The match begins with Shoto shooting a blast of ice at Katsuki, but Katsuki blows the ice to pieces. He then uses two Explosions to launch himself over Shoto's ice and grab him to throw him. Shoto is thrown off by his fire side activating on its own, so he then stops his momentum with ice he creates and shoots it toward Katsuki. Katsuki then twists and is enveloped in his Explosion and uses Howitzer Impact on Shoto. Shoto standing motionless is knocked into his own ice. Katsuki gets up and grabs Shoto's shirt and says, "It wasn't suppose to be like this," because Katsuki knows that Shoto likely would have won had his fire side not surprised him.
Katsuki is declared the winner, wins the Sports Festival.