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Decked out in matching track jackets and their signature red Converse shoes, Buck That!, Ohio State's all-male a cappella group, has enjoyed success on the stage.

The group took first place at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella quarterfinals in Kettering, Ohio, Feb. 25.

The competition draws a cappella groups from across the nation and D.W. Routte, president and founder of Buck That! and graduate student in city and regional planning, said the group was honored to be accepted to the competition.

"The fact that we even made the event was an accomplishment in our eyes," Routte said. "We've never done this before so this is all new territory."

The group was started in October 2010 and with only a year-and-a-half under their belts, Routte said Buck That! was by far the youngest group at the competition.

Despite their freshman status, the group took home first place, earning them a spot in the semifinal competition at Washington University in St. Louis March 24.

The group also received awards for best musical arrangement and best choreography.

As newcomers to the ICCA competition scene, Jon Coale, group member and third-year in business, said they wanted to be original.

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