The 2014-15 season will be Kyle Borshoff's fifth season on the American University wrestling coaching staff and his fourth campaign as a full-time assistant coach.
In 2011-12, American recorded a program-record third-place finish at the EIWA Championships. Two Eagles -- heavyweight Ryan Flores and Matt Mariacher (141 lbs.) -- were crowned conference champions and Flores and Ganbayar Sanjaa (157 lbs.) earned All-America honors. Borshoff worked closely throughout the season with Mariacher and Sanjaa, who combined to register a 48-15 record on the campaign.
Borshoff served as a volunteer assistant coach in 2010-11, helping American to its best season in program history. American placed fifth at the NCAA Championships and crowned three All-Americans, with Flores becoming just the second Eagle to reach the NCAA Finals. American placed fourth at the EIWA Championships as Steve Fittery, Flores and Mariacher each captured individual titles. The Eagles’ 14 dual meet victories set a record for most wins in a season.
American also excelled in the classroom in each of the last four years. The team was ranked second in the country in combined GPA in 2010-11 (3.48 GPA), finished third in 2011-12 with a 3.3.32 mark and placed ninth in 2013-14 with a 3.21. Six Eagles were named NWCA Academic All-Americans in 2010-11, setting a new NWCA record, and adding five more in 2011-12 with one in 2013-14.
Borshoff graduated from the Kogod School of Business in May 2010 with a degree in business administration. He was a two-time All-American as an Eagle, a two-time Midlands Placewinner and three-time NCAA Qualifier. He graduated with a career record of 102-39 and currently ranks fifth in career wins, fifth in career falls, fourth in career technical falls and sixth in career major decisions.
In his last season with the Eagles, Borshoff earned his second consecutive All-America honor by placing eighth at the NCAA Championships to become one of only four student-athletes in American history to earn multiple All-America honors. He finished the 2009-10 season with an overall record of 28-8 and a dual meet record of 16-0, and recorded four tech falls and four falls. Borshoff placed fifth at the EIWA Championships and seventh at the Midlands Championships as a senior, and was ranked as high as third in the InterMat College Rankings.
Borshoff earned his first All-America honor in 2009, placing seventh at the NCAA Championships and recording a 33-7 overall record. He finished third at the EIWA Championships and fourth at the Midlands Championships. Borshoff first qualified for the NCAA Championships as a freshman after a fourth-place showing at the EIWA Championships, making him the first true freshman in American history to qualify for Nationals.