MANILA -- Cheerleading powerhouse Central Colleges of the Philippines (CCP) Bobcats showed their might at the Philippine National Cheer Grand Prix 2018, clinching two national championships at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex last June 3.
The CCP Bobcats trounced the NCAA cheerleading champion Arellano University and UAAP cheerdance runner-up University of the East to rule two of the three team cheer titles - the Senior Coed Elite National Champion and Open Coed Elite National Champion.
Garnering a total of 230 points, CCP topped the tosses, pyramid and cheer for the Senior Coed Elite category. For the Open Coed Elite category, the team got the highest scores in tosses, stunts, tumbling, cheer, flow and overall impression, accumulating a total score of 232.5 points.
Senior Coed Elite is a level 5 cheerleading category participated by students aged 18 to 30 years old, while the Open Coed Elite is a level 5 category for students aged 14 and up.
“Our strength is our routine and our edge is our competitive spirit. Despite all the hardships and struggles, our team has proved that CCP Bobcats is still the team to beat in cheerleading,” team captains Bernard Senillo, Ralph Jurado and Jan Falcatan explained.
A total of 37 teams joined the inaugural season organized by the Philippine Cheer Union in cooperation with the Philippine Sports Commission.
CCP Bobcats, coached by Arnold Villanueva, have won five championships at the National Cheerleading Competition and three international championships in Singapore, Australia and Malaysia.
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