TIM BORSHOFF '76
Induction Class of 2001
A native of Irondequoit, N.Y., Tim Borshoff wrestled at Binghamton from 1973-76. He earned his bachelor's degree in management in 1976, completing the academic requirements in only three years before graduating with honors.
On the wrestling mat, he placed among the nation's top-8 all three collegiate seasons, becoming the school's first NCAA finalist in 1975.
As a freshman, Borshoff placed third at the all-division New York State Championship. As a sophomore, his national runner-up finish capped a remarkable season for the 126 pounder. Borshoff went 32-4-1 overall, captured the SUNYAC championship, and also won the New York State crown. During the season, he defeated two Division I All-Americans, including a future national champion. At the NCAA Championship, Borshoff won four matches, including a decision over the defending champion, before losing a narrow 4-2 decision in the closing seconds of the title bout. His performance helped Binghamton place fifth as a team among some 77 schools represented.
During that 1974-75 season, Borshoff won 15 dual matches — a record that still remains 26 years later. He went 15-1-1, leading the Colonials to a 15-3 team record and number one ranking in New York State among all divisions.
As a junior, he underwent knee surgery, but returned to place third at the SUNYAC Championship and qualify for the nationals, again reaching the top eight.
In less than three seasons, Borshoff amassed more than 60 victories, and was named Binghamton's "Athlete of the Year" in 1975.
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