Friday, December 1, 2017

Eight universities vie for the 2017 UAAP Season 80 Cheerdance competition crown on S+A

Find out if NU Pep Squad can defend the top spot and go for their 5th winning streak at the much-awaited match airing live on S+A in the Philippines and  streaming simulcast its local airing via TFC online (www.TFC.tv) in key countries worldwide

The school spirit will be in full blast once again from inside the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City in the Philippines; on social media; and to Filipino households across the world, when all eight universities in the UAAP take the mat at the 2017 UAAP Cheerdance Competition on Saturday (December 2) at 2 p.m. Manila time.

Nikko Ramos, Gretchen Ho, and Angelique Manto will be hosting the country’s most-anticipated cheerdance contest, which will air LIVE on S+A in the Philippines and streaming simulcast its local airing on TFC online (www.TFC.tv) in key countries worldwide.


This year, National University (NU) hopes to repeat, if not exceed its near-flawless run in 2016 to get its fifth consecutive cheerdance crown. Hoping to stand in its way are the De La Salle Animo Squad, the Adamson Pep Squad, the FEU Cheering Squadthe UE Pep Squad, the returning UP Pep Squad, the UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe, and the Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion.

The second-runner up of the UAAP Cheerdance Competition will get P140,000 and medals from the UAAP, plus P20,000 from a sponsor; the first-runner up will get P200,000 and medals from the UAAP, plus P25,000 from a sponsor; and the champion will get P340,000 and medals from UAAP plus P30,000 from a sponsor, plus P25,000 from an additional sponsor.
Last year, over 17,000 people trooped to the MoA Arena to watch the competition, which was won by NU with a seamless and highly technical futuristic routine. It also saw great performances from FEU, ADU, UST, UE, DLSU, and ADMU.  With known cheerdance powerhouse UP returning to the fold this year, and the other Pep Squads improving each year, fans can expect a wonderful and inspiring show from all eight squads in the UAAP.


UP skipped last year’s competition, when the CDC committee was not able to address their protest. Their issue may remain unresolved and the competition is yet about to happen, but the UP Pep Squad’s return makes the UP community feel triumphant already.


We just want to clarify na we’re not coming back dahil may gusto kaming patunayan or whatever. We’re coming back because we’re here to make the UP community happy and proud again (We want to clarify that we are making a comeback to make the UP community happy and proud again, and not because we want to prove something)”, explained UP Pep Squad coach Pio Opinaldo.


Don’t miss the 2017 UAAP Cheerdance Competition on Saturday (December 2) at 2 pm, LIVE on S+A in the Philippines and streaming simulcast its local airing via TFC online (www.TFC.tv) in key countries worldwide. For updates, visit sports.abs-cbn.com or follow @ABSCBNSports on Facebook and Twitter.


Interested parties can also visit TFC’s Facebook page applicable for each area. Connect with fellow global Kapamilyas and follow @KapamilyaTFC and KapamilyaGlobalPRon Twitter and Instagram. (With reports from Santino Honasan, Alvin Laqui, and Norman Lee Benjamin Riego of ABS-CBN Sports)

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