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NU Pep Squad defends crown in 2014 UAAP Cheerdance Competition

NU pulls a back-to-back win in the 2014 UAAP Cheerdance Competition

BY MAUREEN MARIE BELMONTE

Twitter: @MissHappyWriter

FRESH SCOOPS

9/14/2014 5:00 PM
NU Pep Squad defends crown in 2014 UAAP Cheerdance Competition


091414-NU_main.jpgIt was a back-to-back win for National University Pep Squad as once again they snagged the champion trophy at the 2014 UAAP Cheerdance Compeitition held at the Araneta Coliseum on September 14.

School spirit reigned supreme as over 21,000 UAAP students and supporters trooped to the Big Dome to express their support for their respective schools.  

The NU team took on a Native American theme complete with suede costume, mohawks and feather-adorned headpieces. 

Although they performed last among the eight schools that competed, the team displayed well executed pyramids and complicated routines that eventually led them to finish with 677.5 points. Apart from the trophy, the team also took home P340,000 and some other prizes.

Consistently strong team University of the Philippines' Pep Squad finished on the first place who came to the Big Dome with their much-lauded equality-themed dance routine capped off by their rainbow flag. The team drew praises online for their that stunt involved women cheer dancers lifting male dancers in a four-level pyramid. Eventually they garnered 658 points from the judges.

The second runner up spot was occupied by University of Santo Tomas' Salinggawi Dance Troupe, who was able to return at the podium after four years of missing it with a total score of 625 points. The team had Chinese-themed performance which started with flying cloths and ended with a Chinese dragon costume looking tiger.

Adamson University's pirate-inspired routine finished in fourth place with 600 points, just a breath ahead of the FEU Cheering Squad, with a Chun Li-ish theme which finished with 599.5 points on fifth place.

Last year's third placers, De La Salle University Animo Squad, unfortunately dropped to sixth place this year with 557 points after performing an "out-of-this-world" routine.

Meanwhile the University of the East Pep Squad finished seventh with 503 points with their Muslim-themed routine, while the Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion was in eighth place with 494.5 points for their nautical-themed performance.