Grit, suspense at UAAP cheerdance finals Sunday

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ATENEO’s Blue Babble Battalion PHOTO BY JC MONTERO

It’s that time of the year when the battle moves to the floor—or, in most cases, up in the air.

DLSU Pep Squad. PHOTO BY JC MONTERO

Grit and suspense mark this year’s UAAP Cheerdance Competition, as eight schools project the power of school spirit.

Set for Sunday at SM Mall of Asia Arena, the contest promises to be a showcase of talent. Now on its 20th year, the event will again combine creativity with the highest ideals of sportsmanship, showmanship and unity.

NATIONAL University Pep Squad. PHOTO BY JC MONTERO

The University of the Philippines and the University of Santo Tomas have each won eight championships since the competition was launched in 1994.

UP has a total medal haul of 17, including four silvers and five bronzes.

Far Eastern University ranks third overall.

UST’s Salinggawi Dance Troupe. OZZY LAVIÑA

In terms of stunts and skills, the three schools give spark and spunk to the show.

But the rest of the teams have their own novel ways to captivate the crowd. It would be exciting how host school Adamson’s “Unawakanahimo,” UE’s “Go Fight Red and White,” NU’s “Mabuhay Nacional,” La Salle’s “Animo “ and Ateneo’s “One Big Fight” would fare against UP’s “Universidad ng Pilipinas,” UST’s “Go Uste” and FEU’s “Recca” this time around.

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