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.


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-F participated in the First Year Stage of the festival. Katsuki Bakugo lead 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.


Class Course Known Participants
Class 1-A Hero

Izuku Midoriya iconKatsuki iconShoto Todoroki iconTenya iconFumikage iconMashirao Ojiro iconOchaco iconKoji Koda iconMinoru Mineta iconYuga Aoyama iconMina Ashido iconRikido Sato iconKyoka Jiro iconMomo iconTsuyu iconHanta Sero iconMezo Shoji iconDenki Kaminari iconEijiro Kirishima iconToru Hagakure Icon

Class 1-B Hero

Tetsutetsu icon 1Kendo icon 2Ibara icon 2MonomaYosetsu Awase iconSen Kaibara iconTogaru Kamakiri icon 2Shihai Kuroiro iconYui Kodai iconKinoko Komori iconJurota Shishida iconNirengeki Shoda icon 2Pony Tsunotori iconKosei Tsuburaba iconSetsuna Tokage icon 2Manga Fukidashi iconJuzo Honenuki icon 2Kojiro Bondo iconReiko Yanagi iconHiryu Rin icon

Classes C, D & E General Studies

Hitoshi icon 1

Classes F, G & H Support

Mei icon 1

Classes I, J & K Business Three Unnamed Students

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 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]


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]


Team Rank
Team Todoroki anime
Team Bakugo Group Shot
Team Shinso 2
Team Midoriya finals

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
Izuku defeats Hitoshi
Izuku Midoriya vs. Hitoshi Shinso
Izuku Midoriya icon
Shoto freezes Hanta
Shoto Todoroki vs. Hanta Sero
Shoto Todoroki icon
Ibara defeats Denki
Denki Kaminari vs. Ibara Shiozaki
Ibara icon 2
Mei tricks Tenya
Tenya Iida vs. Mei Hatsume
Tenya icon
Mina defeats Yuga
Yuga Aoyama vs. Mina Ashido
Mina Ashido icon
Dark Shadow overwhelms Momo
Fumikage Tokoyami vs. Momo Yaoyorozu
Fumikage icon
Eijiro vs Tetsutetsu 2
Eijiro Kirishima vs. Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu
Katsuki vs Ochaco 2
Katsuki Bakugo vs. Ochaco Uraraka
Katsuki icon

Tie Breaker

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

Quarter-Final Round

Fight Winner
Izuku vs Shoto 2
Izuku Midoriya vs. Shoto Todoroki
Shoto Todoroki icon
Tenya Iida vs. Ibara Shiozaki
Tenya Iida vs. Ibara Shiozaki
Tenya icon
Fumikage vs Mina
Fumikage Tokoyami vs. Mina Ashido
Fumikage icon
Katsuki vs Eijiro
Katsuki Bakugo vs. Eijiro Kirishima
Katsuki icon

Semi-Final Round

Fight Winner
Shoto vs Tenya 1
Shoto Todoroki vs. Tenya Iida
Shoto Todoroki icon
Katsuki vs Fumikage
Katsuki Bakugo vs. Fumikage Tokoyami
Katsuki icon

Final Round

Fight Winner
Katsuki vs Shoto
Katsuki Bakugo vs. Shoto Todoroki
Katsuki icon

Final Results

Sports Festival champions
Competitor Rank
Katsuki icon 1st
Shoto Todoroki icon 2nd
Fumikage iconTenya icon 3rd


  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.

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