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BASCHAMANIA

BASCHAMANIA

By Justin Basch
A wrestling podcast hosted by Justin Basch featuring the best wrestlers sharing great stories & insight. Available on Apple, Spotify, & more.
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Coffee Talk with Cenzo & Nick Lee | Ep. 87
It’s hard not to fun have talking to these 2 for an hour! After “Coffee Nick” and “Coffee Cenzo” debuted at Big 10’s this year, I knew we had to do AT LEAST one episode of “Coffee Talk!” Great time catching up today with these 2 hammers and talking about their recent and upcoming matches on NLWC cards, who they want to wrestle next ideally, what they've been up to, some hilarious stories about teammates, and so much more. Nick Lee returns Tuesday night on NLWC's Rokfin, subscribe & watch at Rokfin.com/NLWC. If you haven't heard Vincenzo's and Nick's back stories previously on the podcast, give those episodes of the show a listen!  If you enjoy this episode, let me know! And, be sure to SUBSCRIBE  to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories.  If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star rating &  review on Apple Podcasts, and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com! For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email info@baschamania.com.
56:59
November 20, 2020
Yianni D, Ashnault, & Bo Nickal on Current Events | Episode 86
There’s a lot going on right now in the sport of wrestling! We’ve got everything from cancellations to trials to RTC cards and more. I wanna talk today about some of those topics and bring on some guests that are directly in the center of the conversation. First up, 2x NCAA Champ Yianni D and I chat 1:24 in about the Ivy League's Winter Sports Cancellation Announcement. Then, Anthony Ashnault joins the show 20:45 in to talk about his upcoming matches against Austin O'Conner and in the Flo Bracket Challenge, as well as launching Mobbin Media. Lastly, Bo Nickal joins the show 44:57 in to talk about his upcoming match with Nate Jackson, his 1-1 match with Dieringer, and his recent trip to Abu Dhabi.  Of course, these topics are just a few of the many covered! If you enjoy this episode, let me know! And, be sure to SUBSCRIBE  to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories.  If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star rating &  review on Apple Podcasts, and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com! For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email info@baschamania.com.
1:04:34
November 13, 2020
Olympic Champ Kyle Snyder’s Quest For More (Than) Gold | Ep. 85
An absolute pleasure to have NCAA, World, and Olympic Gold Medalist, Kyle Snyder on the podcast today. Kyle is now the 6th Olympic Champ on the podcast, and I can't think of many others (if absolutely any!?) have had the pleasure of having these 6 on. Kyle is a man of God and somebody that everyone can learn something from! Hope you enjoy episode 85! We cover: - Getting Started in Wrestling - Pressure On Losing? - Role of Faith In Career - Path to OTC, Ohio State - Seeking out Challenges - Winning Olympics - Balance on the Faith & Contentment - Enduring Disappointments - Motivation for More - The Move to the NLWC - Continuing To Get Better - Maintaining Personal Brand - Thoughts on J’den Cox - Current Confidence Levels If you enjoy this episode, let me know! And, be sure to SUBSCRIBE  to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories.  If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star rating & review on Apple Podcasts and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com! For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email info@baschamania.com.
37:07
October 29, 2020
Cornell's Mike Grey Shares His Story & Perspective | Ep. 84
Pumped to have Cornell’s Associate Head Coach, Mike Grey, join the podcast today! Mike, a high school phenom that was the first 4x State Champ in New Jersey, has had an interesting career as both an athlete and coach and I’m excited to dive into his story today! This is especially a must-listen for all of you Cornell fans! We talk about: - His Beginning In Wrestling - High School State Championships (4x NJ State Champ) - Handling Losses - Heading to Cornell - Athletic Career - Athlete to Coach Transition - Family Culture at Cornell - Relationship with Rob, Yianni - Excitement for the Program - Spartan Combat RTC Rebranding If you enjoy this episode, let me know! And, be sure to SUBSCRIBE  to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories.  If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star rating & review on Apple Podcasts and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com! For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email info@baschamania.com.
59:24
October 26, 2020
Cael Sanderson on All Things 2020 & Upcoming Rokfin Event | Ep. 83
Oh, am I excited for this one! Today, a man who needs no introduction, Cael Sanderson, joins the show.  He has all the accolades.  Olympic Champion. 4x Undefeated NCAA Champion. Coach of the Year. Coached 25 National Champions (23 in 10 years at PSU). You name it.   I always enjoy my conversations with him, but I'm blessed to bring one of them today to this audience! I hope ya'll enjoy it! We talk about: NCAA Season Being Cancelled Extra Year of Eligibility This Year Redshirt Everyone? How Rokfin Event(s) Came About How The First Event Went - Takeaways? Changing the Landscape What Went Into These Matches Calling Up Bubba Jenkins Match Most Excited For? Addition of Snyder, Gilman to NLWC RBY & Content Creation Leveraging Social Platforms in 2020 NCAA Name Image Likeness Bill If you enjoy this episode, let me know! And, be sure to SUBSCRIBE  to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories.  If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star rating & review on Apple Podcasts and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com! For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email info@baschamania.com.
52:03
October 16, 2020
NCAA Name, Image & Likeness Bill Discussion with Tony Ramos | Ep. 82
Former Hawkeye and current UNC Assistant Coach Tony Ramos is back on the podcast today to talk about the NCAA Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) Bill. It has a lot of implications from an athlete, coaching, and program standpoint and we dove into a number of topics on it. We also spoke about the variety of events in wrestling going on, his recent attempt at grappling, and more. Give it a listen today! If you enjoy this episode, let me know! And, be sure to SUBSCRIBE  to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories.  If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star rating & review on Apple Podcasts and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com! For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email info@baschamania.com.
54:07
October 8, 2020
Michael Kemerer Shares Some Stories | Ep. 81
From a young age, Iowa Hawkeye Michael Kemerer has been ingrained in wrestling culture and has been around the best the sport has to offer.  Today, the 3x NCAA All-American joined me on the podcast to chat about his time at Young Guns and Franklin Regional, as well as talk about his current career at Iowa and the upcoming match against Tommy Gantt! Main Topics and Order of the Conversation: - Start in Wrestling in PA - 3x Runner Up at State Championships - Relationships with the PA boys - Iowa Recruiting Experience - Changing the Atmosphere at Iowa - Impact of Faith - First 2 Seasons of Iowa - The Knee Injury - Splitting Matches with Mark Hall - NCAA’s Being Cancelled - Wrestling Tommy Gantt - Freestyle Plans If you enjoy this episode, let me know! And, be sure to SUBSCRIBE  to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories.  If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star rating  & review on Apple Podcasts and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com! For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email info@baschamania.com.
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October 1, 2020
Marketing, Branding, and Biz Talk with Jordan Burroughs | Ep. 80
When it comes to branding and marketing, 5x World/Olympic Gold Medalist Jordan Burroughs has come to set the standard. This past Saturday he tweeted about the marketability of college wrestlers, and much talk followed, including from myself! Since I have a heavy footprint in marketing in the wrestling community, and Jordan is the biggest guy in the sport, it only made sense to hop on the mics and chat about the marketability of wrestlers, social media, branding, and business. Hope this one brings some more insight and value to both wrestlers & fans! If you enjoy this episode, let me know! And, be sure to SUBSCRIBE  to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories.  If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star rating  & review on Apple Podcasts and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com! For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email info@baschamania.com.
54:07
September 16, 2020
Zahid Valencia On His Past & Future | Ep. 79
2x NCAA Champion and 2021 Olympic Hopeful Zahid Valencia and I had a great chat today about his wrestling career and the successes and failures he's had and endured. We also talk about the current suspension and his plans for the future in the sport among a plethora of other topics! We Cover: 1. Wrestling Background 2. Young Lessons 3. High School Career 4. The Lone High School Loss 5. Overcoming Losses 6. Young Training 7. Heading to ASU 8. Reflecting on College Career 9. Rivalry with Mark Hall 10. Not Burning Out 11. The Suspension 12. How He’s Feeling 13. Sticking around Tempe/Sunkist Kids 14. Signing with Terra Grappl’r 15. Getting Back on The Mat If you enjoy this episode, let me know! And, be sure to SUBSCRIBE  to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories.  If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star rating  & review on Apple Podcasts and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com! For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email info@baschamania.com.
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September 11, 2020
Thomas Gilman Back on The Podcast (& Spoiler: He's Never Felt Better!) | Ep. 78
I always enjoy catching up with World Silver Medalist Thomas Gilman! Today, Gilman catches up as he comes back on the podcast as we catch up on what's been going on since he was last on back in April. We cover his move to Pennsylvania, how his move to the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club has been, differences between the NLWC and the Hawkeye Wrestling Club, his upcoming match against Darian Cruz, shooting a commercial for Verizon, being a professional in the sport, and much more. Give it a listen and be sure to subscribe today! If you enjoy this episode, let me know! And, be sure to SUBSCRIBE  to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories.  If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star rating  & review on Apple Podcasts and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com! For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email info@baschamania.com.
32:25
September 3, 2020
Catching up with Roman Bravo-Young | Ep. 77
Was great to catch up with Roman Bravo-Young today! After having him on one last year to talk about his background and story leading up to where he is now, it was great chatting about what he's been up to recently. From training with Sebastian Rivera and Jack Mueller to wrestling Mueller at the Flo event and training with Gilman in State College. A must-listen for any Penn State fan! If you enjoy this episode, let me know! And, be sure to SUBSCRIBE  to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories.  If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star rating  &  review on Apple Podcasts and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com! For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email  info@baschamania.com.
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August 18, 2020
Jacob Kasper on His Retirement from Amateur Wrestling and What's Next | Ep. 76
BASCHAMANIA is back! It was a nice few weeks off from the podcast after 75 episodes in a row, but it feels good to be having a new conversation on the podcast! Today, my guy Jacob Kasper comes back on the podcast to talk about his retirement from amateur wrestling and what's next. If you enjoy this episode, let me know! And, be sure to SUBSCRIBE  to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories.  If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star rating  & review on Apple Podcasts and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com!  For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email  info@baschamania.com.
49:09
August 7, 2020
Exclusive Interview with NCAA, World, Olympic and WWE Champion Kurt Angle | Ep. 75
Across both amateur and professional wrestling combined, I'm not sure there's anyone more decorated. Some amateur wrestlers have more accolades and some professional wrestlers have more accolades, but nobody has done COMBINED what this man has done! He's also battled drug addiction, loss of multiple family members, and more. So grateful to dive into this conversation with a wrestling legend.  Order of The Conversation: - Kurt's Start in Wrestling - Getting Good in Wrestling - Path to Clarion/College - College Expectations - Where Amateur Golds Rank - Breaking His Neck at the Open - Pushing Through Adversity - Olympic Finals - Role of Faith - Road to the WWE - Transition of the Crowds - You Suck Chants - Being apart of the Attitude Era - Relationship with Brock Lesnar - Addiction Issues - Pro Wrestling vs MMA Platforms - Current Amateur Wrestling Scene - PhysicallyFIT
 If you enjoy this episode, let me know! And, be sure to SUBSCRIBE  to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories.  If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star rating  & review on Apple Podcasts and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com!  For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email  info@baschamania.com.
59:40
July 15, 2020
Sebastian Rivera On Heading Back to Jersey | Ep. 74
Last Week, Big 10 Champ Sebastian Rivera announced he was transferring to finish his college career at Rutgers. With Rivera coming back home to Jersey, I thought why not get him back on the podcast to hear a little bit more about the news. We talk about his time at Northwestern, the 141 field, wrestling in the RAC, Rutgers, MMA, and more!  If you enjoy this episode, let us know! And, be sure to SUBSCRIBE  to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories.  If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star rating  & review on Apple Podcasts and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com!  For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email  info@baschamania.com.
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July 9, 2020
Seth Gross & JB Discuss 2020 World Championships Movement | Ep. 73
Hope you had a wonderful 4th of July! UWW, the governing body for wrestling, made it an interesting one as they announced dates for potential 2020 World Championships. My mind started rolling with initial thoughts so I grabbed Seth Gross and turned on the mics. These are just some initial, from the hip thoughts from a fan and a wrestler. Hope you enjoy this style of the episode! If you enjoy this episode, let us know! And, be sure to SUBSCRIBE  to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories.  If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star rating  & review on Apple Podcasts and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com!  For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email  info@baschamania.com.
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July 5, 2020
Nazar Kulchytskyy on His Retirement, Coaching Dreams | Ep. 72 

This past Sunday at Rumble on the Rooftop, Olympic Hopeful Nazar Kulchytskyy left his shoes on the mat after his 10-0 victory, signaling his retirement from competition. Today, Nazar joins the show to talk a bit about his career, his retirement, what's next, and much more.  - Early Success In Ukraine - Migrating to the US - Difference Wrestling in the US - University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh - Senior Level Expectations - Longevity of Career - Reflections on Career & TMWC - Banged Up With Injuries - Team Nazar Training Center - Coaching Aspirations  Thanks so much for tuning in. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to SUBSCRIBE  to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories.  If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star rating  & review on Apple Podcasts and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com!  For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email  info@baschamania.com.
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July 2, 2020
Jordan Oliver on Wrestling Jason Nolf Sunday | Ep. 71
This Sunday on FITE.TV, Jordan Oliver is wrestling Jason Nolf. The supermatch goes down on PPV along with a full card of other great matches, Today, JO joined the show again to talk about his upcoming match, his current training, predictions for the match, and more! Thanks so much for tuning in. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to SUBSCRIBE  to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories.  If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star rating  & review on Apple Podcasts and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com!  For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email  info@baschamania.com.
49:45
June 25, 2020
Junior World Champion David Carr Wants More | Ep. 70
Had a blast chatting today with 2019 Big 12 Champion and 2019 Junior World Champion, David Carr, of Iowa State. Carr, who comes from one of the most accomplished wrestling families out there, has high goals and a big vision for what he wants to accomplish in this sport.  He also seems to have an amazing perspective on life and wrestling. Hope ya'll enjoy this episode as much as I did! Topics & Order of Conversation: - Start in Wrestling - Expectations - Early Success - Going to Iowa State & Goals - Role of Faith in Career - Favorite Scripture - Reflection on the Season - Season Being Cancelled - Impact of Time Off - Not Burning Out - Junior World Championships - Building a Brand & Social Thanks so much for tuning in. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to SUBSCRIBE  to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories.  If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star rating  & review on Apple Podcasts and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com!  For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email  info@baschamania.com.
38:17
June 18, 2020
2x Olympian Kerry McCoy Shares Some Stories | Ep. 69
Could listen to 2x Olympian and 2x NCAA Champion Kerry McCoy share stories all day, including how when at Penn State, he wanted his picture on the wall so bad. When he finally got it on the wall, he took it down. He’s got too much of a career to squeeze it into one episode, but this was a solid hour of good stories. Enjoy! Topics & Order of Conversation: - Keeping an Olympic Journal - Start in Wrestling - Path to Penn State - Success at Penn State - Role of Faith in Career - Managing Expectations - Managing the Highs & Lows - Transitioning from Athlete to Coach - Differences in D1 Coaching Locations - Relationship with Cael Sanderson - Heading to the California RTC - 3 of His Favorite Matches Thanks so much for tuning in. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to SUBSCRIBE  to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories.  If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star rating  & review on Apple Podcasts and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com!  For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email  info@baschamania.com.
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June 13, 2020
NCAA Champ Mike Macchiavello on Faith & His Story | Ep. 68
Really enjoyed this chat with 2018 NCAA Champion from North Carolina State, Michael Macchiavello. The 202(1) Olympic Hopeful shared tons of great stories and insight in this episode, including diving deep into his faith. 1. Started in Wrestling 2. What led you to NC State? 3. College Expectations 4. Redshirt Expectations 5. Perfecting Technique 6. Winning an NCAA Championship 7. Learning from Gwiz 8. The Role of Faith 9. Training with J’Den and Snyder 10. Goals Outside of Wrestling 11. Relationship with Kasper 12. The Quarantine Disturbance 13. Building a Brand 14. Part of JB’s Story
 Thanks so much for tuning in. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to SUBSCRIBE  to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories.  If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star rating  & review on Apple Podcasts and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com!  For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email  info@baschamania.com.
53:55
June 11, 2020
A Conversation with Victoria Anthony on Race & Her New Business | Ep. 67
I’ve been wanting to have Victoria Anthony back on the podcast to talk about her new business that she launched, and with how vocal she’s been on social media recently about racism while engaging in positive, productive dialogue, I wanted to continue that conversation and use this platform for us to talk about racial issues, how we can all be better, and then talk about her business, Freeflow & Gusto. Thanks so much for tuning in. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to SUBSCRIBE  to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories.  If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star rating  & review on Apple Podcasts and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com!  For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email  info@baschamania.com.
49:49
June 8, 2020
Anthony Cassar & Bo Nickal on Current Training in Miami | Ep. 66
Reigning NCAA Heavyweight Champion Anthony Cassar has signed with Malki Kawa & First Round Management and has been training down in Miami alongside teammate Bo Nickal and Jorge Masvidal. Today, both Bo & Anthony joined the podcast to talk about the training down in Miami, preparing for the Olympic Trials, which NLWC members they'd like to see in MMA, wrestling monkeys, and so much more. Thanks so much for tuning in. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to SUBSCRIBE  to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories.  If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star rating  & review on Apple Podcasts and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com!  For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email  info@baschamania.com.
47:30
June 2, 2020
2x NCAA Champ Isaiah Martinez on Overcoming Adversity | Ep. 65
2x NCAA Champion/4x NCAA Finalist Isaiah Martinez knows adversity, and he knows it well, but it hasn't slowed him down from having a ton of success. The 4x Big Ten Champion has the highest winning percentage in the history of the University of Illinois Wrestling Program with a 98.9% win percentage. Throughout that journey, he's endured injuries, the loss of a parent, and more. Shoulder surgery that's gonna leave him out 5-6 months is the latest to enter his path. We talk about all that and more on this episode of BASCHAMANIA. Order of the Conversation: - Getting Start in Wrestling - Keys to Early Success - Heading to Illinois - Relationship with Mark Perry - Heading into Deep Water - Dad Diagnosed with Cancer - Winning an NCAA Championship - Dad Passing Away - Ending Undefeated Streak - Perspective After Losing To Nolf Bouncing Back after NCAA Finals Losses - Being the Underdog After College - Dake/Burroughs Debate - Having Surgery Soon - Heading to Oregon State - Aspirations as a Coach Leaving Illinois - Future Training Plans Thanks so much for tuning in. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to SUBSCRIBE  to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories.  If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star rating  & review on Apple Podcasts and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com!  For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email  info@baschamania.com.
39:43
May 28, 2020
Olympic Medalist Coleman Scott On Having Success at Every Level | Ep. 64
Olympic Medalist & Pennsylvania Native Coleman Scott has won and had great success at every level there is. The current UNC head coach knows how to win. Thrilled to have him on the podcast today to share his story and his winning perspective. Enjoy!

 Order of Topics: - Getting started in wrestling - Success through wrestling - Setting self-expectations - Path to Oklahoma State - Getting Better in College - Hardest Lost in Career - Not burning out - Falling in Love with the Sport - Making the Olympic Team - Representing the USA - Thoughts Heading Out of London - Last Match with Tony Ramos - Bringing Ramos on Board as a Coach - Transitioning from Athlete to Coach - Aspirations as a Coach - Growing the RTC - Perspective on the UNC Program’s Future - Importance of Gratitude - Social Media1 Thanks so much for tuning in. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to SUBSCRIBE  to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories.  If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star rating  & review on Apple Podcasts and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com!  For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email  info@baschamania.com.
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May 26, 2020
Buffalo Bills Head Coach Sean McDermott on What Wrestling Taught Him | Ep. 63
Sometimes, instead of an NCAA or World Championship, the accolade of only being taken down once in two years leads to a head coaching position in the NFL. Not only is this the case for Buffalo Bills Head  Coach Sean McDermott, but he still gets mad over giving up that one takedown in his journey to 2 straight undefeated National Prep  Championship seasons! It was great chatting with the Bills Head Coach and talking wrestling, faith, and of course, a little football. #BillsMafia! - Wrestling at 4 years Old - Burning Out - 64-0, 2x National Prep Champion - Taken Down Once in 2 Years - Football in College - What Wrestling Has Taught Him - Most Disciplined Person - Life Lessons from Wrestling - Wrestling Helps Football - Mat at Home - Jordan Burroughs Speaking at Training Camp - Hanging out with Cael - Taking Time for Yourself - Importance of Faith - Perspective Heading into 2020 NFL Season Thanks so much for tuning in. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to SUBSCRIBE  to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories.  If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star rating  & review on Apple Podcasts and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com!  For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email  info@baschamania.com.
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May 21, 2020
Anthony Robles Just Never Gave Up | Ep. 62
Even after being born with just one leg, NCAA Champion Anthony Robles never gave up. Throughout his wrestling career, he had 3 undefeated championship seasons including going 96-0 his high school junior + senior year and going 36-0 his senior year at Arizona State. His story is not only a unique one but an incredibly inspiring one. Thrilled to have him on today's show! General Order of the Conversation: - Born Without a Leg - Shaping Mindset - Start In Wrestling - From 5-8 to Undefeated - Faith in Career - Going to ASU - Being Unstoppable - Winning an NCAA Championship - Not Wrestling After College - Transitioning Away from Competing - Jay Leno Show - Cool Moments Post-Wrestling - The Rock Producing His Movie Thanks so much for tuning in. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to SUBSCRIBE  to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories.  If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star rating  & review on Apple Podcasts and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com!  For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email  info@baschamania.com.
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May 18, 2020
Seth Gross With Some Funny Stories | Ep. 61
Always enjoy when my guy Seth, 2018 NCAA Champion & 2020* Olympic Hopeful, comes on the podcast! Today, we chatted about the quarantine and his recent move, some funny stories, and dove a bit more into his faith.
 - Quarantine Update - Curbside Closing - Traeger Talk - 57kg at Olympics Still? - Story: Going Into Fargo Over - Story: Bono Gets Injured - Story: Forgetting Cred’s at NCAA’s - Trusting in God & Talking Faith Thanks so much for tuning in. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to SUBSCRIBE  to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories.  If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star rating  & review on Apple Podcasts and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com!  For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email  info@baschamania.com.
38:48
May 15, 2020
Richard Perry is an Overcomer | Ep. 60
After a freak accident at a national team training camp, doctors told Richard Perry he would never walk again.  He's now back on a wrestling mat. Seeing what God has done in his life has continued to push him further, and he's not done yet. What a story! Topics & Order of the Conversation: - Path To Wrestling - 3rd in the State First Year - Wrestling For Bloomsburg - College Expectations - Snyder Training Partner - Making the National Team - Relationship with Brandon Slay - Freak Accident - Brain Trauma - Road to Recovery - Being Back On The Mat - Growth of the Penn RTC Thanks so much for tuning in. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to SUBSCRIBE  to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories.  If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star rating  & review on Apple Podcasts and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com!  For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email  info@baschamania.com.
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May 13, 2020
Alli Ragan on Her Move From Iowa to The Sunkist RTC | Ep. 59
Caught up today with 7x Senior World Team Member, 2x World Silver Medalist, and 2x WCWA National Champion - among other accolades - Alli Ragan. Alli, along with others, just recently made the move from the Hawkeye Wrestling Club in Iowa to the Sunkist RTC at Arizona State, following coach Mark Perry. It was great to chat with Alli about her story, career, and recent moves.
 Hope you enjoy today's episode! TOPICS & ORDER OF CONVERSATION
 - Getting Started in Wrestling - Being a 3-Sport Athlete - Coach Dad - Growth of Women’s Wrestling - Social Media - Silver Medals at World Championships in both 2016 and 2017 - Heading to Iowa & Gaining The X Factor - Dealing with a Major Neck Injury - Helen Maroulis Wrestle-Off - Relationship with Mark Perry - Move to Sunkist RTC - Quarantining Thanks so much for tuning in. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to SUBSCRIBE  to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories.  If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star rating  & review on Apple Podcasts and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com!  For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email  info@baschamania.com.
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May 11, 2020
Vincenzo Joseph Shares Hilarious Stories | Ep. 58
Who's not a Vincenzo Joseph fan? I had a blast when Cenzo came on the first time (episode 27) and knew I had to bring him back on for more. This time, Cenzo shares some hilarious stories that he hasn't really told about his wrestling career. - Quick Quarantine Update - Staying with the NLWC? - Quitting Redshirt Year at the Southern Scuffle - 13 lbs over at the Powerade Junior Year HS - Drinking 5 Gallons of Chocolate Milk Because of Jason Nolf - Wrestling With the Flu Thanks so much for tuning in. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to SUBSCRIBE  to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories.  If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star rating  & review on Apple Podcasts and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com!  For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email  info@baschamania.com.
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May 8, 2020
2x NCAA Champion Matt McDonough on Burnout | Ep. 57
Matt McDonough has won a slew of championships ranging from 3 State Titles and 2 Big Ten Championships to 2 NCAA Championships while appearing in 3 straight finals, but still, if he could go back, he would do a few things differently. He has since transitioned from athlete to coach and is now an Assistant Coach at the University of Wisconsin serving alongside Jon Reader and Chris Bono. Today, we talked about a lot of it! Topics & Order of the Conversation: 1. Growing up in Iowa 2. Teammate Jay Borschel 3. Iowa Recruiting 4. College Expectations 5. NCAA Finals Matches 6. Senior Year Injuries 7. International Wrestling 8. Athlete to Coach Transition 9. Training with Gilman, Gross, & Others 10. Being a part of The Wisconsin Program 11. Evolving as a Coach 12. Funny Brands Story
 Thanks so much for tuning in. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to SUBSCRIBE  to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories.  If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star rating  & review on Apple Podcasts and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com!  For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email  info@baschamania.com.
58:53
May 4, 2020
Quentin Wright Shares Stories & Insight | Ep. 56
2x NCAA Champ/3x NCAA Finalist Quentin Wright grew up 20 minutes from Penn State. Little to he know the dynasty that was about to be created at Penn State and that it would’ve started with him winning his first NCAA Championship. Tons of great stories and insight from Q Today!

Topics & Order of The Conversation:
 - Raised on an 87 Acre Farm 10 Mins Away From Penn State - Youth Career - Quentin's Faith and the Role it Played in His Career - Relationship With Mark Perry - Cael Coming In - Penn State Expectations - Mindset - Overcoming Disappointment - Meeting His Wife - Undefeated Senior Year - Dustin Kilgore Match - Being a Part of 3 Straight Teams - College Burnout - Coaching Aspirations - What He’s Doing Now Thanks so much for tuning in. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories. If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star rating & review on Apple Podcasts and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com! For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email info@baschamania.com.
56:06
May 1, 2020
Learn From Gabe Dean's Failures | Ep. 55
2x NCAA Champ/3x Finalist and current Assistant Coach at Cornell, Gabe  Dean, has had both his fair share of successes and failures. He's learned a lot through his failures and we dive into them so that hopefully you can learn through them just like he did! Topics & Order of the Conversation: - “4x NY State Champion” - Father Being a NCAA D1 Runner-Up - Playing Football in High School - Road to Cornell - Success Through Failure - Competing is a Privilege - Junior Win, Senior Runner-Ups - Being in a Weird Place After Loosing to Bo - Transitioning from Athlete to Coach - Starting The Deans List Talk Show Podcast Thanks so much for tuning in. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories. If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star rating & review on Apple Podcasts and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com! For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email info@baschamania.com.
53:31
April 29, 2020
Jumpin Around Some More with Jon Reader | Ep. 54
My first conversation with NCAA Champion and Associate Head Coach Jon Reader (Episode 40) was full of so much passion and knowledge, we had to run it back and cover more ground.... (a theme by the way you can probably get used to on this podcast.) Topics & Order of the Conversation: - Davison High School - High School & Early Development - Appreciating Good Parents - Being Recruited by Cael Sanderson - Journey as a Coach - Aspirations to Be a Head Coach - Recruiting Through a Quarantine - Growth of the Wisconsin RTC - Visualization and Mindset

 Thanks so much for tuning in. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories. If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star rating & review on Apple Podcasts and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com! For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email info@baschamania.com.
45:59
April 27, 2020
Chris Pendleton's Excited To Lead at Oregon State | Ep. 53
He’s a 2x NCAA Champion and a 3x All-American. He also just took a head coaching job at Oregon State. Before he heads out (even farther) West, Chris and I chatted briefly about his story and journey in wrestling that’s led him to this position. - Starting to Wrestle in 8th Grade - John Smith “Recruiting” Chris - Not Burning Out A Lot - Athlete to Coach Transition - Being Apart of A Championship Team - Managing Expectations - Almost Taking Missouri Job - Oregon State Job - What’s Next For Chris & Oregon State Thanks so much for tuning in. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to subscribe to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories. If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star  rating & review on Apple Podcasts and shop some apparel on  BASCHAMANIA.com! For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email  baschamania@gmail.com.
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April 24, 2020
David McFadden’s Story | Ep. 52
He's now the first 4x NCAA All-American in Virginia Tech History, he's a 2x Jersey State Champion/3x Jersey State Championships Finalist, and he's headed to The Pennsylvania RTC to make a mark on the senior level. This is David McFadden's story. - Getting Started in Wrestling - Parents Involvement - Champion Mindset Development - Time at Depaul Catholic - From Catholic To Christian - Managing NCAA Expectations - Balancing High’s and Low’s - 3x / 4x NCAA All-American at VT - Growth & Rise of the ACC - Favorite Matches - Tearing ACL as a Freshmen and AA’ing - Why the Penn RTC? - Perspective During Quarantine  Thanks so much for tuning in. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to subscribe to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories. If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star rating & review on Apple Podcasts and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com! For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email baschamania@gmail.com.
46:32
April 22, 2020
Jason Nolf on Faith & Mindset | Ep. 51
Jason Nolf came back on Baschamania and the stories and insights didn't disappoint! We cover topics ranging from quarantine updates and blessings in disguise to Gilman's move to the NLWC and Nolf's controversial match with Hidlay at the NCAA's last year. Tons of faith substance in this one, too!  - Currently In Omaha - Blessings In Disguise - Golf with Nolf - Positive Attitude - Injury Rehab - Olympics Postponement - New Opportunities - Important of Faith - Mindset from Youth to College - Celebrating - Controversial Hidley match - Gilman Joining the NLWC - Competition in the Room - Nights with Nolf

 Thanks so much for tuning in. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to subscribe to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories. If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star rating & review on Apple Podcasts and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com! For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email baschamania@gmail.com.
36:57
April 20, 2020
What’s Next For Mark Hall | Ep. 50
Mark Hall has won just about every championship a wrestler can win. From his record-setting 6 Minnesota State Championships and his NCAA  Championship as a True Freshmen at Penn State to his 3 Cadet &  Junior Level World Championships and 3 Big Ten Championships, one thing is clear: Mark Hall is a Champion! But, he doesn't want to just be known for being a champion on the mat, he wants to be a champion off the mat as well. It was great chatting with Mark about both his on-the-mat and off-the-mat perspectives as he takes another step in his career after his collegiate career came to a screeching halt because of COVID-19.  Enjoy episode 50! 
- 6 State Championships - World Level Aspirations - Path to Penn State - Penn State Expectations - First True Freshmen To Win NCAA’s - College Expectations - Staying Humble - Important of Mindset - Being A Part of The Penn State Dynasty - Not Burning Out - Faith In His Career
 - NCAA’s Being Cancelled - What's Next for Mark Hall? - Growing A Brand - Fire For More Championships
 - Some Favorite Matches Thanks so much for tuning in. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to subscribe to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories. If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star rating & review on Apple Podcasts and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com! For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email baschamania@gmail.com.
40:16
April 16, 2020
Chatting with Thomas Gilman On His Move to The NLWC | Ep. 49
Thomas Gilman is back on Baschamania today to talk about the move he announced last week from Iowa City to State College, where he’ll train with the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club.   If you haven’t listened to his story, check out episode 28 of the podcast that we did back early January which talks a bit more about the Thomas Gilman Story. Topics In the Conversation: - Financial Impact - Fiancées Family in PA - A Traitor? - Due Diligence - Perry Leaving - Wrestling With This For Weeks - Building Brand - NLWC Camaraderie - Impacting NLWC/PSU Guys - Becoming A Nittany Lion - Making A Tough Decision - Moving To NLWC
 Thanks so much for tuning in. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to subscribe to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories. If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star rating & review on Apple Podcasts and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com! For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email baschamania@gmail.com.
22:45
April 13, 2020
Luke Pletcher’s Moving On | Ep. 48

2x All-American and 2020 Big Ten Champ Luke Pletcher of Ohio State is moving on - both mentally and physically.  He recently had to let go of NCAA's being canceled his senior year as he was the #1 seed and he just moved back home to PA to take a coaching job at Pitt.  Pletcher is nothing but grateful for his time at Ohio State but is ready for what's next. Enjoy episode 48 of BASCHAMANIA! Topics Covered: 1. Start in Wrestling 2. Handling Lone State Final Losses 3. Balancing Wins & Losses 4. Path to Ohio State 5. Changing Mindset 6. Grinding Out Wins 7. Flipping the Switch 8. NCAA’s Being Cancelled 9. Move to PWC 10. Favorite Matches Thanks so much for tuning in. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to subscribe to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories. If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star rating & review on Apple Podcasts and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com! For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email baschamania@gmail.com.
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April 10, 2020
Lance Palmer: Million Dollar Man | Ep. 47
Before he was earning multiple Million Dollar paydays in the PFL, Lance Plamer was a 4x Ohio State Champ and 4x All-American at Ohio State. He also won a Big Ten Championship, being named Outstanding Wrestler in the process, and lost a super close one to Brent Metcalf in the NCAA Finals. Grateful to have Lance come on the podcast today! Hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did! Topics/Order of the Conversation: 1. Start in Wrestling 2. Dad Too Tough? 3. Decision To Go to Ohio State 4. College Expectations 5. Lance Palmer Wrestles a Bear 6. Brent Metcalf Match at Big 10’s 7. Confidence & Mentality 8. Balancing Hi’s and Low’s of D1 Wrestling 9. The Vibe at Ohio State 10. Lou Rosselli’s Impact 11. The MMA Itch 12. The Journey To PFL 13. Million Dollar Paydays 14. The Nickname 15. Investing In Yourself 16. Balancing Wanting More 17. Building Brand 18. Involvement with Wrestling Thanks so much for tuning in. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to subscribe to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories. If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star rating & review on Apple Podcasts and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com! For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email baschamania@gmail.com.
55:57
April 5, 2020
Mark Perry Tells Some Stories | Ep. 46
Mark Perry knows wrestling. Heck, he is wrestling. Born into a wrestling family, on wrestling soil at Oklahoma State, a Blair Academy wrestler, a 4x All-American at Iowa, a 2x NCAA Champion, the street cred goes on. This man just eats, sleeps, breathes wrestling & his story and insight is amongst the most unique you’ll find in the sport. Grateful to sit down and chat wrestling for an hour with Mark tonight and to hear more of his story. I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did! Topics/Order of the Conversation: 1. Growing up in a True Wrestling Family 2. Early Expectations 3. Heading To Blair Academy 4. Battling Depression 5. Continuing to Elevate 6. Blair Lake 7. Sophomore Year Injuries 8. Elevating to Beat Hendrick 9. Not Wrestling Internationally 10. Transitioning from Athlete to Coach 11. Differences In Coaching at Penn State, Cal Poly, and Illinois 12. IMAR 13. College Level vs RTC Level Coaching 14. Relationship with Gilman 15. HWC Coaching Expectations  16. Olympics & NCAA'S Being Cancelled  17. Women’s Wrestling Exploding Thanks so much for tuning in. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to subscribe to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories. If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5-star rating & review on Apple Podcasts and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com! For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email baschamania@gmail.com.
1:20:41
April 1, 2020
Jack Mueller Has No Regrets | Ep. 45
Last year he was in the finals against Spencer Lee. This year, he's had one thing on his mind: take out Spencer Lee in the rematch. Today, I sat down with UVA's Jack Mueller to chat about his college career, hear about his faith, learn of his backstory and see what's next. 1. Quarantine Update 2. What Led You to Wrestle? 3. Leveling Up as a Wrestler 4. What led you to Virginia? 5. Role of Faith In Your Career 6. Incredible Matches in March 7. ACC Competition 8. NCAA’s Cancelled 9. No Regrets 10. Resetting Focus After Events 11. Visiting RTCs 12. The Uncertainty of The Future
 Thanks so much for tuning in. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to subscribe to the podcast and go through the archives to hear more great stories. If you want to support the podcast, be sure to leave a 5 star rating & review on Apple Podcasts and shop some apparel on BASCHAMANIA.com! For all partnership and sponsorship inquiries, email baschamania@gmail.com.
36:30
March 28, 2020
Brandon Slay Knows His Purpose | Ep 44
Today, another Olympic Gold Medalist comes on the BASCHAMANIA Podcast as  Brandon Slay stops by to shares his story. Brandon is not only an incredible wrestler and wrestling coach, but he has a contagious faith and tons of wisdom! I really enjoyed this conversation and I hope you do, too! Topics & Order of Conversation - Quarantine Update - Youth Career Advancement - Loving Freestyle Wrestling - NCAA Dreams vs Olympic Dreams - School of Business Plan - Freestyle Success - What’s Your Purpose? - Pursuing Jesus - Olympic Finals “Loss” & Victory - Transitioning to a Wrestling Coach - Coaching The National Team - “Homecoming” To Penn RTC - NCAA’s Being Cancelled - Trials Being Postponed & Coaching Athletes - Various Attention Levels in Wrestling Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at  SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing  baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
56:19
March 22, 2020
Nahshon Garrett is an Overcomer | Ep. 43
Nahshon Garrett really is an overcomer. While he's also an NCAA Champion and EIWA Wrestler of The Year, what sticks out the most to me is Nahshon's ability to overcome adversity. It was great chatting with Nahshon about his wrestling career, his faith, content creation, and more! Order of the Conversation: - NG didn’t start wrestling until 7th Grade - Cornell was an early decision - Wrestling in College - Ebb and Flow of College Career - National Championship - Faith in Career - False Humility - Road to Arizona State and Back - Training with Chas Tucker, Vito A, Yianni D - Pulling out of World Championships - Trusting God’s Plan - Beating Himself at 57kg - Uncertainty of Olympic Trials - CoronaVirus - Creating Content - Shutting out Negativity - Control What 

You Can Control Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at  SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing  baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
1:14:45
March 17, 2020
Olympic Trials Qualifiers Dake, Nickal, Steveson, Ashnault, & Oliver on The Postponement | Ep. 42
It was announced yesterday that the Olympic Trials have officially been postponed. In having conversations with some of the athletes and coaches, I decided to have some hop on for an episode of the podcast where we talk reactions & perspectives and you can hear straight from the athletes, instead of just the chatter in the community.  Enjoy! Anthony Ashnault
 begins at: 3:20 Kyle Dake begins at: 10:10 Bo Nickal
 begins at: 25:50 Gable Steveson begins at: 33:30 
Jordan Oliver
 begins at: 39:39 Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
1:00:37
March 14, 2020
Seth Gross on Big 10's and a Fan-Less NCAA's | Ep. 41
After the news was announced that there will be no fans at the NCAA's, I was chatting with a few of the guys competing and my conversation with Seth Gross quickly led to one that I knew needed to be captured on the Baschamania podcast. We talked about Big 10's, NCAA's, and the Olympic Trials. I hope you enjoy this style of an episode around relevant news & events. - Loss to Rivera at Big 10's & Adjustments - Jersey Crowd in Match against Alvarez - NCAA’s Not Having Fans - Going Out WIth No Crowd - No Crowd Impact on Matches -  133 Seeds at NCAA's - A Potential Semi-Final with Chas Tucker - Schools Sitting Out at NCAA's - Grounded in Faith - Olympic Trials Fans? Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
30:23
March 11, 2020
Jumpin Around with Jon Reader | Ep. 40
He's no stranger to March! NCAA Champ Jon Reader has had some iconic March memories both competing and coaching. It was great chatting with Jon and the timing just a few days before Big 10's couldn't have been more perfect! Enjoy ep. 40 of BASCHAMANIA everywhere now.  - Relationship with Cael Sanderson - Early Success - Being Recruited On - Being Undefeated Senior Year - Importance of Gratitude - The Spotlight Changing After College - Change in Wrestling Over the Past Decade - Relationship with Chris Bono - 42 Point Match with Ed Ruth - Transitioning to Coaching - From Iowa State to SDSU to Wisconsin - Wisconsin Recruiting - Kids Who Wanna Be Recruited by Big 10 Programs - Thoughts on Big 10’s - Seth Gross at Big 10’s - Big Ten Championships Expectations - Hustle, Effort, & Attitude - Dealing with the Highs & Lows - Rebounding from Post Season Lows Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
47:22
March 6, 2020
Sebastian Rivera Is Ready | Ep. 39
Ahead of next weekend's Big Ten Championships, I caught up with Northwestern's Sebastian Rivera. In this episode, we chat about his start in wrestling, how tough Jersey is and transition to his career at Northwestern and the upcoming Big 10's, NCAA's & 2020 Olympics. We even dive into his future in MMA and talk about when he currently thinks he'll stop wrestling. Order of The Conversation: - Getting Started In Wrestling - Getting Good in Wrestling - Staying Hungry - Dealing with Defeat - Jersey Wrestling - The Journey to Northwestern - Internship with VividSeats.com - Wrestling With Puerto Rico For Olympics - Perspective Going Into Big 10’s - Wrestling with Ashnault - Seth Gross Match at Midlands - Thoughts on NCAA’s - Jumping Levels at a High Level - Perfecting Your Craft - MMA Aspirations - Frankie Edgar - The Inconstancies of Attention on Wrestling Competition - Potentially Being Done After 2020 Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
32:56
March 1, 2020
J’Den Cox Keeps Pressing On | Ep. 38
The wrestling success he's had is just a portion of who J'den Cox is. The 2016 Olympic Bronze Medalist and 2020 Olympic Hopeful has endured levels of hardship and adversity that few know about, but he's overcome, and he continues to press on. It was great talking to J'den about his faith, his perspective, and recent events such as the move to 97kg and the move to the Ohio RTC. Even the non-wrestling fans will have a ton to take away from this episode! Enjoy! - Crying While Winning 11-1 - Getting Better Younger - Being Overlooked vs Not Counting Out - A Chip on His Shoulder? - Battling Depression - Maintaining Proper Perspective - Compartmentalizing - Joy > Happiness - The Role of Faith In His Career - Walking with Jesus - Decision To Go 97kg - Decision To Go to Ohio State - Making Tough Decisions - The Perspective of Cox over Snyder - Preparing for the Olympic Trials - Talking WWE For a Few Minutes Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
49:54
February 25, 2020
Story Time with Tony Ramos | Ep. 37
It was hard to keep this conversation with NCAA Champ & 2x World Team Member Tony Ramos down to one simple podcast episode that's around an hour long. He's got so many stories and so much insight! Enjoy this episode with the former Iowa Hawkeye athlete & current North Carolina Tarheel coach. Order of Topics: - Hawkeye or Tarheel? - Starting Wrestling at 3 Years Old - Getting Connected With Izzy Martinez - Crucial Training with Izzy - Recruiting Process with Iowa & Oklahoma St - Committing & Transitioning to Iowa - Importance of Clearing Your Head - 34-0 at Carver-Hawkeye - Role Logan Steiber Played - Overcoming Adversity - Transitioning to The Senior Level - Not Having Regrets in Wrestling - Connecting With Coleman Scott - Transitioning to North Carolina - Balancing Competing & Coaching - Leveraging Social Media as a Coach - Using Tik-Tok For Recruiting? - What’s Tony Excited For? - Having Jordan Oliver in the Room Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
52:08
February 21, 2020
Jacob Kasper Knows His Breakthrough Is Coming | Ep. 36

2x NCAA All-American Jacob Kasper and I couldn't keep this conversation short. He is one of the most passionate wrestlers out there and between his Olympic aspirations and his WWE aspirations, this man is the definition of passion and a dreamer. Had a ton of fun chatting about Jacob's amateur wrestling career, the journey to the Olympic Trials, and what lies ahead after this Olympic run. Enjoy the conversation! Order of Topics: - Growing up a WWE Fan - Getting Good at Wrestling - The Intimidation of Duke - Dealing with Crohn's Disease - Overcoming Adversity - Dealing with Defeat - Not Resting Enough - Not Running on Motivation - Olympic Trials Ahead - The WWE Tryout - Olympics > WWE - Mt Rushmore of Pro Wrestling - The WWE Passion & Dream Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at  SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing  baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
1:44:56
February 18, 2020
A Conversation With Nick Gwiazdowski | Ep. 35
2x World Bronze Medalist & 2x NCAA Champion Gwiazdowski has been the  USA’s heavyweight for 3 straight years and he’s looking for it to become 4 as he aims for his first Olympic team in 2020. We’re now less than 2 months out from that dream being a reality or being shattered.  Enjoy this conversation with the highly-accomplished heavyweight,  Gwiazdowski, on his journey to being an Olympic Champ! Conversation Flow: - Having a Great High School Career - The road to Binghamton and then  NC State - Becoming 2x NCAA Champion - Overcoming Loss to Kyle Snyder - Jumping to Freestyle Senior-Level Success - Attention Changes from NCAA to Senior Level - Injuries Before and At 2018 World Championships - Tuning People Out - Building a Brand on Social - Rebounding from World Championships Loss - Focusing on the “Young Guns” at the Olympic Trials Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM  or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
56:06
February 12, 2020
This Is Jenna Burkert | Ep. 34
Reigning World Team Member. Olympic Hopeful. American Soldier. Jenna Burkert has no slew of titles and accolades. This was a fun conversation to dive into with Jenna just before a best-of-3 wrestle-off series against the winner of Helen Maroulis vs Alli Ragan. Enjoy the conversation! Order of Topics: - Getting Started in Wrestling - A Non-Traditional College Route - Women’s Wrestling Evolving - Being a Wrestling Superfan - What Led you to Serve in Military - Not Focusing on Pressure & Staying Present - Embracing Fear - Happy To Still be Wrestling - Being Apart of Growing The Sport - Pan Am Qualifiers - Utilizing Social & Not Getting Distracted - Learning a Lesson in ’18 instead of ’20 - Not Getting Discouraged After a Loss
 Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
56:44
February 7, 2020
Victoria Anthony’s World | Ep. 33
Women’s wrestling has been exploding lately. Part of that is in response to 
the great women who are creating such a dominant scene right now and leading the charge. Victoria Anthony, who has a slew of accomplishments from US Open Champion and Bill Farrell Champion to  Junior World Champion, is no exception. Victoria and I sit down on this episode to chat about her career, women's wrestling, the Olympic Trials, and more. Enjoy! - Moving to Canada - Competing to Italy & Russia - Getting Start in Wrestling - Wrestling on a Boy’s Team - 2005 First Practice to > 2009 Junior World Champ - Watching Women’s Wrestling Evolve - Opportunities In Women’s Wrestling - Defining Success with Intentions - Pressing On After A Defeat/Failure - Making an Olympic Team in 2020 - Most Proudest of in This sport - What are Your Plans Post-Competition - Having the Most Viewed Video on UWW - Social Media Distractions/Benefits Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
58:01
February 3, 2020
A Conversation With Kyle Dake On His Journey | Ep. 32
He won a Hodge Trophy while winning 4 NCAA Championships in a row at 4 consecutive weights. After a storied college career at Cornell no one will soon forget, he became a 2x World Champ... in dominant fashion. The only box left to check? Olympic Champion. And he'll have to go through someone he hasn't been able to beat, 5x World/Olympic Champion Jordan Burroughs, to do that. We talk about all this and more. Order of Topics and Flow of Conversation: - Landing In Colorado Springs - Getting Good in Wrestling Right Away - Wrestling in a Group with David Taylor & Logan Stieber - College Level vs Senior Level Pressure - Frustration with Injuries & Runner-Up Finishes - Not Getting Sidetracked by Discouragement - Unique Training & Health Perspective - The Dake Documentary; Documenting 2012-2020 - Content & Secrets in Wrestling - Looking Towards The Olympic Trials - Kyle Dake on Wrestling Jordan Burroughs - MMA in the Future? Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
56:17
January 30, 2020
Bryce Meredith's Perspective | Ep. 31
3x NCAA All-American and 2020 Olympic Hopeful Bryce Meredith joined the show to talk about growing up in Wyoming, his wrestling career, and his future in MMA. We dive into a ton of topics around perspective and mindset including opportunity, sacrifice, success, happiness, and more. - Growing up in Wyoming - Opportunity > Sacrifice - Going to NC State and Coming Home - Going to the NJ RTC - Losing NCAA’s & Not Wavering - Not Complaining - Last Chance Qualifier In Focus - Passion in Wrestling -> MMA - Building a Brand & Content Game - Champion in Life, Success is Happiness  - Bryce Askes Me about My Background Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
1:00:45
January 25, 2020
Getting to Know Nick Lee | Ep. 30
2x All-American and 2020 Olympic Hopeful Nick Lee has already developed quite the wrestling career. Episode 30 catches up with the Nittany Lion as he's in the heart of the grind towards a Big 10, NCAA, and Olympic Championship in 2020. Before those big competitions, Justin had a  conversation with Nick Lee to get to know the Penn State junior a bit more! - Start in Wrestling - Getting Better Young - Enjoying the Sport - Being Homeschooled Senior Year - What Led You To Penn State - Being Surrounded with Greatness at PSU - Differences between Junior Level & College Wrestling - Wrestling is What He Does, It’s Not Who He Is - Balancing Wrestling & Life - Working Towards Being an NCAA Champion - The Process of Getting Your Mind Right After a Loss - Balancing NCAA & Olympic Goals - Differences Between Folkstyle & Freestyle - Trusting Your Coaches - Off the Mat Aspirations - Olympic Trials in State College Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
42:13
January 20, 2020
The Jason Nolf Interview | Ep. 29
He doesn't do many interviews and isn't in media much, but that's not because the 3x NCAA Champion/4x NCAA Finalist doesn't have the stories and insight. 2020 Olympic Hopeful Jason Nolf left a legacy at Penn State of being one of the best collegiate wrestlers of all time. How did he do it? What're the backstories?  What's next? We talk about all that and more. Order of Conversation & Topics: - The Young Start with Wrestling - Hating to Lose at 5 years Old - Getting Better at a Young Age - The Role of Faith in Jason’s Career - Doing Things God’s Way - The Path to Penn State - Not Talking a College Visit - The Penn State Teammate Effect - Running To the Center of the Mat - Laying The Ankle Bands Down - The Hodge Trophy Distraction - Having Fun & Scoring Points - Learning from Both Wins & Losses - Having High Self-Expectations - Resetting Expectations - Putting Career in God’s Hands - NCAA Championship Feelings - Meeting Maddie - Balancing Engagement/Wedding with Wrestling - Missing Being a Penn State Athlete - Transitioning to Freestyle & Senior Level - Working Towards an Olympic Gold - The 74kg Field Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
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January 16, 2020
This is Thomas Gilman | Ep. 28
It was great chatting with 2017 World Silver Medalist Thomas Gilman just ahead of his trip to Italy & Russia to compete in a few tough tournaments. The Iowa Hawkeye and Olympic Hopeful is loved by many and has one of the biggest personalities in the sport, but his internet absence keeps many of his stories from being heard as much as they ought to be! Today, enjoy 45 minutes of stories and insight from Thomas  Gilman. Order of Topics: - Early Start in Wrestling - Wanting to be an Olympic Champ “In all 3 Styles” - Getting Better Early On - Young Adversity - Relationship with Terry Brands - Losing to Cory Clark - Proper Perspective - Righting the Wrongs - Losing to Cory Clark - Importance of Routine - Breaking Out of the “Shy” Shell - “The Persona” - Favorite “Persona” Moment - Sitting Out in Finals/Ramo’s Stressed Out - Taking Time Off in 2019 - Thoughts on Social Media - The Thomas Gilman Brand - The Olympics & Olympic Trials - Competing in Italy - Micic Should be Tried for Treason - Process Goals Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
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January 10, 2020
Some Stories From Vincenzo Joseph | Ep. 27
What 2x NCAA Champ/3x NCAA Finalist doesn't have a good story? 2020 Olympic Hopeful Vincenzo Joseph is no different. On Episode 27, the Nittany Lion Senior stops by to talk about his wrestling story; from practicing at a young age with Spencer Lee to wrestling Nolf at the Farrell to what it's like to run out at Rec Hall. Cenzo has no shortage of good stories, laughs and high-level insight. Enjoy! General Flow of Topics: - Start in Wrestling - Good at Young Age - Getting Better & Leveling up - Practicing with Spencer Lee & Nolf Young - Having Fun - Dealing with Adversity - Balancing Big Wins & Losses - Self Awareness - Wrestling Nolf at the Farrell - Olympic Goals - Wrapping Up a Penn State Career Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
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January 4, 2020
A Chat with Lauren Burroughs | Ep. 26
Being the wife to arguably the greatest wrestler in the world, Lauren has insights no one else has been privileged with.  It was a pleasure catching up with good friend Lauren Burroughs and chatting about her story, her relationship with Jordan and diving into the personal brand-building and social media discussion.  General Flow Of Topics: - Building a Brand in Wrestling & Putting In The Work- Initial & Start in Wrestling - Writing Career
, Personal Desires - How Lauren & Jordan Met - Any Idea What Would Ensue in This Relationship? - Selflessness to Focus on "dream-sharing" - The Evolution of The Relationship with JB’s Success - Navigating Brand/Family Sponsorship Deals - Experiencing the Highs/Lows of Success As a Family - Ability to Decipher Opportunity vs Distraction - The Role of Faith in The Marriage - Balancing Social & Life - Engaging with Your Audience - Secrecy & Transparency - More Brand-Building Talk - Baby Watch Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
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December 31, 2019
The Impact of Joey McKenna's Faith | Ep. 25
Fresh off an awesome performance at the US Open/Senior Nationals, Joey McKenna joins the show as we talk about his story & his faith. Many of us are guilty of not giving God the glory due because honestly, so often we're focused on what we don't have.  Joey set his mind & heart right after leaving Stanford and he says its the best thing he did in his wrestling career! Here's the order of topics for today's show: - Jersey Wrestling Start - Why Joey Went Greco Young - Decisions Behind Going to Stanford/Ohio State - Impact of Faith on Career - Last Year’s WTT Failure - Managing the Highs & Lows - The Move to Penn RTC - Olympic Trials Prep - Post-Wrestling Aspirations - Signing with ScrapLife Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
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December 24, 2019
It’s Izzy Style! This is the Israel Martinez Story | Ep. 24
Pumped to have coach Izzy Martinez on the show for episode 24. I got a lot of good feedback on the Chris Bono episode and to play off of that, I wanted to bring another high-level coach with value & entertainment on the show! Before he was coaching Jon Jones & Holly Holm to championships in the UFC Octagon, and coaching a top 10 high school program, Izzy was an elite-level youth & amateur wrestler and also had his fair shares and ups and downs. Today, we dive into the Izzy Story! Rough Order of Topics: - Izzy as a Wrestler - Not Making it in Iowa City - Being A “18-22-Year-old Trainwreck” - What Early Failure Taught - The Transition from Athlete to Coaching - Chasing Opportunity - Entering MMA - Self Awareness - Mental Health - Social Media Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
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December 19, 2019
Meet 74kg James Green | Ep. 23
He's had a ton of success throughout his career, but an Olympic/World Championship alludes James Green. His losses that led to Bronze & Silver Medals at the '15 and '17 World Championships were to Olympic & World Champions. Now, he'll have to win a bracket that includes multiple World & Olympics Champions just to make the team. What will James have to do to make the team and win an Olympic Championship? What has got him to where he is now? We talk about all that and more just a few days removed from James competing in Russia at 74kg this past weekend. Tune in to episode 23 and meet the 74kg version of James Green. Order of Topics: - Jersey Start in Wrestling - Stopping Playing Football - The Nebraska Connection - The Career Grind - Losses to World/Olympic Champions - What The Grind Has Taught James - Definition of Success - The Transition to 74kg - Fatherhood - Business & branding - Post-Competition Plans - What Wrestling Means to JG - What the Next 4 Months Look Like Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
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December 12, 2019
'Jump Around' with Chris Bono | Ep. 22
Chris Bono has had a wild career as both an athlete and a coach. Over the past decade, Coach Bono has continued to jump levels as a coach, much as he did as an athlete, using the same principles and mindset throughout both. He's not done yet and fresh into his second season as Wisconsin head coach, he's more excited than ever! It was fun diving into a plethora of topics in this conversation.  Conversation Flow & Order of Topics: - Accolades the Proudest Of - Wrestling in Pennsylvania & Florida - Biggest Contribution to Success - The transition from Athlete to Coach - Evolving as a Coach - Most Important Time as a Coach - Establishing Culture - Big Loss to Iowa - Giving Seth Gross a Second Chance - Coaching Seth to Win NCAA’s - Thoughts on Social Media - Excitement for the Future Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
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December 5, 2019
Getting to Know Darian Cruz | Ep. 21


NCAA Champion & Olympic Hopeful Darian Cruz stops by the BASCHAMANIA podcast for Episode 21. It was great to spend an hour with Darian getting to know him and peeking behind the curtain of the mind of someone who already has such a storied career and isn't done yet! Anyone who spends an hour listening to this episode should walk away with a ton of golden nuggets. General Order of Topics: 1. Thanksgiving Traditions 2. Letter to Wrestling 3. Wrestling Taking Dedication 4. You can’t teach Work Ethic 5. Guys Bend. Or Guys Break. 6. Overcoming Adversity 7. Not looking at the big picture 8. Micro Speed, Macro Patience 9. Importance of Support System 10. Contrasting NCAA Finish Junior Year to Senior Year (1st to 5th Place) 11. Preparing for the Olympic Trials 12. Building Brand while Preparing for Olympic Trials 13. Leveraging Social Media 14. The Trials Ahead 15. Getting 1% Better Every Day Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
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November 29, 2019
Chatting with Gable Steveson | Ep. 20
It was great to chat with Minnesota's Gable Steveson after qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Trials at the Bill Farrell.  Gable has won Junior and Cadet World Championships and now has sights on Olympic Gold, all while also keeping a focus on winning an NCAA Championship in his home state of Minnesota this March. Great 20-minute+ conversation with the 19-year-old phenom on Episode 20! Among other things, we dove into:  - How it feels to qualify for the Olympic Trials - When he knew he could make it this far in the sport - Rebounding from big losses - The impact of not losing that impact - Growing up in an era of social media influence - Proper perspective while using social to grow a brand without getting distracted - The level of focus on brand-building - The road ahead to Tokyo 2020 - Training with Brock Lesnar - Desire to compete with the WWE Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
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November 21, 2019
Catching up with NJRTC's Reece Humphrey Ahead of The Bill Farrell | Ep. 19
The Bill Farrell is this weekend and everyone in the wrestling community is HYPED about it. NJ RTC Head Coach Reece Humphrey is no exception.  People are noticing there is something in the water in New Jersey and quite frankly, it's Reece! Reece is a 3x World Team Member and 3x US Open Champ and he knows wrestling. He also really knows freestyle wrestling.  Reece and I catch up a bit and talk about his background and recent transitioning to coaching at the NJRC and the path that led to it. Topics on this episode include: 1. Growing up Wrestling In Indiana 2. What Led Reece to Ohio State University 3. RTC Life In Reece’s Day
 4. Knowing when it’s time to move on to a different location?
 5. Path to the TMWC and NJRTCWhy the move from TMWC to NJRTC. 6. Transitioning from athlete to coach - what’s that like? 7. Why such an incredible year for Jersey, and even the NJRTC? 8. Guys coming on board the NJRTC 9. The impact of NJRTC & Jersey on Wrestling in 2020 10. Discussing the Bill Farrell 11. How to Help the NJRTC  Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
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November 13, 2019
20 Minutes with Alex Dieringer | Ep. 18
Days away from competing at 86kg @ the Bill Farrell in NYC and starting his quest to the Olympic Trials in April, I caught up with 3x NCAA Champ Alex Dieringer. Alex and I talked about his start in wrestling in Wisconsin, what led him to Oklahoma State, the transition to the RTC after college, his recent success and setbacks in wrestling and what his thought process is heading into 2020 competition. Listen in! Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
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November 8, 2019
WWE Hall of Famer Gerald Brisco | Ep. 17
Grateful to have WWE Hall of Famer & Current Talent Scout for the WWE, Gerald Brisco, on the show! Tis former Oklahoma State Cowboy knows college wrestling and now recruits the best of them! The topics and order of our conversation was as follows: How did you get started in Wrestling? How did you make to the Oklahoma University Wrestling Team? How did you get started in Pro Wrestling? What was the road like to the WWE? What was the path to the back-end WWE office/talent scout position? Recruiting Brock Lesnar, Sheltan Benjamin and other stars Being Involved In The Montreal Screwjob/Attitude Era Storylines Transitioning Back to Back-Office Work/Talent Scouting What To Look for When Scouting WWE Talent How Has The Progression Been in Talent Recruitment w/ the Rise of WWE Interest Why Would Someone Wanna Work With The WWE What Should Someone Do If Wanting to Be Recruited into the WWE? Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
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November 4, 2019
Catching up w/ David Taylor | Ep. 16
David Taylor is not only as successful of a wrestler as it gets, already having won titles from the State level to the NCAA & Big 10 level on up to a World Championships & currently training for an Olympic Championship, The Magic Man is also an accomplished Entrepreneur involved with multiple companies.  My friend David and I caught up today and covered a variety of topics in a short period of time! Topics include: - Thoughts on Having a Baby Girl - How Rebhabbing the Injury is Going - Staying busy during Injury Recovery - How DT Balances Everything He Does - How DT Learned to Balance Everything - Getting Back To Training & Prepping for Olympic Trials - How The  World Championships Prepared The Magic Man for the 2020 Olympic Championships - What it Means That The Olympic Trials are in State College  Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
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October 30, 2019
A Chat with Nico Megaludis | Ep. 15
Unlike many training for the 2020 Olympic Trials in State College, NCAA Champ Nico Megaludis is doing double duty.  Along with training to beat the best in the world and make the Olympic Team and fulfill his goal of being an Olympic Champ,  Nico has a full-time career as a Financial Advisor with Northwestern Mutual in Pittsburgh. Nico and I sit down to chat about how he balances the full-time financial career and training to get better, what his current perspective is on training & life, how he's feeling post-injury, his move from the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club to the Pittsburgh Wrestling Club and much more.  Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
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October 19, 2019
Anthony Cassar In The House | Ep. 14
1 Jersey State Tournament, 1 Jersey State Championship. 1 NCAA Tournament, 1 NCAA Championship.  2 "senior years", 2 incredible stories. Anthony Cassar has a story unlike any other in the sport and brings laughter, fun and gratitude when sharing it. Heading into one more year of eligibility at Penn State, Cassar's focus isn't shifting away from winning. In fact, he's doubling down as he has all sights locked in on improving and winning the Olympic Trials in April and securing a spot in the 2020 Toyko Olympics! This is his story. Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
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October 12, 2019
Getting to Know Spencer Lee | Ep. 13
Iowa Hawkeye Spencer Lee is one of the most known & accomplished college wrestlers walking this country. At just 20 years old, he's already a 2X NCAA Champion and a 3X Junior/Cadet WORLD Champion. While he has more accomplishments than most can dream of, his biggest quest - Olympic Gold - is still his primary focus. We talk in Episode 13 about everything from his start in the sport to his vast displeasure with social media!  Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
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October 7, 2019
A Yianni D Experience | Ep. 12
In this episode, one of the biggest freaks in wrestling stops by. Normally, the term "freak" may be a bad thing, but with Yianni - only the term freak can be used to describe his presence in the sport - from what he does and how he does it on the mat - to his knowledge off the mat.  It was great to catch up with Yianni after a whirlwind of a year including his second NCAA Championship, beating the #1 guy in the world (Bajrang) at Beat The Streets,  winning the prestigious Yasar Dogu, and a prolonged 4 month USA World Team wrestle-off. Yianni IS wrestling, and this is the BASCHAMANIA podcast. Enjoy Episode 12! Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
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October 2, 2019
Zain Retherford Stops by | Ep. 11
The Zain Train has been rolling for years and isn't slowing down any time soon.  The 3X NCAA Champion, 2012 Cadet World Champion, 2x and Current Senior World Team Member just got back from the 2019 World Championships and it was time to get caught up! From growing up on the farm and developing farm strength, traveling to Pittsburgh as a youth wrestler, his dominant Penn State career as a 3X NCAA Champ and the upcoming Toyko Olympics, we cover a lot of ground in a short period of time. Put those airpods in and come aboard the Zain Train! Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
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September 27, 2019
Helen Maroulis Gets Transparent & Vulnerable | Ep. 10
"I cried & cried." Helen Maroulis has had the highest of highs winning both World & Olympic Championships and quite frankly, the lowest of lows as well. She's no stranger to not only wrestling the best of the best on the mat, but off the mat wrestling with God. I so appreciate Helen's willingness to get transparent and vulnerable on Episode 10 of the BASCHAMANIA podcast as we chat her past and future, including the 2012, 2016 and 2020 Olympics! Tune in to this episode that's full of faith-centric golden nuggets! Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
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September 23, 2019
Catching up with Olympian Frank Molinaro | Ep. 9
in 2016, Frank Molinaro was a 9 seed who upset the field and claimed the 65kg spot on USA Wrestling's Olympic Team. In 2020, he may not be seeded as low as 9, but he's again in one of - if not THE - toughest weight classes in the sport. Frank will have to beat the likes of Zain Retherford, Yianni D, Jordan Oliver, and Anthony Ashnault to name a few.  We chat in this episode on his mindset & perspective going into the competition season leading up to the Olympic Trials in April in State College, PA. Recently stepping down as a coach at Virgina Tech and moving to Oklahoma to get a fresh set of coaches, Frank and I chat on the move to Oklahoma and what it means. The 'Gorilla Hulk' and I also chat on the importance of having a Christ-centered life and always relying on God for what's next - no matter where you are! Arguably though, the most interesting topic on this episode was the topic of how Frank almost threw the towel in, but he didn't... I ask him why & how?  Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
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September 16, 2019
A Conversation with Roman Bravo-Young | Ep. 8
He's one of the most exciting wrestlers in college to watch, and he still has 3 more years to put on a show. If you're not on the RBY train just yet, you should be! On this episode, RBY and I sit down to chat about high school vs college wrestling, having fun and maintaining the proper perspective through victory and defeat! Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
30:56
September 13, 2019
Inside the Mind of Jordan Oliver | Ep. 7
2X NCAA Champion Jordan Oliver is one of the biggest personalities in wrestling. He's had his highs and lows. Hoping for his biggest high yet with making the 2020 Olympic Team, Jordan and I discuss all things past, present and future! If you're a JO and/or wrestling fan, you won't wanna miss this episode!  Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
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September 7, 2019
A Conversation with Kevin Sorbo (Hercules!) | Ep. 6
Happy to have TV's HERCULES on the show today! Kevin Sorbo is an actor who has been seen in 100's of commercials, TV shows, movies - you name it. Most recently, he has been appearing in a number of faith-based/family-centered movies like Let There Be Light, God's Not Dead, & Soul Surfer. Unashamed of being a Christian & Conservative, Kevin has never let any snubbing or Hollywood Blacklisting ruin his fun or steal his joy. Sorbo simply continues to seek to fill that void in good wholesome content! Listen in on today's conversation for more! Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
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September 2, 2019
Seth Gross: A Redemption Story. | Ep. 5
It was great sitting down and chatting with Seth Gross and hearing his (redemption) story from his perspective. Seth Gross was one of the nation's best wrestlers at 133 lbs, attending Iowa University. A night of unprecedented partying got him kicked out and led him wondering if he'd ever have any success again. The story of redemption that follows is incredible! Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
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August 26, 2019
A Conversation with NCAA Champ Anthony Ashnault | Ep. 4
On Episode 4 of the BASCHAMANIA Podcast, we talk to 2019 NCAA Champion Anthony Ashnault. Undefeated in high school winning 4 state titles in one of - if not thee - toughest state tournaments in the country, Anthony has made a name for himself in the sport of wrestling and has become a household favorite... especially in the state of New Jersey. At this point in his career though, he’s looking to make a household name for himself in the entire US. How? Give this episode a listen!  Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
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August 22, 2019
Talking Faith & Mindset with Olympic Champion Jordan Burroughs | Ep. 3
On Episode 3 of the BASCHAMANIA Podcast, Olympic & World Champion Jordan Burroughs stops by! Jordan and I chat about all things mindset and faith. Topics including: not letting social media distract you, how and where to find your worth, how Jordan seeks to transcend wrestling, the importance of his faith in his wrestling career & family, the role faith plays in his day to day grind, and more. A definite must-listen for any wrestling fan and/or any Christian!  Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
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August 17, 2019
Talking Wrestling & Faith w/ 3x NCAA Champion Bo Nickal | Ep. 2
On today's episode, we have 3x NCAA & Big Ten Champion, Bo Nickal of Penn State. Bo is one of the best in the sport and we sit down and chat about his careers' past and future. We also focus in on the importance of God in his life and when and what he learned the most from God.  Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
39:57
August 12, 2019
A Conversation with UFC Veteran Jim Miller | Ep. 1
UFC Veteran Jim Miller comes on the show for the first episode. Justin & Jim have a great conversation about wrestling, MMA, hunting, cooking, family, Jim's future and more. Enjoy the show! Wanna support the podcast? Apparel is now available at SHOP.BASCHAMANIA.COM or inquire about sponsorships by emailing baschamania@gmail.com. Be sure to follow the podcast @Baschamania on social media.
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August 3, 2019