University of Iowa Athletics

Jay Borschel

Height 5-11
Weight 174 lbs.
Class Sr.
Hometown Marion, Iowa
Previous School Virginia Tech
High School Linn-Mar
Jay Borschel - Men's Wrestling - University of Iowa Athletics

Career — 2010 NCAA and Big Ten Champion… 2010 Iowa Male Athlete Of the Year… two-time all-American and three-time NCAA qualifier… placed third at Big Ten Championships in 2008 and 2009… posted a 98-10 career record at 174 pounds… went 22-2 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena… three-time academic all-Big Ten honoree… two-time NWCA all-academic team member… scored 265 team points in dual competition… transferred from Virginia Tech University after the 2005-06 season… was a member of three NCAA and Big Ten champion Iowa teams.

2009-10 — NCAA and Big Ten Champion at 174 pounds… defeated previously unbeaten Mack Lewnes of Cornell, 6-2, to win his first NCAA title… posted an 8-1 decision over Minnesota’s Scott Glasser to win his first Big Ten title… went 37-0 on the season, becoming one of 19 Iowa wrestlers to post an undefeated season record… Iowa’s Male Athlete of the Year… scored team bonus points in 33 bouts… posted a 23-0 dual record, going 8-0 in Big Ten duals… scored 105 team points in dual competition… won Midlands title… named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week Jan. 12 after being named Division I Outstanding Wrestler at NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals… led team win collegiate (37) and dual (23) wins, collegiate and dual winning percentage (1.000) and fastest fall (0:13)… ranked second on team dual team points scored (105), falls (10) and major decisions (11)… shared team Mike Howard Most Valuable Wrestler Award with Brent Metcalf and Matt McDonough… academic all-Big Ten… NWCA all-academic team member… letterwinner.

2008-09 — posted a 29-5 collegiate record at 174 pounds, going 30-6 overall… placed third at Big Ten Championships to earn automatic bid for NCAA Championships… went 19-1 in dual matches and 6-0 in Big Ten duals… scored 81 team points in dual competition, which ranked third on team… also ranked third on team in collegiate winning percentage (.853), pins (7), major decisions (7), fourth in dual winning percentage (.950) and posted the fifth-fastest fall (1:14) on the team… won his first 13 collegiate matches of the season, and ended the regular dual season with eight straight wins… placed third at Midlands Championships… missed Bucknell, Michigan State and Penn State duals while recovering from injury… wrestled at NWCA All-Star Dual, losing a 3-2 decision to eventual NCAA and Big Ten champion Steve Luke of Michigan… academic all-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2007-08 — all-American… placed third at NCAA and Big Ten Championships at 174 pounds… season record was 32-5 in collegiate matches… went 20-2 in dual competition and 7-1 in Big Ten duals… led team in major decisions (11), ranked second in collegiate wins (32), dual team points scored (79) and technical falls (2), and third in collegiate winning percentage (.865), dual wins (20), dual winning percentage (.909) and pins (7)… started 21 duals at 174 and one at 184… runner-up at Midlands Championships… went 5-2 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena… placed fifth at Kaufman-Brand Open while competing unattached… earned team all-American award… academic all-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2006-07 — competed unattached due to Virginia Tech transfer… posted a 13-3 record at 174 pounds while wrestling unattached… won title at Northern Iowa Open and placed third at Harold Nichols Open… recorded three major decisions and two pins.

2005-06 — redshirted at Virginia Tech University… posted a 28-5 record at 174 pounds while competing unattached… won 20-and-under title at Kaufman-Brand Open.

High School — prep career record of 163-1 with 95 pins included three undefeated seasons (41-0, 41-0, 43-0)… one of 16 wrestlers in state history to win four state titles… won state titles at four different weight classes (103-freshman, 125-sophomore, 152-junior, 171-senior), which marks the greatest span of weight classes covered by any of Iowa’s four-time state champions… named Co-Outstanding Wrestler at state meet senior year… placed fourth at 2005 High School National Championships to earn all-America honors… named Linn County Athlete of the Year and The Gazette’s Male Athlete of the Year senior year… three-time conference champion and two-time outstanding wrestler at conference meet… four-time first team all-conference and The Gazette Metro Wrestler of the Year… two-time academic all-conference… 2005 USA Wrestling all-American and 2004 ASICS honorable mention all-American… four-time team MVP… two-time team captain… set school records for most pins (30) and wins (45) in a season… Wrestling USA scholastic all-American… three-time honor roll student… coached by former Iowa wrestler Doug Streicher.

Personal — born September 19, 1986… son of Jim and Carol Borschel… biology major.

Overall Dual Big Ten Dual Dual Pts. Big Ten NCAA SV TB MD TF Pins Fastest
Year Record Record Record Scored Place Place W/L W/L W/L W/L W/L Pin
2007-08 32-5 20-2 7-1 79 3rd 3rd 0/0 0/0 11/1 2/0 7/0 1:10
2008-09 29-5 19-1 6-0 81 3rd – – 0/0 0/0 7/0 1/0 7/0 1:14
2009-10 37-0 23-0 8-0 105 1st 1st 0/0 0/0 11/0 0/0 10/0 0:13
Career 98-10 62-3 21-1 265 0/0 0/0 29/1 3/0 24/0 0:13