Things you need to know for 2016 UAAP Cheerdance Competition
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 11, 2016 08:04 PM
STARTER PACK. Get hyped for the 2016 UAAP CDC with these tidbits.
The UP Pep Squad will not be there
The most decorated squad, the UP Pep Squad, pulled out of the 2016 UAAP CDC following continued questioning of the event’s scoring system.
Instead, State U will be taking part in the 2016 Asian Cheerleading and Dancesport Competition.
This means that for the first time in the history of the UAAP CDC, a medal will not be brought home to Diliman.
UP owns the most medals in the event’s 21-year history with 20. (EDITOR’S NOTE: The UAAP CDC was suspended in 1997.)
The NU Pep Squad will be gunning for only the second four-peat in the history of the competition
The NU Pep Squad will try to do something that even the UP Pep Squad has never been able to – win it all for four years in a row.
Only the UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe was able to accomplish the feat – actually scoring an unprecedented five-peat – from 2002 to 2006.
With a four-peat, the Sampaloc-based squad will reinforce its status as the new gold standard for the 21-year-old event.
… that is, unless the UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe have their way and become the competition’s winningest team
UP may own the most medals, NU may be the defending three-time champions, but it still wasn’t too long ago that the UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe was peerless.
Riding an unprecedented five-peat from 2002 to 2006, UST, along with UP, is the winningest squad in the UAAP CDC. The two teams have both totalled eight championships.
With their longtime rivals absent in this year’s competition, however, now just may be the perfect time for Espana to claim the throne for themselves.
Powerhouse FEU Cheering Squad are on a quest to return to the podium for the first time in four years
The FEU Cheering Squad lags not too far behind their counterparts over at Diliman and Espana with a total of 14 medals.
However, it was still back in 2012 when FEU last appeared on the podium.
With one of the powerhouses already out of the way, it may not be long until Morayta celebrates another medal.
The Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion are hoping to avoid matching the worst four-year stretch in the history of the competition
It seems like it was so long ago when Ateneo’s Blue Babble Battalion moonwalked their way into a surprise second-place.
In truth, that was just in 2009.
Unfortunately, since that time, the kids from Katipunan have been locked out of the top three. And in the last three years, they have been relegated to last-place.
If the trend continues, Ateneo will match NU’s four-year bottom-feeding run from 2002 to 2005.