Adamson cheerdance team eyes end to 13-year absence from podium
Adamson's Pep Squad has not made the podium since finishing runner-up in 2001. Jerome Ascano

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ADAMSON hopes its 13-year podium drought in the UAAP Cheerdance Competition will finally come to an end on Sunday.

For the San Marcelino-based cheerdancers, however, achieving it will mean being at par with powerhouse teams such as defending champion National University and eight-time title holders University of the Philippines and University of Santo Tomas.

“We work hard more so we can reach the skills of other teams,” said Adamson team captain Kenneth Santos. “NU at UP kasi ang tinitingala sa UAAP Cheerdance ngayon.”

Adamson finished fifth last year, but has never made the podium since finishing runner-up in 2001.

The hungry factor should also work well for the school’s campaign.

“Expect this year a new Adamson Pep Squad that will perform on September 14 as our goal is to be in the top three,” said Santos.

“I think our advantage over the other teams is we work as one and we trust each other.” he added.


Other squads vying for honors:


UP Pep Squad aims to bounce back in UAAP cheerdance with 'never before seen' routine


UE Pep Squad coach vows surprise from rookie-laden team


La Salle Animo Squad eager to sustain rise under coach Rosario


NU Pep Squad out to prove last year's title run is no fluke


UST ready to rise like Phoenix after going bust with Egypt-inspired routine


FEU keen to come out on top in student-mentor rematch


Eighth among eight teams last year, Ateneo sets lofty goal of a podium finish

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