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  Raymond Borja
Raymond Borja

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Virginia Beach, Va.

High School:
Hayfield Secondary

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 149


• Borja in 2012-13 (Jr.): Posted a 24-9 record and capped off an outstanding junior season by earning his first NCAA Championship berth ... came into the season with 12 wins over his first years and having seen action in 28 matches total ... competed at six tournaments and placed in three of them including the All-Academy Championship where he was crowned the champion at 149 pounds ... placed third at the Navy Classic, beating teammate Zach Johnson by major decision in the third-place bout ... was called upon in mid-January to replace Zach Basich in the starting lineup ... scored a tech fall (19-3) over Shane Arechiga of Maryland which helped springboard the Mids to a 22-18 victory over the 23rd-ranked Terps ... followed up with an 8-3 decision over North Carolina's Nick Heilmann and scored a 19-9 victory over Rutgers' Ken Theobold, helping lead Navy to a 19-15 win over the Scarlet Knights in Annapolis ... turned in a 4-1 record at the EIWA Championship to place third and earn an automatic berth to the NCAA Championship ... earned a 5-3 win over fifth-seeded Kevin Tao of American by way of sudden victory to earn his way into the third-place match ... Tao had beaten Borja a month prior in a dual match, 7-4 ... among Navy's six NCAA qualifiers, he found the most success with a 2-2 record ... earned a 9-7 victory over Clarion's Tyler Bedelyon in his opener at the NCAA Championship before dropping a 9-3 decision to Tao in the second round ... bounced back with a 9-6 victory win over Donnie Corby of Central Michigan in the wrestlebacks ... bowed out of the championship after dropping a 9-2 decision to six-ranked Dylan Ness of Minnesota, who went on to finish fourth.

• 2011-12 (So.): Put together a 7-10 record at 141 pounds, including a 0-4 mark in dual action ... placed in two of the four tournaments in which he saw action, including a sixth-place showing at the season-opening Eastern Michigan Open ... was the runner-up at the Navy Classic, dropping his championship bout to 19th-ranked Nathan Pennesi of West Virginia ... his dual losses were against nationally-ranked programs Oklahoma, Lehigh and Maryland, while also falling short against Richard Durso of Franklin & Marshall.

• 2010-11 (Fr.): Saw action in three tournaments for the Midshipmen en route to a 5-6 record as a freshman ... opened his collegiate career with a second-place finish at the Navy Classic, dropping the title match to teammate and fellow rookie Joe Locksmith ... followed up with an eighth-place showing at the Nittany Lion Open ... also competed at the Southern Scuffle.

• High School: A 2009 graduate of Hayfield Secondary School in Alexandria, Va., Borja attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2008-09 academic year ... a three-year letterwinner in wrestling as a prep ... a three-time State placewinner who was an NHSCA All-American ... placed fourth at the NCWA national meet when he was at NAPS.

• Personal: Son of Raymond and Wendy Ann Borja ... father, who is a graduate and former wrestler at Cal State Bakersfield, is an E-7 in the Navy where he is part of the EOD community ... his father is the head coach of the All-Navy Wrestling Team ... majoring in History.

10/24/14 Blue / Gold Challenge Match 7:00 PM
11/02/14 at Michigan State Open All Day
11/02/14 at Clarion Open JV All Day
11/08/14 at George Mason 1:00 PM
11/16/14 at East Stroudsburg Open All Day