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A podcast hosted by Justin Basch where Justin and friends, clients and interesting people share stories and have conversations about life. Support this podcast:






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....


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! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast....


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: --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.


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 -...


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...


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...


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! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.


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! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.


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...


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! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.


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! --- This...


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! --- This episode is sponsored...


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. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.


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! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.