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Adamson turns long-time frustrations into UAAP Cheerdance bronze

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 08:32 PM November 19, 2016
Adamson Pep Squad. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

Adamson Pep Squad. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

For 15 years, Adamson University has languished outside the podium of the UAAP Cheerdance Competition.

That misfortune ended on Saturday when the Adamson Pep Squad finally vanquished the monster that kept them out of the cheerdance elite as they took the bronze medal in arguably the most surprising routine of the afternoon.

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Adamson scored a total of 655 points behind champion National University and first runner-up Far Eastern University.

READ: NU Pep Squad bags fourth straight UAAP Cheerdance gold

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“Siyempre nakakalungkot isipin kasi ginagawa naman namin best namin every year di lang pinapalad mag place,” said team captain Carlo Espelita. “Pero nagpapasalamat kami sa lahat ng suporta sa amin kasi kahit anong mangyari andyan sila.”

Adamson Pep squad celebrates its third place finish. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

Adamson Pep squad celebrates its third place finish. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

Adamson’s best finish in the competition was a silver medal in 2001, giving the school the longest medal drought in UAAP CDC history.

With a Hawaiian-inspired theme, the Adamson Pep Squad took the highest score of 89 in the Pyramids category and the second-best mark of 353 behind champions NU.

“Sobrang saya kasi ang tagal naming hinintay manalo and ngayon pang graduation year ko pa,” said Espelita whose team practiced their routine starting summer of 2016. “Siguro talaga yung gutom namin na manalo, ilang taong pinaghirapan yun po ngayon nagbunga na mga paghihirap namin.”

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