Fred Borchelt

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Fred Borchelt
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Full name Earl Frederick Borchelt
Born June 12, 1954 (1954-06-12) (age 62)
Staten Island, New York, U.S.

Earl Frederick "Fred" Borchelt (born June 12, 1954 in Staten Island, New York) is an American former competitive rower and Olympic silver medalist. He was a member of the American men's eights team that won the silver medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California.[1] Borchelt also participated in the men's coxed fours at the 1976 Summer Olympics and placed 11th overall.[2] In 2007, Borchelt was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest award given to civilians by the U.S. legislative branch. The entire American team that was supposed to compete at the 1980 Summer Olympics were awarded the medals because of the 1980 Summer Olympics boycott.[3]

Fred Borchelt is a Rutgers University alumnus. He is currently a physics teacher and was formerly varsity crew coach at St. John's High School in Shrewsbury, MA.


  1. ^ "Rowing at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games: Men's coxed eights". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2011-06-02. 
  2. ^ "Rowing at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games: Men's coxed fours". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2011-06-02. 
  3. ^ "Congress awards 1980 U.S. Olympians Congressional Gold Medals". (The Associated Press). ESPN. 2007-12-17. Archived from the original on 2011-06-03. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 

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