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D3 Nation

D3 Nation

By Anthony & Gennaro Bonaventura
D3 Nation's mission is to promote and support DIII wrestling. As former DIII student-athletes and current coaches, we have competed against incredible wrestlers, coaches, and programs. My brother and I want to bring these stories into the limelight. We will also strive to bring current news and results throughout the year.

We are dedicated to growing DIII wrestling and highlighting the amazing people that are in the DIII community. Currently 115 programs strong heading into the 2020-21 season and continuing to grow!
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Episode 46 - Danny Irwin
ABOUT THE EPISODE West Liberty University Head Coach Danny Irwin joined the show to talk about the program and the historic season in 2021. The Hilltoppers took home a 4th place team trophy this past season with 4 All-Americans, 2 National Champions, and 9 Scholar All-Americans. They also went 5-0 in the dual season and won the Mountain East Conference. Irwin is going to year three at West Liberty next season. Before jumping to the D2 scene he was crushing it at Wabash as the Head Assistant Coach with Brian Anderson. He also competed collegiately at DIII Manchester where he was a two-time National Qualifier. Great show with a motivated coach eyeing a 2022 national title run. FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast              ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
48:51
July 21, 2021
Episode 45 - Dave Malecek
ABOUT THE EPISODE Wisconsin La Crosse Head Coach Dave Malecek is the featured guest for Episode 45. A great show to close out the month of June. Malecek was an All-American at Northern Iowa and competed in the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Trials. He jumped into the DIII Coaching scene at Wartburg College with Jim Miller from 2000-2006 before becoming the head coach at UW-La Crosse. He has guided the Eagles to 7 team trophy finishes, 195 Duals wins, and 10 conference championships. He has coached 11 DIII National Champions and 57 All-Americans. Malecek has been named Conference Coach of the Year seven times and regional coach year of twice. FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast              ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
51:51
June 30, 2021
Episode 44 - Mike Sugermeyer
ABOUT THE EPISODE Western New England Head Coach Mike Sugermeyer joined the show to discuss the Golden Bear program. Western New England runs deep in the Sugermeyer family and he has done a phenomenal job building the Western New England program into one of the top programs in DIII, regionally and nationally. Sugermeyer competed at Rhode Island College before jumping onto the college coaching scene. He has 49 dual victories at WNE and has produced a National Champion, 5 All-Americans, and multiple national qualifiers. FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast              ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
40:53
June 16, 2021
Episode 43 - Trevor Kittleson
ABOUT THE EPISODE New University-Wisconsin Platteville Head Coach Trevor Kittleson joined the show. Coach Kittleson just wrapped up an impressive run with the Loras College Duhawks, he was the Associate Head Coach the last two seasons and was a part of the program for the last five seasons. He helped T.J Miller build the Loras program into a national powerhouse and capped off his tenure with 9 NWCA All-Americans and 2 National Champions in 2021. Kittleson wrestled at Northern Iowa and was a DI NCAA Qualifier in 2009 and was a 1A State Champion for St. Ansgar High School in Iowa. We discuss his move to UW-Platteville, his progression through the Iowa wrestling circuit, his time at Loras College, and more! FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast              ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
43:54
June 2, 2021
Episode 42 - Lonnie Morris
ABOUT THE EPISODE Johnson and Wales University Head Coach Lonnie Morris joined the show. His Wildcats have been on a great run and are coming off an impressive showing at the NUWAY D3 Championships that took place last month in the Poconos. Lonnie has been the Head Coach for JWU for 23 years. He has helped develop 2 Individual National Titles, 28 All-Americans, 50 Academic All-Americans and 34 Region Champions. Johnson & Wales has had an All-American each of the last seven seasons and 13 out of the last 15 years. They have finished in the top-ten at NCAAs four times and brought home two team trophies. Lonnie was an All-American, two-time New England champion and earned All-New England honors four times in the heavyweight weight class from 1990-94 at Rhode Island College. FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast              ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
47:54
May 14, 2021
Episode 41 - David Hollingsworth III
ABOUT THE EPISODE 157 NWCA Champ David Hollingsworth III joins the show to discuss his first season with Wartburg College and how he made it all the way to Waverly, Iowa after a solid career at Owing Mills High School in Maryland where he was a 2x state champion. Hollingsworth was a 2x NJCAA All American for Iowa Lakes Community College. Finishing in 4th in 2018 at 149 and 3rd in 2019 at 157.  FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast              ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
24:28
May 5, 2021
Episode 40 - Jason Russell
ABOUT THE EPISODE Thomas More University Head Coach Jason Russell joined the show today to discuss the Saints breakout season after finishing in 8th place at the NAIA National Championships. Thomas More University started as a DIII affiliate when the school added wrestling back in 2015. Russell was a DIII national qualifier at 197 back in 2014 for Heidelberg University. He then started his coaching career at his alma mater before becoming an assistant at UW-Whitewater. We discuss the rise of the Saints program, Russell's personal wrestling career, his passion for coaching and more! FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast              ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
40:49
April 19, 2021
Episode 39 - NWCA Nationals Recap
ABOUT THE EPISODE Been a busy month in the collegiate wrestling world! The DIII season came to a conclusion on March 13th at the Xtream Arena in Coralville, Iowa. The NWCA Championships was an incredible event with plenty of storylines. The two-day event was filled with upsets, incredible individual and team performances, plus much more. We try to recap it all in this episode! Congrats to the 10 individuals who brought home a national title this season. We also discuss the addition of a new DIII program for the 2021-22 season, Schreiner University based in Kerrville, Texas.  FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast              ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
49:17
March 31, 2021
Episode 38 - NWCA National Championships Preview
ABOUT THE EPISODE It’s Nationals week! Jason Bryant rejoins the show to discuss the epic team race battle at the NAIA Championships plus the upcoming DIII Championships. Jason was announcing those championships last weekend and will be in attendance in Coralville, Iowa this weekend to announce the DIII Championships. 34 teams are making the trip to Xtream Arena to scrap and conclude the 2021 DIII season on a high note. We work through each bracket and discuss some of the top entires at each weight. FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast              ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
01:22:18
March 10, 2021
Episode 37 - Jan Rosenberg
ABOUT THE EPISODE Coe College All American Jan Rosenberg joined the show to discuss the Kohawk wrestling program and his wrestling story. Rosenberg was a two-time NCAA national qualifier at 125 pounds while earning NCAA All-American honors in 2016 after an eighth place finish at 125 pounds. Prior to his college career, Jan was a two-time New Jersey state place winner, taking third in 2011 and 2012. He was ranked as high as ninth by Flowrestling at 106 pounds. Rosenburg scored a fourth-place finish at the 2012 FloNationals. A 2011 NHSCA Junior Nationals Champion at 103 pounds. He excelled in freestyle and Greco-Roman, earning All-American accolades in both styles at the 2010 and 2011 Junior Nationals in Fargo, N.D. Rosenberg currently works at the University of Iowa Hospital and is an assistant at Coe College. FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast              ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
50:21
March 2, 2021
Episode 36 - Blake Roulo
ABOUT THE EPISODE Averett University Head Coach Blake Roulo joined the show today to discuss the Cougars incredible season. We also discuss the latest dual addition to their schedule, his historic career at the high school level, and journey into college coaching. Blake Roulo wrestled collegiately at the DI University of Buffalo and George Mason University. He is currently in his second year as the Head Coach for Averett and has been a part of the program since 2017.   FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast              ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
59:33
February 22, 2021
Episode 35 - Conference Championship Recap
ABOUT THE EPISODE Four Conferences have crowned their team champions. Congrats to Wartburg College, Baldwin Wallace University, Olivet College, and Millikin University. 2021 Team Champs for their respective conferences. We discuss how it all went down!  FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast              ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
25:47
February 16, 2021
Episode 34 - Deja Vu
ABOUT THE EPISODE DIII Wrestling competition was starting to pick-up with the anticipation of a postseason. The NCAA for the second year in a row made the disappointing decision to cancel all Winter Championships. My brother and I discuss this decision and what is next for DIII this year. We feel for the entire DIII wrestling community and hope programs can finish their respective seasons out even without an NCAA Championships to look forward too.  FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast              ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
24:39
February 6, 2021
Episode 33 - DIII Round-Up: Week of 1/18
ABOUT THE EPISODE Division III wrestling season is finally picking up pace! First set of the National Wrestling Coaches Association Rankings were released last Thursday. Technically the pre-season ranking, 100 wrestlers were ranked and a top-15 tournament team ranking was also published. My brother and I discuss the first set rankings plus results that took place last week. Averett continues to roll and ARC, CCIW, & OAC all kicked off their respective dual meet schedules. Awesome to see multiple DIII programs back in action and some great duals to get conference play going.  FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast              ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
31:48
January 28, 2021
Episode 32 - Joe Norton
ABOUT THE EPISODE North Central Men's and Women's Head Coach Joe Norton is our featured guest for today. Coach Norton has been a part of the Cardinal Program for 13 years, 4 as a wrestler and 9 as a coach. He took over the Head Coach position in 2014 and has helped bring the Cardinals back into top-ten. North Central is going to be in team trophy contention for the next few years. The Women's wrestling program is also in a strong position nationally after only starting a couple of years ago. We talk about his path to North Central, what it is like to be running two programs, his coaching staff, the state of women's wrestling and becoming an NCAA sport, and much more. FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast              ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
44:44
January 18, 2021
Episode 31 - Ron Headlee
ABOUT THE EPISODE Waynesburg University Head Coach Ron Headlee joined the show to talk about his wrestling story as an athlete and coach. We catch-up on what the Jackets training was like in the Fall, his growth in the sport of wrestling, how he got involved with coaching, coaching legendary Cary Kolat during his high school days, and turning around the Waynesburg University Program. Headlee was an All-American at Messiah College and was inducted into Southwestern Pennsylvania Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2016. He has he guided the Jackets to their first seven PAC team titles in program history and helped develop 10 All-Americans, including the first NCAA Division III national champion in program history. FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast              ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
34:45
January 13, 2021
Episode 30 - Nick Mitchell
ABOUT THE EPISODE Grand View University Head Coach Nick Mitchell joined the show, an amazing guest to kick off our podcast in 2021. Coach Mitchell and his staff have put together one of the most dominant collegiate programs. The Vikings have set a new standard in NAIA, they have won 9 straight National titles and NWCA Dual titles. The Vikings have never finished outside the top-ten since joining the NAIA ranks. Before Coach Mitchell made the move to Grand View he was a part of the Wartburg program for 12 years, four as a wrestler and eight as a coach. He wrestled and coached under legendary Coach Jim Miller. He was a three-time All American for the Knights. FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast              ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
37:55
January 4, 2021
Episode 29 - Seth Ecker
ABOUT THE EPISODE Three-time All American and Two-time NCAA Champion Seth Ecker joined the show. Ecker was recently announced as the new assistant coach for the Colorado School of Mines. Ecker competed for Ithaca College and has has some amazing mentors in the sport of wrestling since he became a coach at the DIII, DII, and DI level. A fun conversation with a passionate individual about the sport of wrestling and someone who really honed in on getting better every year, as an athlete and a coach. FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast              ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
01:09:43
December 14, 2020
Episode 28 - Joel Sherer
ABOUT THE EPISODE Joel Sherer joined the show to talk about his role in the new wrestling movie "The Last Champion" set to be released on December 8th. Sherer wrestlerd at Manchester University and started an NWCA program at the University of Idaho while he was attending law school. Sherer is currently an attorney and still involved in the sport of wrestling out in Idaho as an assistant wrestling coach at the high school level.  FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast              ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
42:56
December 7, 2020
Episode 27 - Andy Lausier
ABOUT THE EPISODE Davidson Head Coach Andy Lausier joined the show to talk about his wrestling story. Lausier was a 3x NCAA Qualifier and All American for Lycoming College. He jumped into coaching right away after his competition days by taking a graduate assistant position at the College of New Jersey under legendary Head Coach David Icenhower. We discuss his various coaching stints at the D3 and DI level plus his out of the box fundraising initiatives when he was the Head Coach at Sacred Heart.  FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast              ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
51:17
November 30, 2020
Episode 26 - Elroy Perkin
ABOUT THE EPISODE Two-time All American Elroy Perkin joined the show to discuss his story. Elroy was part of some great teams at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, they took home three team trophies during his career (3rd, 2nd, 4th) and 4 WIAC team titles. Elroy teamed up with Coach Fader at UW-Eau Claire after wrapping up his collegiate career, they're currently trying to bring the program to national prominence. This is an incredible story and a great listen. We discuss his college career, balancing competing and coaching, and what's next for the Blue Golds program as they continue to improve each season. FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast              ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
49:27
November 23, 2020
Episode 25 - D3 November Update
ABOUT THE EPISODE Gennaro and I dive into some Assistant Coach hires, current state of D3 Wrestling, and the first release of DIII Florankings; team and individual.  FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast              ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
36:10
November 10, 2020
Episode 24 - Johnny "J Rock" Johnson
ABOUT THE EPISODE Happy November D3 Nation! We have a great show for you today, Johnny "J Rock" Johnson joins the show to talk about his story, wrestling for legendary Coach David Icenhower, the growth of RAW 241, and more. J Rock found the sport of wrestling late but really came on strong, he was a 3x All-American for Trenton State, now known as The College of New Jersey, taking 4th, 2nd, and 3rd. He has mentored and coached some amazing wrestlers in the tri-state, PA-NJ-NY, area. Just an incredible competitor and student of the sport, enjoy! FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast              ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
57:43
November 2, 2020
Episode 23 - Josh Malave
ABOUT THE EPISODE Mount Union Head Coach Josh Malave joined the show to talk about the current state of the Purple Raider program and his wrestling story. Josh was an All-American for Mount Union back in 2012 and got his first Head Coaching position at Firelands High School in Oberlin, Ohio. He is now trying to bring his alma mater to the promise land and is off to a great start. In four seasons, the program has produced a pair of national champions, 14 national qualifiers, six All-Americans and a pair of top-10 national team finishes including a program-best fifth place finish in 2019.  FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast              ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
54:07
October 26, 2020
Episode 22 - Jason Bryant
ABOUT THE EPISODE Hall of Fame sportswriter and broadcaster Jason Bryant joined the show to talk about the early days of his career and how he found the sport of wrestling. Jason is also a huge DIII wrestling fan, he is passionate about college wrestling no matter the division. We also discuss the 2020-21 DIII season outlook and the continued growth of DIII wrestling. FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast              ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
53:39
October 19, 2020
Episode 21 - 165-285 Weight Class Preview
ABOUT THE EPISODE My brother and I discuss the top returning wrestlers from 165-285. Just like at 125-157, a lot talent is returning for the 2020-21 season. Each weight class has multiple national qualifiers returning from the 2020 NCAA Championships and there are some solid guys that will be in the mix who missed out on qualifying for the NCAA Championships last season. FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast              ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
51:17
October 12, 2020
Episode 20 - 125-157 Weight Class Preview
ABOUT THE EPISODE My brother and I discuss the top returning wrestlers from 125-157. A lot talent is returning for the 2020-21 season, each weight class has 10+ national qualifiers returning from the 2020 NCAA Championships and there are some solid guys that will be in the mix who missed out on qualifying for the NCAA Championships last season.  FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast              ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
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October 6, 2020
Episode 19 - Matt McDonough
ABOUT THE EPISODE New Head Assistant Coach for Cornell College Matt McDonough joined the show. The former 2x NCAA Champ and 3x finalist for the Hawkeyes joins the Rams staff after spending the last 2 seasons at Wisconsin. We talk about McDonough returning to his home state to coach, his passion for coaching at the youth level, the legacy of Mike Duroe, and much more. The Brands story at the end of episode is also a great one! FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast              ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
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October 6, 2020
Episode 18 - Ryan Epps
ABOUT THE EPISODE Ryan Epps joined the show to talk about his wrestling story. He recorded 141 career wins and was 2-time NCAA Champion for Augsburg University. Epps was part of an incredible class for the Auggies and helped them win the 2019 NCAA Team title. The Auggies were favored to repeat this past March and finished as NCAA Runner-Ups in 2017 & 2018. We get into Epp's NCAA title runs, his DIII wrestling experience with Augsburg, his battles with the Wartburg wrestlers, and his future plans. FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast              ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
51:49
September 21, 2020
Episode 17 - Ned Shuck
ABOUT THE EPISODE West Point Associate Head Coach Ned Shuck joined the show to talk about his journey into coaching and his different coaching stops. Coach Shuck spent time at the high school and DIII level before making the move to the DI coaching scene. Coach Shuck was an Assistant Coach at Augsburg University and the Head Coach at Heidelberg & UW-Whitewater. We talk about West Point, his experiences coaching at the DIII level, his highs and lows as a Head Coach, and much more. FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2   |  @D3NationPodcast    ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
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September 14, 2020
Episode 16 - Danny Song
ABOUT THE EPISODE Case Western Reserve University Head Coach Danny Song joins the show to talk about his incredible wrestling journey. Coach Song is entering his sixth year with the Spartans. Coach Song, G, and I go way back. All of our wrestling story started in Hauppauge, New York based on Long Island; Section XI. Over the years we have grown closer through the sport of wrestling, Coach Song is amazing friend and mentor. We talk about our LI roots, Song's journey to the University of Iowa where he eventually started his coaching career, his other coaching stops at DI level, Navy Wrestling camps, and more! Enjoy.  FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2   |  @D3NationPodcast    ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
49:09
September 7, 2020
Episode 15 - Nathan Shearer
ABOUT THE EPISODE This episode features Washington & Lee Head Coach Nathan Shearer. Coach Shearer is entering his 10th season with the Generals and has helped transform the W&L into a competitive program, both regionally and nationally. W&L is coming off its best season in school history which had many highlights including the programs first Conference Championship in 41 years.  We discuss the start of Coach Shearer's coaching career, why he made the move to Washington and Lee, the early days at W&L, the impact of Ron Tassoni, and W&L's new athletic facility updates. FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2   |  @D3NationPodcast       ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
49:56
August 31, 2020
Episode 14 - Jake Evans
ABOUT THE EPISODE Jake Evans joined the show to talk about his wrestling story. Evans had an amazing career for the Jackets of Waynesburg University, recording 180 career wins (All-time NCAA wins record). Evans jumped onto the scene during the 2015-16 season and never looked back. He was four President Athletic Conference titles and was named Outstanding wrestler for the conference twice. Evans qualified for the NCAA Championships three-times and reached the podium twice, claiming the 2018 heavyweight title in dramatic fashion. Evans used his drive and incredible work ethic to reach the top, enjoy the show! FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast              ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
51:01
August 24, 2020
Episode 13 - Riley Lefever
ABOUT THE EPISODE Riley Lefever joined the show to talk about his wrestling story. He recorded 158 career wins and was 4-time NCAA Champion for Wabash College, only the second DIII wrestler to accomplish the feat. Lefever is currently representing the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club and has his eyes set on the Olympic dream in 2021. We talk about his growth in the sport during High School, his 4 NCAA titles, "Lefever Fever" in 2015, his relationship with his brothers, competing for NLWC, and what competing in DIII meant to him. FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast              ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
48:30
August 17, 2020
Episode 12 - Micah Elias
ABOUT THE EPISODE This episode features Micah Elias, rising junior at Stevens Institute of Technology. Micah found the sport of wrestling late but knew it was a sport he wanted to try. Micah joined the Mount Olive wrestling program late in his high school career but knew it something he wanted to continue. Micah's amazing story is about perseverance and courage. It's a quick listen, enjoy!  FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast              ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
21:26
August 14, 2020
Episode 11 - Zach Roseberry
ABOUT THE EPISODE My brother and I sat down with one of the most decorated heavyweights in DIII history, Zach Roseberry. Roseberry had a solid high school career placing three times in Virginia for Brentsville High School and capping off his career with a state title at 195. He followed that up with an impressive run for the Aggies at Delaware Valley University. He was a 4x All-American and 2x NCAA Champion for DelVal, he finished his career representing the Annapolis RTC at heavyweight in freestyle. This episode we talk about how he got involved in the sport, his transition to heavyweight, and eventually capping off his collegiate career on a 60 match win streak during his two NCAA title runs.  FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast              ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
53:46
August 10, 2020
Episode 10 - Geoff Riccio
ABOUT THE EPISODE We are starting the month of August strong! First, we are releasing the D3 Nation Anthem. Our new introduction song that was created by the talented Kenny Sukitch, a musician based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Next, our guest today is impressive wrestling media figure, Geoff Riccio.  Geoff Riccio competed at Rhode Island College and started his media company, Riccio Productions, during his undergraduate days in Providence. Riccio has done incredible work for USA Wrestling, DIII Wrestling, and much more. He has won a handful of awards for his work and continues to be a mainstay in the media world.   FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast              ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
50:05
August 3, 2020
Episode 9 - Katrin Pokalyuhkin
ABOUT THE EPISODE Inspired by the #HowSheWrestles stories on twitter, todays episode is about the story of Katrin Pokalyukhin. Kat is a rising senior at Stevens Institute of Technology. She was introduced to the sport of wrestling in high school and decided she wanted to continue her career in college. After being accepted to Stevens she took the initiative to reach out to Head Coach Joe Favia about walking onto the men's team. She was the 1st woman wrestler at Stevens and has help grow women's wrestling at the collegiate level in the tri-state area.  FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast              ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
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July 31, 2020
Episode 8 - Coronavirus Craziness
ABOUT THE EPISODE This episode my brother and I give an in depth analysis on all the recent DIII NCAA legislation surrounding COVID-19 and what it means for the 2020-21 DIII wrestling season. Below are all the resources discussed in the episode. D3wrestle.com | D3playbook.com | ncaa.org/d3 | Jason Bryant COVID-19 Tracker FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast            ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
35:40
July 27, 2020
Episode 7 - Joe Rau
ABOUT THE EPISODE This episode features 3x All-American and 2013 NCAA Champion Joe Rau. After wrapping up a great collegiate career at Elmhurst College, Joe Rau jumped right into the Greco-Roman scene and continued his success at the senior level. Joe Rau is a 2x world team member for Team USA and is looking to make the olympic team at 87 KG in 2021. This episode is our longest yet! Rau dives into how he got into wrestling, moving to the Illinois RTC, his growth as a wrestler during his college days, representing the United States and much more. FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2        Twitter - @D3NationPodcast          ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
01:01:48
July 20, 2020
Episode 6 - Jim Miller
ABOUT THE EPISODE This episode features Hall of Fame Coach and current director of the Dan Gable Museum, Jim Miller. Coach Miller started his collegiate coaching career at Northern Iowa before taking the head coach position at Wartburg College. Coach Miller helped build the Knights into a perennial powerhouse in DIII. In this episode we talk about his path into coaching and how he ended up in Waverly, Iowa, the beginning years at Wartburg, his "Do it Anyway" philosophy, the transformation of the "Battle of the Burgs" rivalry, and much more! Coach Miller led the knights to 10 NCAA team titles, 21 conference titles, and 7 NWCA National Dual titles.  FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2      Twitter - @D3NationPodcast        ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
43:22
July 13, 2020
Episode 5 - Eddie Smith
ABOUT THE EPISODE This episode features Eddie Smith, two-time All-American from Loras College. Eddie just finished up an impressive career with the Duhawks, he was a consistent force in the middleweights during his time in Dubuque, Iowa. During the episode we discuss when he started his wrestling career, his recruitment to Loras, the highs and lows during his transition to collegiate wrestling, and highlights from the 2019-20 season. Eddie Smith plans to continue his career at the senior level in Greco-Roman and will join the Loras coaching staff next season. FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2    @D3NationPodcast      ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
28:00
July 6, 2020
Episode 4 - Nathan Yetzer
ABOUT THE EPISODE This episode features our first coach guest, Nathan Yetzer. Coach Yetzer was tabbed as the Roanoke College Head Coach back in March after spending the last eight seasons at Ferrum College. After wrapping up an impressive career at Edinboro as a collegiate wrestler, Coach Yetzer was on the fence about coaching but quickly realized he needed wrestling in his life still. In this episode we discuss how he got into coaching, how he got the Ferrum job, some of the highlights during his career at Ferrum, and how he has started to promote his new program at Roanoke College since taking on his new role back in March.  FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2  @D3NationPodcast    ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
26:47
June 29, 2020
Episode 3 - Troy Stanich
ABOUT THE EPISODE This episode features three-time All American and 2020 DIII Most Dominant wrestler Troy Stanich! Troy just wrapped up an amazing career at Stevens Institute of Technology. We discuss when he started wrestling, training at the Edge Wrestling School under legendary coach Ernie Monaco, his battles during his High School and College career, his connection with Stevens Head Coach Joe Favia, and what he learned from his setbacks at the NCAA tournament.  FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2  @D3NationPodcast  ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
47:38
June 22, 2020
Episode 2 - Nazar Kulchytskyy
ABOUT THE EPISODE  This episode features three-time DIII National Champion and senior level wrestler Nazar Kulchytskyy! We discuss how he got into wrestling, his journey from Ukraine to the United States, his performance at the 2009 Junior freestyle Fargo tournament in a loaded bracket, his battles with Orlando Ponce during his sophomore season, his three national title runs, plus highlights from his international career!  FOLLOW THE PODCAST  https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2  @D3NationPodcast  ABOUT THE PODCAST  Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.
43:23
June 15, 2020
Episode 1 - New Programs & Coaching Moves
ABOUT THIS EPISODE In the first episode of D3 Nation, we discuss the addition of seven new programs to the DIII landscape and the potential impact they will have on the current regional alignments for next season. After this discussion Gennaro and I talk about the several coaching moves that have taken place since the conclusion of the 2019-20 season. 7 new DIII Programs competing next season: New Jersey City University (NJ), Elmira College (NY), Emory & Henry College (VA), Shenandoah University (VA), Hiram College (OH), Iowa Wesleyan (IA), and Carthage College (WI). 7 Head Coach announcements, 1 Assistant Coach announcement FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2   ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling. 
38:26
June 8, 2020