#UAAPCDC2017 dominates social media as netizens lift school spirit

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Photo by Paolo del Rosario

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 2) — School spirit was very much alive on Saturday as the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Cheerdance Competition (CDC) dominated social media.

#UAAPCDC2017 was the top trending topic on Twitter, as hosts Nikko Ramos and Gretchen Ho, along with the courtside reporters, opened the one-day annual event at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

First to perform were the defending champions, the National University (NU) Pep Squad. Their #AllOutOn5 sea-inspired routine wowed the crowd, although netizens were less forgiving on their few tumbles.



Next up were the De La Salle University (DLSU) Animo Squad, whose #JapANIMO themed performance drew mixed reactions due to their clean yet “safe” execution.



The Adamson University (AdU) Pep Squad impressed with their #80sFor80 routine. Netizens praised the nearly flawless act, as the crew was keen on improving on last year’s third place finish.



The Far Eastern University (FEU) Cheering Squad, with their #FourElementsUnite act, swayed the audience with their thrilling routine, despite a fall in one of their formations.



Many netizens were dazzled by the #UnExpected and #UltimatE routine of the University of the East (UE) Pep Squad.



Not to be outshined were the returning University of the Philippines (UP) Pep Squad, whose anticipated #KwentongIsko performance was touted to redeem the crew after a one-year hiatus.



#ParaSaUSTe also trended, as the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Salinggawi Dance Troupe aimed to lift their school spirit after a heartbreaking win-loss record by their basketball team.



The Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) Blue Babble Battalion capped off the main competition with their #JuanBigFight and #SayawOBF routine.



The group stunts competition followed, with five-member teams from the NU, DLSU, AdU, FEU, UE, and UP squads making the most of their minute-long performances.

READ: UAAP Cheerdance: Adamson dethrones NU pep squad

Taking the crown was the AdU Pep Squad, who made history with their first gold medal in the UAAP CDC.



The UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe bagged 1st Runner-up, while the UE Pep Squad clinched 2nd Runner-up.

The FEU Cheering Squad, meanwhile, won the group stunts competition, the AdU Pep Squad bagged 1st Runner-Up, and the UP Pep Squad were named 2nd Runner-up.

The NU Pep Squad eventually went home with the Best Toss Award, while the AdU Pep Squad bagged the Best Pyramid Award.

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