UAAP CDC: FEU Cheering Squad moonwalks its way closer to NU Pep Squad
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Nov 17, 2019 08:28 PM
(Photo by Josh Albelda)
For the second straight season, Far Eastern University was the runner-up to National University in the UAAP Cheerdance Competition.
While the NU Pep Squad remained the gold standard, though, the FEU Cheering Squad also put on a performance to remember, Saturday at MOA Arena.
Channeling their inner Michael Jackson, the Tamaraws' routine proved to be entertaining from start to finish - and even had the two most show-stealing stunts.
First, there was an anti-gravity lean.
And then, there was a moonwalk.
With that, the FEU Cheering Squad is nothing but proud to have perfectly executed those. "Siguro nga, magiging iconic at yun ang tatatak galing dito. Sobrang proud lang namin na sa routine namin siya nanggaling," team captain John Francis Bongco.
Head coach Randell San Gregorio could only agree. "Judging from the crowd's reaction sa routine namin, we've done our job. Feeling ko naman, the crowd cheered the loudest during our performance so okay na ako dun," he said.
More than those moments, however, this competition proved that the Morayta-based squad may very well be the closest competitor to the NU Pep Squad which has won six of the last seven championships.
The green and gold only topped one of the five criteria - tumblings wherein they got 91.5 points as compared to National U's 90.
In the other four, however, FEU was breathing down the necks of the champions - stunts (76 to 81), tosses (87 to 89.5), pyramids (93.5 to 96) and dance (362 to 369.5).
And the total score for the two teams? FEU Cheering Squad, 706 and NU Pep Squad, 722.
Of course, the Tamaraws are nothing but proud of where their cheerdance program is right now. "This feels great kasi, siyempre, mahirap mag-place sa top three so to do it back-to-back is a great achievement," Coach Randell said.
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