NU Pep Squad wins back-to-back crowns in UAAP Cheerdance Competition

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They were the last to perform, and the National University Pep Squad proved that it’s always worth it to save the best for last.

Defending champions NU Pep Squad breezily clinched the UAAP Cheerdance Competition 2019 crown—their sixth gold in seven years—at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Bannering a theme that pays tribute to the motherland, NU’s Sarimanok-inspired performance received an arena-wide standing ovation.

NU’s routine, as had always been the case in recent years, was a showcase of well-choreographed dances and synchronized tumbles, paired with complicated pyramids and high-risk stunts and spins—all while maintaining fluid transitions.

As if the championship title wasn’t enough, NU Pep Squad also emerged victorious in the Group Stunts category, and took home sponsors-choice Best Pyramid, Best Toss, and Best Stunts awards.

From 2013 to 2016, NU dominated the highly-anticipated annual sport event. It was gunning for a five-peat in 2017, but was denied by then winner Adamson Pep Squad.

Today, NU is on its way to restart a dynasty, winning back-to-back titles.

The FEU Cheering Squad and Adamson Pep Squad, meanwhile, also repeated their last year finishes: first runner-up and second runner-up, respectively.