NU Pep Squad reclaims UAAP cheerdance crown, wins 7th title

MANILA, Philippines – The National University (NU) Pep Squad has finally reclaimed the UAAP Cheerdance crown as they delivered a superb performance on Saturday, December 10 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

NU Pep Squad wins their seventh elusive cheerdance crown
NU Pep Squad wins their seventh elusive cheerdance crown. Photo Credit: One Sports

After failing to complete a three-peat last May, the NU Pep Squad headed by Ghicka Bernabe made sure to entertain fans with their “Cheerobics”-themed routine this season.

The squad now has seven titles in total and one gold away to tie with the winningest teams University of the Philippines (UP) Pep Squad and University of Santo Tomas (UST) Salinggawi Dance Troupe.

Meanwhile, the defending champion Far Eastern University (FEU) Cheering Squad settled for silver with their Francis Magalona tribute performance.

University of Santo Tomas (UST) Salinggawi Dance Troupe bagged the bronze with their "monster" theme.

READ: RESULTS: CDC 2022 UAAP Season 85 Cheerdance Competition

NU received Php 50,000 cash prize while FEU and UST took home Php 30,000 and Php 20,000 cash prize, respectively.

The league was reverted to the pre-pandemic tournament format with a maximum of 25 performers and a 5-6 minutes routine including the presence of drums.

The CDC was not held in 2020 and 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

— The Summit Express


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