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Cardinal Singers continue championship run

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LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) -- It's one University of Louisville team that can sing its own praises including "We are the Champions."

The Cardinal Singers continue U of L's streak of big wins in team competition, after traveling to Asia.

WDRB was there as the group returned home tonight after nearly a month competing overseas.

After a warm welcome from friends, family and U of L colleagues, they sing one last very appropriate song, "My Old Kentucky Home" at the baggage claim with awards in hand.

"The way this group represented the University of Louisville, I couldn't be more proud," said Kent Hatteberg, Cardinal Singer Director.

"What an honor it is to be part of this group and what an honor it is to be part of a university like this one and a city like this that gives us so much support," said Nick Peak, a Cardinal Singer.

The 33-member group competed against 63 choirs from around the world.

They were named best choir in the South Korea competition and went on to earn four golds in Vietnam.

"It was those times like winning the competitions and those times when we were on stage and singing our hearts out, those songs we really love that bring us together," said Peak.

Peak is double majoring in Political Science and Economics.

Even though his studies aren't focused on music, most of his free time is because he says it's dedication that makes this team successful.

But there's more to it than music.

"The educational experience and the cultural experience and the learning environment that takes place on these trips and the camaraderie we build amongst our choir, that's really what it's all about," said Josh Hamilton, a Cardinal Singer.

"Look out for the Cardinal Singers because we're out there and you know about us," Peak told WDRB.

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