The Far Eastern University (FEU) Cheering Squad reigned supreme in the UAAP Cheerdance Competition on Sunday, using an impeccable execution at an event where traditional heavyweights were raised at the Mall of Asia Arena.
FEU keeps its performances tight and captivates a crowd listed at 12,522 with their dominant dark green outfit with gold lining and avoids the flaws of hitting some of its rivals with a performance that honors the band Queen.
The almost impeccable number earned them 727.5 points – 39 better than their nearest competitors.
“It’s been 12 years since our last championship. There is nothing sweeter than a championship from hard work, ”said Filipino coach Randall San Gregorio.
“Preparations were very difficult. Fifteen minutes. If six minutes is less then what is the point of this three minute performance. We can do more with 25 people. The struggle is real. We are very happy and finally we were able to cross the hump, “he added.
Tamaraws rarely missed a beat from a two-year epidemic break and excelled in the new normal competition, which was limited to only 15 performers and had a three-minute performance without the presence of drummers.
Defending champion and perennial competitor National University (NU) is in third place, and Adamson is in second place.
The last two editions of the FEU competition were runner-up before dominating the field this year, topping five categories in tumbling, stunt, toss, pyramid and dance.
The FEU dancers also did not impose any fines and deductions for taking home the P50,000 top prize.
NU, which has won six of the last seven competitions, has slipped to third place with respect to 90s music.
The Bulldogs were injured with a score of 681.
The Adamson Pep Squad finished second with a country music-inspired performance collecting 688.5 points. INQ
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