BASCHAMANIA

BASCHAMANIA

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After growing a digital agency for more than a decade, Justin Basch launched the BASCHAMANIA podcast; a predominantly-wrestling based podcast throwing a curveball with guests outside-the-sport every now and then.


Catching up with NJRTC’s Reece Humphrey Ahead of The Bill Farrell | Ep. 19
Nov 13 • 28 min
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…
20 Minutes with Alex Dieringer | Ep. 18
Nov 8 • 27 min
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,…
WWE Hall of Famer Gerald Brisco | Ep. 17
Nov 4 • 58 min
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…
Catching up w/ David Taylor | Ep. 16
Oct 29 • 35 min
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…
A Chat with Nico Megaludis | Ep. 15
Oct 19 • 45 min
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…
Anthony Cassar In The House | Ep. 14
Oct 12 • 50 min
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.…
Getting to Know Spencer Lee | Ep. 13
Oct 7 • 35 min
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,…
A Yianni D Experience | Ep. 12
Oct 2 • 48 min
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…
Zain Retherford Stops by | Ep. 11
Sep 27 • 38 min
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…
Helen Maroulis Gets Transparent & Vulnerable | Ep. 10
Sep 23 • 68 min
“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…
Catching up with Olympian Frank Molinaro | Ep. 9
Sep 16 • 51 min
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…
A Conversation with Roman Bravo-Young | Ep. 8
Sep 13 • 31 min
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…
Inside the Mind of Jordan Oliver | Ep. 7
Sep 7 • 53 min
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…
A Conversation with Kevin Sorbo (Hercules!) | Ep. 6
Sep 2 • 38 min
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…
Seth Gross: A Redemption Story. | Ep. 5
Aug 26 • 53 min
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…
A Conversation with NCAA Champ Anthony Ashnault | Ep. 4
Aug 22 • 31 min
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…
Talking Faith & Mindset with Olympic Champion Jordan Burroughs | Ep. 3
Aug 17 • 41 min
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…
Talking Wrestling & Faith w/ 3x NCAA Champion Bo Nickal | Ep. 2
Aug 12 • 40 min
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…
A Conversation with UFC Veteran Jim Miller | Ep. 1
Aug 3 • 51 min
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…