2009 Samsung Cheerdance Competition held September 13, 2009, Sunday at Araneta Coliseum. The school participants were those schools from UAAP. Time out first for basketball games, make way for their respective cheering squad. These festivities happen yearly and this is the most important event for the squads of each schools.
This year the competition was very tight. All of the schools prepared for this and they aim to won a title this time. Not only that, Samsung, which was the sponsor, gave 90,000 pesos for 2nd runner up, 140,000 pesos for 1st runner up and the big winner received 225,000 pesos and 35 brand new cell phones.
All of the schools have different routines, styles, props and stunts and they were unique in their own way. I was able to watch it and just want to say congratulations to all of the participants because of their hard works and sacrifices they gave to made their dance complete and to made their respective schools proud, win or lose.
The winners was announced and this was the result: the University of the Philippines didn’t able to defend their title and landed as 2nd runner up, Ateneo University, which always finishes as 4th place in how many consecutive years bagged 1st runner up and the big winner of 2009 Samsung Cheerdance Competition was the year’s host Far Eastern University and no doubt about it.
The big upset this year was the University of Santo Tomas, they didn’t even got a place this year. But better luck next year to other schools, Adamson University, National University, University of the East and De La Salle University. They also did well and I know that they can do much better next year. Who knows, maybe next year one of them will be the Champion.