The 2017 UAAP Cheerdance Competition, scheduled on December 2, Saturday, has become a highly anticipated event that college students and alumni – even people who are not from UAAP member schools – look forward to every year.
This year's competition is surely going to be exciting as the University of the Philippines (UP) Pep Squad returns to the contest, after it took a break last year. All eight universities are represented and we are excited to see how will the squads fight for the CDC crown!
The National University (NU) Pep Squad, on the other hand, will be gunning for a fifth consecutive title. Last year, they staged a nearly perfectly-executed futuristic performance, which made them the second squad to win four times in a row.
But apart from the honor and bragging rights, the winning school may also get a chance to win free McDonald’s World Famous Fries. For the third time in a row, McDonald's is bringing back BonFries, an online contest that encourages students to cheer using their school’s official #McDoBonFries hashtag for a chance to win free fries.
This year, McDonald’s takes it up a notch by giving students more ways to participate and win – either tweet starting 12:01 am or comment on UAAP Cheerdance’s Facebook Live coverage starting 2:00 pm. You may view the full mechanics in McDonald’s Facebook or Twitter account.
For the third time in a row, McDonald's is bringing back BonFries, an online contest that encourages students to cheer using their school’s official #McDoBonFries hashtag for a chance to win free McDonald’s World Famous Fries!
In anticipation of these teams' colorful costumes and breath-taking stunts, let's look back on the last four years' winning performances:
In 2013, NU bagged its first-ever championship with an Arabian-themed routine. It dethroned UP with a whopping 696.5 points, while the State University got 620.5 points.
In 2014, NU wowed the crowd with a Native American-themed routine, which was highlighted by complicated stunts, pyramids, and tosses. They got 677.5 points, followed by UP (658 points) and UST (625 points).
In 2015, NU Pep Squad made it three-in-a row, garnering 668 points, to defeat University of Santo Tomas (651.5 points) and UP (610.5 points).
Last year, the NU Pep Squad clinched the top spot after totaling 711 points, making them the second school to get a four-peat win in the CDC. Only the UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe was able to accomplish the feat from 2002 to 2006.
Here's the full order of performances in the 2017 Cheerdance Competition happening on December 2 at the Mall of Asia Arena:
1 – NU Pep Squad
2 – DLSU Animo Squad
3 – Adamson Pep Squad
4 – FEU Cheering Squad
5 – UE Pep Squad
6 – UP Pep Squad
7 – UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe
8 – Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion
Are you ready for this year's much awaited sports event? Show your school spirit by cheering for your team and using the #McDoBonFries hashtag!
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