UP strikes gold in Asian Cheerleading tilt
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 29, 2016 01:51 PM
UP Pep Squad, along with the UP Filipiniana Dance Group collected six medals in the 2nd Asian Cheerleading and Dancesport Championships.
Even with their absence at the UAAP season 79 Cheerdance competition, UP Pep Squad still brought home some hardware for Diliman.
Six medals, in fact.
The eight-time cheerdance champions joined forces with the UP Filipiniana Dance Group to win the gold medal in the mixed group stunts category in the 2nd Asian Cheerleading and Dancesport Championships held last weekend in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The UP team, which represented the Philippines in the competition, also bagged three silver medals in the all-female cheer category as well as a two bronzes for the all-female group stunts and mixed team cheer categories, as per Dr. Eloi Hernandez of UP via student organ Tinig ng Plaridel.
The decorated UP squad has had their fair share of international success in the past, winning a silver and two bronzes in the 2015 Cheerleading World Championships in Berlin, Germany.
The team will continue their international campaign in the ninth installment of the Cheerleading World Championships in Japan next year, as per Tinig ng Plaridel.