Nine years later, he returned for SASUKE 27. There, he wore #68 but timed out on the Soritatsu Kabe. He trains on 13 obstacle replicas at home. It's also known he tried out for SASUKE 29, but didn't make it into the competition.
He competed in SASUKE 31, where he put in his best performance yet. His 1st stage run was digested, but he cleared for the first time. In the Second Stage, he swiftly completed the first half of the course, however he was quite slow on the Backstream and only left himself 20 seconds to complete the Wall Lifting, where he struggled and timed out as he had just lifted the final wall, narrowly missing becoming the second competitor to clear the Second Stage in his 40s. Later, he admitted he wanted to pass the walls by lifting them over his head so he wouldn't be accused of cheating. He felt if he just crawled under it, he couldn't face his daughters.
|10||962||Failed Jump Hang (First Stage)||All Cut|
|27||68||Failed Soritatsu Kabe (First Stage)||Time Out|
|31||76||Failed Wall Lifting (Second Stage)||Time Out|