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Aoki Yasuo (青木 保夫) is a 3-D sculptor who always brings a sculpture of a SASUKE obstacle with him to the starting line. He has competed in fourteen SASUKE tournaments, but has never cleared the first obstacle. He, Harashima Masami, and Kuramochi Minoru are usually given consecutive starting positions.

Aoki was indirectly involved in a very bizarre incident in SASUKE 25. In the lottery to draw start positions before the tournament, he drew #48. Levi Meeuwenberg, who had drawn #39, slipped while on the Dome Steps and steadied himself using his hands, which is illegal. Meeuwenberg protested, however, claiming a mistranslation of the rules. He was granted a mulligan, which is not altogether unusual, but was given Aoki's bib; Meeuwenberg appears on the broadcast wearing #48. Aoki was cut from the broadcast but it is known he failed the Dome Steps, that can be seen on the american brodcast. A complete list of competitors' names were shown prior to the Second Stage, where Aoki was listed with Meeuwenberg's original start position, #39, despite in all likelihood not ever using it.

Incredibly he was able to beat the first obstacle for the first time in any show on Viking 2. He however couldn't get pass the obstacle the Loading Dock.


SASUKE # Result Notes
13 79 Failed Prism See-Saw (First Stage)
15 36 Failed Hurdle Jump (First Stage)
16 26 Failed Rokudantobi (First Stage)
17 29 Failed Rokudantobi (First Stage)
18 6 Failed Rope Glider (First Stage)
19 Failed Rokudantobi (First Stage)
20 1937 Failed Rokudantobi (First Stage)
21 37 Failed Rokudantobi (First Stage) Digest
22 33 Failed Rokudantobi (First Stage)
23 38 Failed Jyunidantobi (First Stage)
24 Failed Jyunidantobi (First Stage)
25 48 Failed Dome Steps (First Stage) All Cut. Identified as #39 on the broadcast list.
26 47 Failed Step Slider (First Stage) All Cut, broadcast on SASUKE Navi
27 Failed Step Slider (First Stage) Shown in SASUKE 27 Navi