The First Year Stage of the U.A. Sports Festival (雄英体育祭一年ステージ Yūei Taiikusai Ichi-nen Sutēji?) is a nationally televised competition where first year students can showcase their abilities in order to get scouted by Pro Heroes.

Overview

Following the U.S.J. Incident, U.A. High decided to go along with their annual Sports Festival despite the attack. The festival was deemed too important to cancel, and increased security measures were taken to ensure the safety of the students.[1] First-year classes A-K participated in the First Year Stage of the festival.

Katsuki Bakugo gave the student pledge.

Event Organizers

Midnight was the chief referee for the entire festival. She explained the rules to each event and would decide on how to proceed when any unique situation would arise. All of the events are announced by Shota Aizawa and Present Mic. Present Mic did the majority of the commentating, with Shota inserting his opinion from time to time. Cementoss oversaw the finals. He would repair the stage after each fight and would stop the fights if they endangered student lives.

Participants

Class Course Known Participants
Class 1-A Hero

Izuku Midoriya icon.pngKatsuki icon.pngShoto Todoroki icon.pngTenya icon.pngFumikage icon.pngMashirao Ojiro icon.pngOchaco icon.pngKoji Koda icon.pngMinoru Mineta icon.pngYuga Aoyama icon.pngMina Ashido icon.pngRikido Sato icon.pngKyoka Jiro icon.pngMomo icon.pngTsuyu icon.pngHanta Sero icon.pngMezo Shoji icon.pngDenki Kaminari icon.pngEijiro Kirishima icon.pngToru Hagakure Icon.png

Class 1-B Hero

Tetsutetsu icon 1.pngKendo icon 2.pngIbara icon 2.pngNeito icon.pngYosetsu Awase icon.pngSen Kaibara icon.pngTogaru Kamakiri icon 2.pngShihai Kuroiro icon.pngYui Kodai icon.pngKinoko Komori icon.pngJurota Shishida icon.pngNirengeki Shoda icon 2.pngPony Tsunotori icon.pngKosei Tsuburaba icon.pngSetsuna Tokage icon 2.pngManga Fukidashi icon.pngJuzo Honenuki icon 2.pngKojiro Bondo icon.pngReiko Yanagi icon.pngHiryu Rin icon.png

Classes C, D & E General Studies

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Classes F, G & H Support

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Preliminary Event: Obstacle Race

During the preliminary round, all eleven first-year classes raced along a four-kilometer-long obstacle course around the festival stadium. Participants were allowed to use their Quirks freely to try and win, as long as they do not leave the race course.[2] The first forty-two competitors that finish advanced to the second event.  

The first obstacle of the race was 'Robo Inferno": a blockade of villain robots from the U.A. Entrance Exam.[3] The second obstacle was "The Fall": a canyon that must be trekked across by walking along tightropes. Students who fell were automatically eliminated. The third and final leg of the course was a Mine Field.[4]

Results

Team Event: Cavalry Battle

In the second event, participants formed teams with a maximum of 4 people and then got in a horse configuration. The objective was to earn points by swiping other teams' headbands while protecting their own. The value of a team's headband would be the sum of the points each person on the team received based on their performance in the previous competition. The person who ranked last would be worth 5 points, and each rank above that would be worth 5 more points than the previous one, with the exception of 1st place, which was worth 10 million points.[5]

The one to wear the headband must be the rider, and they were not allowed to wear it below their neck. If the team lose their headband or crumble as a horse configuration, they would still not be eliminated. Participants were allowed to use their Quirks, but, should they attack with the malicious intention of harming another participant, they will be forced out of the game.[6]

Results

Team Rank
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Team Todoroki
1st
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Team Bakugo
2nd
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Team Shinso
3rd
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Team Midoriya
4th

Interlude Event: Recreational Games

Recreational Games

After the cavalry battle, there is an interlude period where the students of the different classes and courses who failed to qualify for the finals participate and compete in different recreational activities, such as a scavenger hunt and a ball race, among others.

These activities have no other purpose than to entertain the public and relax the atmosphere before the tournament. Meanwhile, the students qualified for the finals use the opportunity to prepare themselves.[7]

Final Event: One on One Fighting Tournament

The final event was a tournament where participants competed against one another in one on one battles. The match-ups were decided by lottery.

Despite being part of the team that ranked third in the previous event, Mashirao Ojiro and Nirengeki Shoda resigned, so Ibara Shiozaki and Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu took their places.

The conditions for winning a match were: knocking out the opponent, rendering them unable to move or getting them to step out of bounds/surrender.

First Round

Fight Winner
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Izuku Midoriya vs. Hitoshi Shinso
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Izuku Midoriya
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Shoto Todoroki vs. Hanta Sero
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Shoto Todoroki
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Denki Kaminari vs. Ibara Shiozaki
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Ibara Shiozaki
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Tenya Ida vs. Mei Hatsume
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Tenya Ida
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Yuga Aoyama vs. Mina Ashido
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Mina Ashido
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Fumikage Tokoyami vs. Momo Yaoyorozu
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Fumikage Tokoyami
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Eijiro Kirishima vs. Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu
Draw
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Katsuki Bakugo vs. Ochaco Uraraka
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Katsuki Bakugo

Tie Breaker

Arm Wrestling Match Winner
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Eijiro Kirishima vs. Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu
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Eijiro Kirishima

Quarter-Final Round

Fight Winner
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Izuku Midoriya vs. Shoto Todoroki
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Shoto Todoroki
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Tenya Ida vs. Ibara Shiozaki
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Tenya Ida
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Fumikage Tokoyami vs. Mina Ashido
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Fumikage Tokoyami
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Katsuki Bakugo vs. Eijiro Kirishima
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Katsuki Bakugo

Semi-Final Round

Fight Winner
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Shoto Todoroki vs. Tenya Ida
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Shoto Todoroki
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Katsuki Bakugo vs. Fumikage Tokoyami
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Katsuki Bakugo

Final Round

Fight Winner
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Katsuki Bakugo vs. Shoto Todoroki
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Katsuki Bakugo

Final Results

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Competitor Rank
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Katsuki Bakugo
1st
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Shoto Todoroki
2nd
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Fumikage Tokoyami
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Tenya Ida
3rd

References

  1. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 22 and Episode 14.
  2. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 25 (p. 14-15) and Episode 15.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 24 (p. 7) and Episode 15.
  4. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 25 (p. 9-14) and Episode 16.
  5. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 26 (p. 16-17) and Episode 16.
  6. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 27 (p. 3-4) and Episode 16.
  7. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 32 and Episode 19.

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