No disappointments for UP despite failing to get podium finish

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set UP Pep squad performs during the 2017 UAAP Cheerdance Competition at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines has always carried a reputation that it will always provide the “wow” that will linger in memory in the UAAP cheerdance competition.Being eight-time champions, the UP Pep Squad was expected to at least take the podium in its return after boycotting the event in Season 79 but expectations turned to dust as the dance troupe from Diliman finished in sixth place.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening07:01In front of hometown crowd, Carlos Yulo captures SEA Games gold02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The highlight of UP’s routine came when the middle lift of the three-lift formation paid homage to 1987 flick Dirty Dancing when Patrick Swayze carried Jennifer Grey with the latter spreading out her limbs.Co-captain Thea Obanil said they weren’t disappointed when they failed to crack the top three, saying their performance was a tribute to the UP community.“We’re still happy even though we didn’t have a podium finish, we know that we gave it our best for the UP community,” said Obanil. “We’re happy with whatever that happened, in the end the community’s still there to support us even if we don’t get a podium finish.The love we have for the UP community will always be there and the UP community’s love for the UP Pep Squad will never wander.”ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments Although UP Pep Squad sunk to their lowest finish in their storied history, the captains have no disappointment.“After all that time, it still feels great to perform for the UP community because they’re always there for us,” said co-captain Megan Mendoza Cabrera in Filipino Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Actually, we have a really relaxed feeling because we worked really hard and we gave our best. This team had been through so many setbacks, injuries, but at the end we’re still able to present.”UP scored 575.50 points of the possible 800 in a routine that relied more on dance than stunts. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Funniest #UAAPCDC2017 tweets LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img

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