UAAP Cheerdance Competition Top 3 (UP, UST, FEU) Scores
The University of the Philippines Pep Squad bucked the pressure and went ethnic and more to run away with its second straight UAAP Samsung Cheer Dance Competition crown before a record crowd at the Araneta Coliseum.
The Maroons did everything, from mixing tribal songs and dances with difficult stunts and acrobatics, to having their locks cut – Mohawk and ethnic style – before capping their sterling performance with a human replica of the university’s Oblation to retain the crown they won last season.
UP won it handily with a score of 93.3 points, way ahead of the Santo Tomas Salinggawi Dance Troupe, which also finished runner-up for the second straight time with 85.3 points. Far Eastern U Cheering Squad took third place honors with 83.9 points.
“We’ve been having problems because the mounting pressure of being the defending champion and the Centennial host and it caused some problems along the way,” said UP co-captain Angelica Sison, a communications research senior in the din of the celebration before a record 23,443 paying patrons.
“But we found ourselves believing in each other. We basically re-focused our purpose in this competition. Ultimately, we enjoyed every step, every dance, every stunt. It’s fun, fun, fun.”
The team, composed of a total of 80 competing and non-competing members took home the top purse worth P195,000 plus Samsung MP3s to 25 members.
UST and FEU received P120,000 and P80,000, respectively.
Among the stunts performed by UP were three pyramids, some straddle tosses, one-man pop-off catch flip transfer for twisting dismount, pull downs, a four-man full twisting transfer, tumbling passes and a tick-tock stunt.
UP iced the victory with sweeping effect using a huge green and maroon-colored cloth that when it was removed, two letters – U and P – and the human oblation emerged.
“The oblation idea was the brilliance of a last-minute thinking. Coach Lalaine Perena thought of it,” said Sison.
“We even hired a choreographer in RM Garcia who worked in Disney in Hong Kong, He came home to put this thing together for us,” said Sison. “We also had to cut our hair for the team because this was the idea of coach Lala.”
SCORES VIA WIKIPEDIA
Videos from Youtube
UP PEP SQUAD
UST SALINGGAWI DANCE TROUPE
FEU CHEERING SQUAD
for the rest of the schools…just type the words on youtube. They should be there somewhere 😀
Writer’s Note: There have been issues regarding fans of other universities who either felt that their team should’ve made it to the top 3 or that the top 2 or top 3 teams didn’t deserve the place they are in now.
Here’s my thoughts on that: WHY DON’T YOU BE THE JUDGE AND GIVE THE LOWEST SCORES TO THE TEAMS YOUR SCHOOL IS COMPETING AGAINST?!
There are many reasons why those judges were picked. First and foremost…THEY ARE ALL OLD LOLs. Funny, but the fact that they’re old means that they don’t like being told what to do… Meaning they don’t give a rat’s @ss on what we think. All they care about is just giving the just scores and getting paid for it. To add, they just want to get the whole thing over with so that they can have their sunday rest.
Second is the fact that they ALL have EXPERIENCES in the field. HELL even ADMU’s judge looked like he just came out of a bar but he had his experience in the field. Specially their accreditations…I don’t know any of them, save for our very own Felicitas Francisco, but when I heard the descriptions, I already laid my trust to those guys.
Lastly, There’s a criteria FFS. SO YOU’RE TEAM DID THIS UBER AWESOME MOVE once or twice in succession…but it all goes down to how each move scored. What the crowd enjoyed might be something worth 3-5 points and the mistakes and the moves they didn’t do might add up to 10-15 points. Its all objective with scores. Lets not forget that THE HIGHEST AND LOWEST SCORES ARE NOT INCLUDED. Meaning no OUTLIERS.
I HOPE I CLEAR THINGS UP. Just think about the WHOLE event and not just you’re team and how you THINK THEY DESERVED a place in the TOP 3. Its idiots like them that ruin a guy’s happy day.
PS: Some people in some forums post stupid things just for the hell of it, without even thinking of what the receiver would feel. They all say what they want with no control…not knowing that it makes them LOOK LIKE AN @SS HOLE in real life. KNOW YOUR ETHICS. If you love your school THAT MUCH, show them that your school has taught you to be reasonable and ethical. Otherwise be a disgrace to them