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31 EpisodesProduced by Justin BaschWebsite

After growing a digital agency for more than a decade, Justin Basch launched the BASCHAMANIA podcast; a wrestling podcast focused on sharing the stories of the top wrestlers in the country.

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Bryce Meredith's Perspective | Ep. 31

January 25th, 2020


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 …

Getting to Know Nick Lee | Ep. 30

January 20th, 2020


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 …

The Jason Nolf Interview | Ep. 29

January 16th, 2020


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 …

This is Thomas Gilman | Ep. 28

January 10th, 2020


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 …

Some Stories From Vincenzo Joseph | Ep. 27

January 4th, 2020


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 …

A Chat with Lauren Burroughs | Ep. 26

December 31st, 2019


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 …

The Impact of Joey McKenna's Faith | Ep. 25

December 24th, 2019


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 …

It’s Izzy Style! This is the Israel Martinez Story | Ep. 24

December 19th, 2019


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 …

Meet 74kg James Green | Ep. 23

December 12th, 2019


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 & …

'Jump Around' with Chris Bono | Ep. 22

December 5th, 2019


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 …

Getting to Know Darian Cruz | Ep. 21

November 29th, 2019


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 …

Chatting with Gable Steveson | Ep. 20

November 21st, 2019


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 …

Catching up with NJRTC's Reece Humphrey Ahead of The Bill Farrell | Ep. 19

November 13th, 2019


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 …

20 Minutes with Alex Dieringer | Ep. 18

November 8th, 2019


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 …

WWE Hall of Famer Gerald Brisco | Ep. 17

November 4th, 2019


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 …

Catching up w/ David Taylor | Ep. 16

October 30th, 2019


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 …

A Chat with Nico Megaludis | Ep. 15

October 19th, 2019


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 …

Anthony Cassar In The House | Ep. 14

October 12th, 2019


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 …

Getting to Know Spencer Lee | Ep. 13

October 7th, 2019


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 …

A Yianni D Experience | Ep. 12

October 2nd, 2019


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 …

Zain Retherford Stops by | Ep. 11

September 27th, 2019


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 …

Helen Maroulis Gets Transparent & Vulnerable | Ep. 10

September 23rd, 2019


"I cried & cried." Helen Maroulis has had the highest of highs winning both World & Olympic Championships and quite frankly, the lowest of …

Catching up with Olympian Frank Molinaro | Ep. 9

September 16th, 2019


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 …

A Conversation with Roman Bravo-Young | Ep. 8

September 13th, 2019


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, …

Inside the Mind of Jordan Oliver | Ep. 7

September 7th, 2019


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, …

A Conversation with Kevin Sorbo (Hercules!) | Ep. 6

September 2nd, 2019


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 …

Seth Gross: A Redemption Story. | Ep. 5

August 26th, 2019


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 …

A Conversation with NCAA Champ Anthony Ashnault | Ep. 4

August 22nd, 2019


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 - …

Talking Faith & Mindset with Olympic Champion Jordan Burroughs | Ep. 3

August 17th, 2019


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 …

Talking Wrestling & Faith w/ 3x NCAA Champion Bo Nickal | Ep. 2

August 12th, 2019


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 …

A Conversation with UFC Veteran Jim Miller | Ep. 1

August 3rd, 2019


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!

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