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BASCHAMANIA

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A wrestling podcast hosted by Justin Basch featuring the best wrestlers sharing great stories & insight. Available on Apple, Spotify, & more.

A wrestling podcast hosted by Justin Basch featuring the best wrestlers sharing great stories & insight. Available on Apple, Spotify, & more.

Location:

United States

Description:

A wrestling podcast hosted by Justin Basch featuring the best wrestlers sharing great stories & insight. Available on Apple, Spotify, & more.

Twitter:

@baschamania

Language:

English


Episodes

Gabe Dean on Olympic Run, DT & Seth Gross on Duals, Events | Ep. 88

11/27/2020
Interesting weeks for both Gabe Dean and Seth Gross! Gross beat a red-hot Bryce Meredith and Gabe Dean toed the line with World Champ David Taylor at NLWC 3. Both also compete next weekend in Flo's RTC Cup. Fun conversations today with these two! Gabe Dean Conversation Topics: Coming out of Retirement, Senior Nationals, Flo Bracket Challenge, David Taylor Match, Max Dean’s Influence on Olympic Trials, Ivy League Cancellation of Wrestling, Dual Against the NLWC Seth Gross Conversation: Joe...

Duration:00:51:02

Coffee Talk with Cenzo & Nick Lee | Ep. 87

11/20/2020
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...

Duration:00:56:59

Yianni D, Ashnault, & Bo Nickal on Current Events | Episode 86

11/13/2020
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...

Duration:01:04:33

Olympic Champ Kyle Snyder’s Quest For More (Than) Gold | Ep. 85

10/29/2020
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...

Duration:00:38:33

Cornell's Mike Grey Shares His Story & Perspective | Ep. 84

10/26/2020
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...

Duration:01:00:51

Cael Sanderson on All Things 2020 & Upcoming Rokfin Event | Ep. 83

10/16/2020
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...

Duration:00:53:29

NCAA Name, Image & Likeness Bill Discussion with Tony Ramos | Ep. 82

10/8/2020
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...

Duration:00:55:33

Michael Kemerer Shares Some Stories | Ep. 81

10/1/2020
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...

Duration:00:38:59

Marketing, Branding, and Biz Talk with Jordan Burroughs | Ep. 80

9/16/2020
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...

Duration:00:55:33

Zahid Valencia On His Past & Future | Ep. 79

9/11/2020
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...

Duration:00:39:33

Thomas Gilman Back on The Podcast (& Spoiler: He's Never Felt Better!) | Ep. 78

9/3/2020
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...

Duration:00:33:51

Catching up with Roman Bravo-Young | Ep. 77

8/18/2020
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...

Duration:00:28:40

Jacob Kasper on His Retirement from Amateur Wrestling and What's Next | Ep. 76

8/7/2020
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 &...

Duration:00:50:36

Exclusive Interview with NCAA, World, Olympic and WWE Champion Kurt Angle | Ep. 75

7/15/2020
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...

Duration:01:01:06

Sebastian Rivera On Heading Back to Jersey | Ep. 74

7/9/2020
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...

Duration:00:20:51

Seth Gross & JB Discuss 2020 World Championships Movement | Ep. 73

7/5/2020
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...

Duration:00:28:27

Nazar Kulchytskyy on His Retirement, Coaching Dreams | Ep. 72

7/2/2020
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...

Duration:00:35:26

Jordan Oliver on Wrestling Jason Nolf Sunday | Ep. 71

6/25/2020
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...

Duration:00:51:11

Junior World Champion David Carr Wants More | Ep. 70

6/18/2020
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...

Duration:00:39:43

2x Olympian Kerry McCoy Shares Some Stories | Ep. 69

6/13/2020
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...

Duration:01:03:16