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Iowa wrestlers complete long journey to the top

Updated: March 19, 2008, 8:34 PM ET
By Mark Kreidler | Special to ESPN.com

Jay Borschel shifted in his seat, trying to find a comfortable spot on the University of Iowa team bus bound for St. Louis. He yawned almost uncontrollably. What can you say? Nearly five hours on the road to the NCAA wrestling championships is excruciatingly boring.

Unless, of course, it has taken two torturous years to get to the point of even making the drive.

"This is nothing," said Borschel, the No. 4 seed at 174 pounds. "I'm ready. I've waited long enough."

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