2002: UST's Revenge
Paul Lintag on Nov 18, 2016 09:16 AM
The UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe won a then record fourth UAAP Cheerdance Championship in 2002.
By the early 2000s and in the epic history of the UAAP Cheerdance competition, the UP Pep Squad was a legitimate force, rivaling the early success of UST's vaunted dance troupe.
However, after a surprise third place finish in 2001, Salinggawi was ready to take its place at the top, winning a record fourth Cheerdance championship.
2002 was also a significant time in Cheerdance history as this year was the first and only time the University of the East made it to the podium, beating UP and challenging the mighty Gawi for the championship.
After this impressive feat, the UE Pep Squad has yet to make it back to the top three.