A PINOY Pride-inspired performance towed the National University Pep Squad to the title of the cheerdance competition of University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 82 held on Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

The NU Pep Squad ascended to the top anew after taking the crown last year. It was the sixth CDC title for NU, which has been a dominant force in the UAAP event since Season 76.

The NU Pep Squad is at solo second place in the competition’s history, behind the University of Santo Tomas and University of the Philippines, which are tied for first place with eight apiece.

For winning the title, NU also won a P50,000 cash prize.

Placing first runner-up was the Far Eastern University Cheering Squad, followed by the Adamson Pep Squad at second runner-up.

FEU and Adamson got P30,000 and P15,000, respectively, for their podium finishes.

NU also bagged the championship in the group stunts competition, ahead of FEU which placed first runner-up and Adamson second runner-up. — Michael Angelo S. Murillo