Almost is never really enough for the Adamson Pep Squad, after it finished second runner-up in last year's UAAP Cheerdance Competition.
This year, however, they'll bank on effort and team progress as 60 percent of the squad are rookies.
"We've been working really hard for the routine. We'll trust the process, have fun, and hopefully get back on the game with this piece," said coach Jam Lorenzo.
After giving off trippy aloha vibes in 2016, Adamson danced their hearts out to a retro-themed routine the year after, which paved way to their first-ever championship. In 2018, they went bold with a fierce Lion King-inspired performance but slipped to bronze.
This November, the AdU Pep Squad is set be braver than ever, channeling a lively yet intimidating energy — a never-seen-before show for the San Marcelino-based cheer team.
"Iba 'yung routine namin this year. Lively and intimidating, umaapaw sa creativity, and very new to the eyes, as compared to the previous routines of Adamson. We're really excited to show this to everyone," he shared.
The fun doesn't stop in their classic powerful throws and jaw-dropping stunts, with Coach Jam assuring that they have gone through every element of the cheer carefully.
"We're trying to hit all the categories, and talagang nag-improve kami from last year's level of difficulty," he added. "As for the newbies, we're exposing them through our halftime performances, and I'm hoping effective 'yun para sa kanila."