The Ghicka Bernabe-mentored NU Pep Squad, like before, were again flawless on its death-defying, perfectly executed tosses, towering pyramids, fluid transitions and ultra-crisp tumbles and dance moves.
And the said performance never escaped the taste judges and that of the jampacked crowd as the six-time champion NU, last to perform in the eight-team field, brought the house down and received an arena-wide standing ovation for its seventh podium finish in eight years.
Meanwhile, the FEU Cheering Squad, which dished out a Michael Jackson-themed routine clinched 1st runner-up honors followed by the Adamson Pep Squad which did a Carribean-inspired performance.
At a glance:
Champion: NU Pep Squad
1st runner-up: FEU Cheering Squad
2nd runner-up: Adamson Pep Squad
Best Stunts: NU Pep Squad
Best Toss: NU Pep Squad
Best Pyramid: NU Pep Squad (champion), Adamson Pep Squad (1st runner-up), UP Pep Squad (2nd runner-up)
Winning Moves: FEU Cheering Squad (IAMIGO/CNS)