2018 UAAP Cheerdance Competition: Season 81 Champion (VIDEO)

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The UAAP Cheerdance Champion finale is here! Today, we will crown a winner for Season 81, 2018.

The National University (NU) Pep Squad has toppled Adamson University to reclaim the UAAP Cheerdance crown on Saturday before a jampacked crowd at the Mall of Asia Arena.

The Sampaloc-based squad came “back from the dead” with a Dia de los Muertos-themed routine to win their fifth title overall a year after being ousted by Adamson.

With the win, NU pocketed the P50,000.00 top prize.

The Far Eastern University (FEU) Cheering Squad who danced to the groove of ’70s music bagged second place and the P30,000.00 prize.

Last season’s champs, the Adamson Pep Squad, had to settle for third this year with a P20,000 cash prize.

It’s that time of the year again when the cheerleaders from the rafters take the spotlight on the floor.

The cheering squads of the 8 universities will battle it out in the UAAP Season 81 Cheerdance Competition at 2 pm on Saturday, November 17 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

After pulling off a surprise last season, the Adamson Pep Squad hopes to steal the hearts of the crowd once again and capture back-to-back championships with another fun and quirky routine just like their #80sfor80 performance last year.

But out to challenge Adamson are the rest of the eight-team field of National University (NU) Pep Squad, De La Salle University (DLSU) Animo Squad, Far Eastern University (FEU) Cheering Squad, University of the East (UE) Pep Squad, University of the Philippines (UP) Pep Squad, University of Santo Tomas (UST) Salinggawi Dance Troup and Ateneo’s Blue Babble Battalion.

The NU Pep Squad looks to redeem itself from last year’s major setback of missing out on the podium after a four-peat reign.

Also vying for a comeback is the UP Pep Squad. Even if it boasts 8 cheerdance championships under its belt, UP underwhelmed last season and failed to crash into the winner’s circle after returning from a controversial sit out.

UST, tied with UP for the most number of cheerdance titles, looks to surpass archrival UP after a strong 1st runner-up finish last year.

Now an expected contender, UE also aims to build on its surprise 3rd place ranking last season with another show-stopper.

Two-time champion FEU vies to return to the top 3 as Ateneo and La Salle try to impress in a bid to rise up the ranks.

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