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Coach Ghicka Bernabe ‘confused’ over judging system as NU Pep Squad will get bronze

NU Pep Squad in the course of the UAAP Season 84 Cheerdance Competitors. UAAP PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Nationwide College PEP squad coach Ghicka Bernabe pressured she is just not questioning their third place end that ended its two-season reign, however she couldn’t cease questioning concerning the change within the judging system of the 2022 UAAP Cheerdance Competitors.

Lengthy thought to be the usual of the midseason extravaganza after successful six of the final seven seasons with its fast-paced stunts, the NU PEP Squad failed to finish its “three-peat” and settled for bronze on Sunday at Mall of Asia Enviornment.

However for the multi-titled coach, her crew did effectively.

“I believe my crew did very well. If there’s a wobble within the section of our stunts, I don’t assume it is going to have an effect on the routine fully. I’m simply being sincere. Being on this trade for what number of years, I don’t wish to query the outcomes however I imagine my crew did effectively,” Bernabe lamented.

The NU PEP Squad scored 681 factors with six-point penalty and  deduction. FEU Cheering Squad ranked first in each scoring division with a complete of 727.5. factors had no penalties and deductions in its clear routine, whereas  Adamson PEP Squad additionally didn’t get any deductions because the runner-up with 688.5 factors.


FILE– NU coach Ghicka Bernabe.

FILE– NU coach Ghicka Bernabe.

Bernabe admitted she couldn’t perceive the judging on this distinctive cheerdance competitors, which was restricted to solely 15 performers and a three-minute efficiency with out the presence of the drummers.

“I believe lately, there’s a change within the (judging) system or their foundation. Now I’m analyzing what ought to I do – do I nonetheless need to ask them to execute death-defying stunts and pyramids? Or will we simply in some way [do something] that’s protected,” Bernabe mentioned. “Actually, I’m confused. The entire coaches are confused, even my children (cheerleaders). Ought to I push them extra?”

“Kulang na lang paliparin ko, ibato ko na lang sila mag-isa or ought to I say okay na to? (I used to be near tossing them up myself.) I can’t clarify. I’m nonetheless weighing the usual,” she added.

Bernabe caught to their excessive threat, excessive reward fast-paced routine as a result of it labored wonders previously two seasons and helped them dominate within the 2010s.

“We wish to collect, we wish to accumulate, we wish to earn factors, even when there’s a wobble the factors are nonetheless there. If that’s the premise subsequent time, then we are going to simply change the method,” she mentioned.

“For me, it’s near excellent efficiency. If there’s a wobble, so far as I keep in mind, it wasn’t a fall in our Stunts II. Possibly it’s simply two factors, there’s a contact down in our touchdown. However nonetheless, my hopes have been excessive,” she added.

The NU coach congratulated the winners, particularly her alma mater FEU and her shut pal, Adamson coach Jam Lorenzo. However she admitted that she didn’t watch their performances as a result of they don’t seem to be specializing in different performances.

Bernabe additionally revealed that they modified one participant, which she didn’t title, after she or he dominated ineligible resulting from lack of a doc.

“Three days earlier than the competitors, sadly, we modified one participant as a result of one doc (she or he) lacked. We made numerous changes, particularly in a single pyramid,” she mentioned. “We didn’t count on that the participant can be ineligible. So there’s a sudden change and it was actually difficult.”

Regardless of the top of their reign, Bernabe continues to be happy with her pep squad for dwelling as much as their supporters’ expectations.

“NU Pep Squad lived as much as the expectations of our supporters, particularly with the extent of problem with the breath-taking efficiency. They did actually nice, wonderful,” she mentioned. “Sadly, we didn’t win the title, perhaps I’m nonetheless shocked. I can’t nonetheless course of at this second however I advised my crew that you just did nice and as your coach I’m nonetheless your primary fan. They’re fearless.”

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