By Jelanie Rose T. Elvinia
THE COLLEGE OF Engineering and Design (CED) Builders bagged this year’s championship trophy for the All-University Cheerdance Competition last Aug 24.
Donald Allen Bernadas, captain of the CED Builders, said that after two months of rehearsals, their efforts finally paid off.
“For the four years that I have been joining this competition, this time, we finally got the top spot. I think this shows that despite the problems we’ve encountered, we were able to resolve them and still work united as one group,” Bernadas said.
Despite having some of their members injured during practices, acquiring minor fractures and wounds, they persevered to deliver a clean routine.
CED also won as the Most Disciplined Team and Best in Costume.
The College of Computer Studies (CCS) and the Institute of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (ICLS) got first runner-up and second runner-up respectively.
Mariant Avanzado from CCS was declared as the competition’s best flyer.
“We wanted to give the cheerdancers a different experience this time. The CCP Bobcats served as their mentors and friends to inspire them further in this spirit of cheering,” Kirk Emperado, Cheer Com Chairman, said.
Cheer-leading Team of Central Colleges of the Philippines (CCP) Bobcats and four-time NCC National Champion also gave a performance at the event. The participating colleges had the opportunity to be trained by the
professional dancers through the Cheer Camp last July 20. Among the judges were head coaches from PEP squads from Metro Manila and veterans of national cheer-leading competitions. Other participating teams were last year’s champion, the College of Business Administration, together with the College of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences.