the time limit was raised to 100 seconds, the highest Second Stage time limit in history (until SASUKE 28). Due to the rains, the electric Gyakusō Conveyor had to be halted to prevent shocking those who crossed it, making the obstacle far easier. Starting in this SASUKE tournament, a button was added at the finish line, and competitors required to press it in time, in order to stop the clock, open the gate, and advance to the Third Stage. The field was narrowed down from six to four.

In the Third Stage, the results were vastly better than previous tournaments. Three out of the four competitors made it to the Pipe Slider, with two of them clearing. Jovtchev became the first and only rookie to advance to the Final Stage. American Kane Kosugi also cleared, marking the first time that foreign competitors made it to the Final Stage, a feat that has only been replicated by Taiwanese rock climber Lee En-Chih in SASUKE 24.

In the Final Stage, the rain extemely affected the performance of the competitors. Jovtchev did not scale the Spider Climb fast enough and the walls spread apart before he could reach the Tsuna Nobori. It has been noted he started a couple of seconds late, and the spider walls were very slick. Kosugi fractionally cleared the Spider Climb and made it about halfway up the rope, but timed out. As the rain poured, Kane cried at the bottom of the tower because it was raining too hard. This was Kane Kosugi's final SASUKE tournament.

Stage 1

Obstacles

^Godantobi 五段跳び

Rolling Maruta ローリング丸太

^Ōdama 大玉

Jump Hang ジャンプハング

Soritatsu Kabe そり立つ壁

Tarzan Rope ターザンロープ

Rope Climb ロープクライム

Time Limit: 77 seconds

^ Denotes New Obstacle

Results

Number Name (Age) Profile Result Notes
1 Ebine Shinichi (30) 3rd in 1999 World Arm Wrestling Championship Godantobi 五段跳び
2 Takizawa Tai (21)

Student/Volleyball Player

Ōdama 大玉 First to beat the Godantobi.
3 Ramon Williams (36) Kanfu Instructor Ōdama 大玉 Middle Cut.
4 Kamiyama Yoshihiro (16) Trampolinist Jump Hang ジャンプハング First to beat Odama.
5 Saito Yasuhiko (34) Acupuncturists Unknown All Cut.
6 Hasegawa Fumiya (28) Liquor store Unknown All Cut.
7 ??? Yuichi (23) Four years of University Unknown All Cut.
8 (35) Japan Second Ranked Body Boarder Godantobi 五段跳び
9 ??? Yukari (25) High School Teacher Godantobi 五段跳び
10 Nabe Yakan (31) 2001 Winning Powerlifting Association Godantobi 五段跳び
11 ??? Taku (28) Architects Unknown All Cut.
12 (36) Ballet dancer Unknown All Cut.
13 ??? Tetsuya (34) Sushi Craftsman Unknown All Cut.
14 Hosoe Tomohiro (30) Train Conductor Godantobi 五段跳び
15 (25) Firefighters Unknown All Cut.
16 (24) Ski Moguls Unknown All Cut.
17 (35) Captain Unknown All Cut.
18 Wada Mamoru (21) Toyo University wrestling Unknown All Cut.
19 Sato Masashi (30) Garden artisans Unknown All Cut.
20 Abe Miko (22) Shorinji kempo Unknown All Cut.
21 Îjima Toyohisa (25) Action Actor Ōdama 大玉
22 Kubota Kazuhisa (31) Postal Worker Godantobi 五段跳び
23 Saimoto Kazuya (31) Wrestling, four years Unknown All Cut.
24 Miura Eiichi (33) Construction Worker Jump Hang ジャンプハング All Cut.
25 Yamanaka Yohei (24) AFL Japan representative Unknown All Cut.
26 Ito Takao (31) Actor Unknown All Cut.
27 Inoue Satoru (30) Former 100m and 200m Record Holder Rolling Maruta ローリング丸太
28 Sato Eriko (19) Gravure Idol Godantobi 五段跳び
29 (35) Original Silver Star Japan 2 times Unknown All Cut.
30 Nagata Hideki (19) Magazine editors Unknown All Cut.
31 Hibari (28) Transsexual Soritatsu Kabe ジャンプハング Time Out. First woman to beat the Jump Hang.
32 Morgan Foster (25) Life Saver Godantobi 五段跳び Digest.
33 (31) Rugby Player Godantobi 五段跳び Digest.
34 (28) Unknown All Cut.
35 (27) Unknown All Cut.
36 Nakayama Kinnikun (23) Comedian Soritatsu Kabe そり立つ壁 Middle Cut. Time Out.
39 Yoshinaga Katsumi Middle School Teacher Jump Hang ジャンプハング All Cut.
41 Nagano Makoto (29) Miyazaki Prefecture Fisherman Soritatsu Kabe そり立つ壁 Middle Cut. Time Out.
42 Mark (30) Mom Queer Bar, Shinjuku Godantobi 五段跳び
44 FukunakaHiroyuki (23) Pro Ballet Dancer Jump Hang ジャンプハング
46 Nakata Daisuke (27) Sydney Olympics Trampoline Representative Clear (02.1 seconds left)
47 (25) 1998 Samba World Championship Silver Medalist Jump Hang ジャンプハング All Cut.
51 Tatsukawa Tomihiro (37) Insurance Businessman Godantobi 五段跳び
52 Mizuno Yuko (19) Reporter Godantobi 五段跳び
55 (30) Office Worker Jump Hang ジャンプハング Digest.
56 Ueyama Yasuhiro (22) Fourth Year Nihon University Student Jump Hang ジャンプハング Digest.
59 Jordan Jovtchev (28) Sydney Olympics Bronze Medalist in Still Rings and Floor Clear (00.00 seconds left) Hit the button at the same moment time expired and cleared.
61 Iketani Naoki (27) Monster Box World Record Holder (23 boxes) Rolling Maruta ローリング丸太
62 Sakawa Ryuichi (23) Former Track Runner Clear (13.2 seconds left) Middle Cut. Fastest Stage 1 clear the tournament.
70 Shinoda Miho (29) Singer/Member of Taiyo to Ciscomoon Godantobi 五段跳び Digest.
71 Takeda Toshihiro (26) Gifu Firefighter Clear (09.3 seconds left)
72 Kitazawa Hideyo (36) Computer Engineer Rope Climb ロープクライム Digest. Time Out.
80 James Okada (30) Actor/Member of Inaugural Class at the Sho Kosugi Juku Rolling Maruta ローリング丸太 Digest.
81 Shôei (27) Model Clear (00.1 seconds left)
82 Yusa Masami (28) Beach Flags World Champion Godantobi 五段跳び couse out
83

Fukunaka Shigehisa (29)

Bartender Rolling Maruta ローリング丸太
85 Shane Kosugi (25) Supervisor at the Sho Kosugi Juku Soritatsu Kabe そり立つ壁 Time Out.
87 Hamada Ayako (20) Professional Women Wrestler Godantobi 五段跳び
88 Kuboki Hironori (21) Tokyo University Student/Former Gymnast Godantobi 五段跳び
91 Kane Kosugi (26) Action Actor Clear (10.5 seconds left)
94 Sanae Kikuta (30) House Fighter Rolling Maruta ローリング丸太
95 (22) Godantobi 五段跳び
96 Unknown Unknown Rope Climb ロープクライム All cut. Wore pants. Time Out.
97 Yeo Hong-Chul (30) Atlanta Olympic Silver Medalist in Vault Godantobi 五段跳び
98 Yamamoto Shingo (27) Gas Station Director Rope Climb ロープクライム Time Out.
99 Akiyama Kazuhiko (28) SASUKE1999秋 Kanzenseiha Jump Hang ジャンプハング
100 Yamada Katsumi (35) Ironworker Soritatsu Kabe そり立つ壁 Time Out.
Total 100 Attempts 6 Clear

Stage 2

Obstacles

Chain Reaction チェーンリアクション

Brick Climb ブリッククライム

Spider Walk スパイダーウォーク

Goren Hammer

Gyakusō Conveyor (Stopped) 逆走コンベアー (停止)

Wall Lifting ウォールリフティング

Time Limit: 100 seconds

Results

Number Name (Age) Profile Result Notes
46 Nakata Daisuke (27) Sydney Olympics Trampoline Representative Wall Lifting ウォールリフティング Middle Cut. Time Out. Second Wall.
59 Jordan Jovtchev (28) Sydney Olympics Bronze Medalist in Still Rings and Floor Clear (11.6 seconds left) Digest.
62 Sakawa Ryuichi (23) Former Track Runner Chain Reaction チェーンリアクション Digest. Course Out. Failed Landing, his feet skimmed the water while landing.
71 Takeda Toshihiro (26) Gifu Firefighter Clear (19.9 seconds left) Digest. Fastest ever Stage 2 clear until SASUKE 11.
81 Shôei (27) Model/Geinojin Sportsman No. 1 Clear (09.3 seconds left)
91 Kane Kosugi (26) Action Actor Clear (05.2 seconds left)
Total 6 Attempts 4 Clear

Stage 3

Obstacles

Propeller Untei プロペラうんてい

Body Prop ボディプロップ

Arm Bike アームバイク

Cliffhanger クリフハンガー

Pipe Slider パイプスライダー

Results

Number Name (Age) Profile Result Notes
59 Jordan Jovtchev (28) Sydney Olympics Bronze Medalist in Still Rings and Floor Clear
71 Takeda Toshihiro (26) Gifu Firefighter Pipe Slider パイプスライダー
81 Shôei (27) Model/Geinojin Sportsman No. 1 Body Prop ボディプロップ
91 Kane Kosugi (26) Action Actor Clear
Total 4 Attempts 2 Clear

Final Stage

Obstacles

Spider Climb スパイダークライム (12.5m)

Tsuna Nobori 綱登り (10m)

Results

Number Name (Age) Profile Result Notes
59 Jordan Jovtchev (28) Sydney Olympics Bronze Medalist in Still Rings and Floor Spider Climb スパイダークライム (12.5m) About 11m up. Jovtchev fell to the ground after the walls split at the 15 seconds limit.
91 Kane Kosugi (26) Action Actor Tsuna Nobori 綱登り (10m) Time out. About 18m up. First to beat Spider Climb.

Final appearance at SASUKE by Kane Kosugi.

Total 2 Attempts 0 Clear

External Links

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.