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NU Pep Squad still UAAP Cheerdance champ; UST, UP 2-3 finish

/ 05:50 PM October 03, 2015

'Three-peat' UAAP Cheerdance Champion NU Pep Squad. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

‘Three-peat’ UAAP Cheerdance Champion NU Pep Squad. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

Despite a few tumbles, National University Pep Squad remained the UAAP Cheerdance Competition champion for the third straight year.

But the difficulty of the NU Pep Squad’s performance was enough to leave its “L3GACY” in the Cheerdance Competiton as a three-peat champion.

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The Bulldogs pulled off the riskiest stunts in their stone-age inspire performance but the execution was a far cry from their clean routines in the past two years that won the Bulldogs Pep squad back-to-back titles.

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“Though we had flaws, we still managed. We made sure na malayo yung score namin sa kalaban,” said NU Pep Squad coach Ghicka Bernabe in a televised interview after the announcement.

Eight-time champion University of Santo Tomas Salinggawi Dance Troupe, meanwhile, returned to the podium for the second straight year and claimed second place.

The Thomasians, who were the last to performance, wowed the crowd with their clean, jungle-themed routine which had an impressive entrance.

University of the Philippines Pep Squad, meanwhile, dropped to third place from a first runner-up finish in the 2014 with its “Utak at Puso” performance.

The members of the UP Pep Squad, which is one of the powerhouse teams in the Cheerdance competition, were seemingly stunned after the hosts announced the winner.

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Showing off some tricks up their sleeves, the two-time champion Far Eastern University Cheering Squad went for a magician-inspired theme that was good for fourth place.

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University of the East Pep Squad with its mime-inspire performance came in at fifth place followed by DLSU Animo Squad, which turned to the rock and roll for its routine, for sixth place.

Adamson, which showed much improvement from the past years, finished seventh  while Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion, which had the performance with most errors, came in last. Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.net

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