THE Countrywide College (NU) Pep Squad amazed with a lively and synchronized “Cheer-obics” efficiency to win the University Athletic Association of the Philippinews Period 85 cheerdance crown ahead of a jampacked SM Shopping mall of Asia Arena on Saturday.
Riding a solid displaying in dance—which coach Ghicka Bernabe emphasised prior to the competition—stunts, pyramids and tosses—NU’s significant-risk but superior-reward functionality attained 723 details to stop Much Eastern College Cheering Squad’s 6-thirty day period reign in the league’s most important specific event witnessed by18,029 enthusiasts.
The victory was a fitting ship-off for Bernabe, who is stepping down as NU Pep Squad head mentor immediately after this season as she enters married life.
“My joy is even bigger than this arena,” stated Bernabe, who steered NU to 7 titles in nine seasons. “It’s a milestone for me as a coach.”.Shelling out homage to the late terrific rap artist Francis M., FEU clinched 719 factors, many thanks to its solid tumbling efficiency.
“This to start with runner-up end is bonus for us,” FEU coach Randel San Gregorio mentioned.A Woman Gaga-influenced functionality gave University of Santo Tomas Salinggawi Dance Troupe’s greatest performance in 5 several years for a third-put finish with 640 details.
With 7 titles, NU moved closer to UST and University of the Philippines (UP) Pep Squad, which possess the most cheerdance titles with eight every single.
College of the East Pep Squad placed fourth with 606.5, followed by Adamson University Pep Squad (595), UP (575.5), De La Salle Animo Squad (528.5) and Ateneo Blue Eagles (502.5).