Adamson Pep Squad is here to stay as a force in UAAP CDC
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Nov 17, 2019 09:58 PM
(Photo by Josh Albelda)
From 1994 to 2016, Adamson University only had one medal to show for all its troubles in the UAAP Cheerdance Competition.
Ever since 2016, however, the Adamson Pep Squad is yet to step down from the podium.
In the latest edition of the event, the Soaring Falcons placed third on the back of a Carribean-inspired routine.
This, after ranking third in 2018.
And this, after winning it all in 2017.
Of course, they are nothing but overjoyed for a medal for four years running now. "Sobrang galing ng labanan ngayong taon. Thankful talaga ako kasi 'di ko inakalang magpo-podium pa rin yung team," head coach Jam Lorenzo said of his team which also got the bronze in 2016.
Team captain Hilary Quinco shared the same sentiment. "Sobrang saya po namin kasi 'di po namin in-expect na magpo-podium. Pinupusuan lang po namin yung mga ginagawa namin," she said.
With that, Adamson is now one of the most successful squads in the last four years of the annual event - alongside National University and Far Eastern University.
Whether or not they continue being so, though, is a challenge to the next iteration of their pep squad. "Depende sa mga athlete yun e. Kunwari nung 2017, sobrang pinusuan ng lineup yun so I think next season, depende pa kung anong ibibigay ni Lord na lineup," Coach Jam said.
Nonetheless, the youthful mentor said he is nothing but excited to try and top themselves yet again. As he put it, "Dahil sa results this year na super thankful ako, lalo akong na-motivate maging creative at na-challenge pa para sa gagawin naming routine next year."
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