By Nikki Collantes
PASAY CITY - The NU Pep Squad defended their UAAP cheerdance title as they hailed as the champion for the UAAP Season 82 Cheerdance Competition, Sunday evening at the Mall of Asia Arena.
NU's theme is a tribute for the Filipinos that got them 722 points, enough for NU to defend their UAAP cheerdance title with their almost perfect performance with only a deduction of four points.
The FEU Cheering Squad, who brought Michael Jackson back to life with its famous Moonwalk and Thriller performance, got 706 points, good for second place.
Hailed as the 2nd runner up was the Adamson Pep Squad, with their Caribbean inspired performance, with 658.5 points.
The UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe's forest-inspired performance finished fourth, while the UE Pep Squad's Filipino OPM reggae theme took the fifth spot. UP Pep Squad's tribute to the Iskolar ng Bayan, Matatapang at Matatalino theme got sixth spot. Ateneo's Blue Babble Battalion around the world concept landed them the seventh place and the DLSU Animo Squad's The Greatest Showman inspired theme settled for eighth place.
The NU Pep Squad also took home back-to-back group stunts championship as well together with the FEU Cheering Squad and Adamson Pep Squad who's also got a back-to-back for the 1st runner up and 2nd runner up of the group stunts respectively.
UP Pep Squad didn't go home empty handed as they got the second place for the Juicy Cologne Juicy-fied Pyramid together with the Adamson Pep Squad who got first place and the UE Pep Squad hailed as champion for the Juicy-fied Pyramid.
NU Pep Squad also got special awards such as Know You Can Stunt by the AXA Insurance plan and the Yamaha Mio Toss while the FEU Cheering Squad got the Puregold's Always Panalo Move award.
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