Di lumabas score namin, nabawasan pa -- Perps Squad coach
Flaws in their routine cost Perpetual Help Perps Squad the NCAA Cheerleading crown.
University of Perpetual Help coach Ruf Vandolph Rosario gracefully accepted the Perps Squad’s defeat in the 92nd NCAA Cheerleading Competition Thursday at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Rosario pointed out that their incomplete full ups in their opening prep was the major flaw in their routine that eventually pulled the Perps Squad off the throne.
“We did eight full ups and nagkaroon ng wobble ‘yung isa, (kung ako ang judge) hindi ko ibibigay ‘yung eight full ups mo kasi bawas 'yan ng isa,” Rosario explained after Perpetual relinquished its crown to the Arellano University Chiefs Squad.
The Perps squad failed to collect its 10th title and settled for a runner up finish with 199.5 points compared to the Chiefs Squad’s 218 points.
The Las Pinas-based cheerleaders had four points deducted to their tally but their boo-boo right in their opener cost them the crown according to Rosario.
The judges were strict with the implementation of the rules. While Arellano University made a flawless performance, Perpetual committed miscues.
“Ngayon kasi sa every competition ng NCAA uses an international rule na once na yung isang element ay hindi mo ma-hit, hindi mo makukuha (‘yung point). Kahit sobrang difficult ‘yung routine mo hindi mo makukuha ‘yung maximum score na para sa’yo plus there are two technical judges for the deduction sa floor for the tumblings, jumps and stunt pyramids sa taas. Talagang wala kang kawala,” said Rosario.
“Kaya ang lumabas noong nakita ko ang score namin, the tally. Hindi na lumabas ‘yung score namin nabawasan pa kasi nga hindi siya nabuo,” he added. “But again ganoon talaga it's really hard to pull. Kailangang mindset ka for five minutes eh pero there are times talaga na nagkakaroon ka ng flaws sa practices and competition. Pero happy ako kasi safe 'yung mga bata.”
The mentor said that he felt that they had a big chance of completing a repeat title if only they had a perfect run in their routine.
“Yes, kasi in pyramids and stunts there this what you say ‘quantity’. We have nine girls and we lifted 11. Arellano has eight. Kumbaga sa quantity pa lang and also the difficulty (lamang kami),” he said. “We have the quantity and difficulty, the form and also the dismounts.”
“Halos pareho kami ng atake talaga (ng Arellano). So ang ginawa ko bukod sa difficulty ‘yung sa quantity even sa pyramids talagang pinush namin talaga,” he added. ‘Yung seven flyers namin on top of two flyers talagang ang hirap na so ‘yun ang atake ng routine namin. Nagka-flaw lang, which is sa opening pa.”
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