Flying in their maroon-and-black costumes combined with clean and jawdropping stunts, the College of Education (CEd) Jaguars clinched the championship in the 2018 Intramurals cheerdance competition at the University gymnasium, April 17.
Last year’s third placer, the CEd Jaguars shocked the audience with a well-orchestrated Britney Spears-performance and wowed the crowd with precise tosses, tumblings, and splits. The team also showed some graceful sexy moves making the audience cheer in awe as their routines ended in a dramatic flourish.
The College of Engineering (CEng) Tigers tangoed their way to the center of the University gymnasium in black and orange outfits startling the audience with a barrage of colors. The CEng Tigers filled their performance with amazing choreography, powerful movements, gasp-causing tosses and back dives.
Despite some failed stunts, the team still managed to amaze the crowd with their two-storey pyramid ending, making them retain their bridesmaid’s spot to the CEd Jaguars.
Meanwhile, after years of hiatus from the competition, the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences’ (CNAHS) Leopards showcased their routines in their medical robes and props. The audience was enthralled as the CNAHS Leopards revealed their shimmering yellow and green costume while executing their graceful dance moves and stunts, to earn the bronze medal.
Due to time constraint and internal issues, only three teams vied for prizes in this year’s cheerdance contest after the early withdrawal of entries from the usual competing departments. “Time is needed to present safe but jaw dropping routines, and we didn’t have that,” said a Business and Accountancy cheerdancer.