• Love this podcast and love what your doing Justin!!!!! One of my favorite podcasts and gives us insight of the mind of high level wrestlers and the lifestyle we live in this crazy world and the crazy things us wrestlers have to do and experience to be and stay on the top and competing at a high level!!!!!

    2x NCAA Champion Jordan Oliver
  • Big fan of wrestling and big fan of entrepreneurial podcasts, so it’s really cool to hear Justin not only ask all the basic wrestling background questions to his guests, but also ask about how/what they are doing to market themselves as athletes. I highly recommend the Lauren Burroughs podcast!

    Adam G
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    C Forte

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    A back-to-back special today as I'm first joined by Cenzo and Real Woods for a half hour of Coffee Talk, getting to know and catching up with the 141lb NCAA Championship contender Real who just captured his 2nd Southern Scuffle title a few weeks ago.  At the 28:30 mark, Drew Hildebrandt joins me for the second half of the show to talk about his move & transfer to Penn State and his recent debut as a Nittany Lion. Drew and I also talk about what's next, the relationship and dynamic with his sister, Olympic Bronze Medalist/World Silver Medalist Sarah Hildebrandt, who's helped him the most in the room, and more.

  • September 8, 2021
    Duke's Jacob Kasper Just Made His WWE/NXT In-Ring Debut And It Was Awesome

    One month before Covid wreaked havoc on the world, on February 18th, 2x NCAA All-American Jacob Kasper joined me on Episode 36 of BASCHAMANIA.   We  had planned on recording for an hour, as is typical, but ended up going  an hour and 45 minutes.  Why'd we go so long? A shared passion for the WWE. We talked at length about some of our favorite childhood memories,  why he wanted to be a WWE superstar, and other random pro-wrestling  related topics.

  • July 9, 2021
    Agencies, Commercials, & Local Biz; NIL Continues!

    Right on cue, the Name, Image and Likeness activity is picking up, as we're exactly one week since NIL went into effect and it's getting better by the day. As I had said both in a previous article, and on the BASCHAMANIA Podcast, deals take time to execute.  When you have negotiating taking places, attorneys reviewing contracts, compliance departments reviewing deals and content being created, among other sponsorship activities, things just take time!

  • June 28, 2021
    Ready or Not, NIL Is Happening Next Week

    It’s happening. On July 1, many college wrestlers are going to be able to leverage their name, image, and likeness. But, until it rolls out (and probably even after), there are a lot of questions and speculations around the rollout. I’ve seen some of the guidelines for a few schools and there are components here that seem pretty universal, so I wanted to dive in and discuss at least those elements.

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Seth Gross Loves To Be The Underdog
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Episode 166

Seth Gross Loves To Be The Underdog

NCAA Champ Seth Gross just added another incredible accolade to his resume: World Team Member!…

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Nick Lee on Wrapping Up His College Career & What's Next
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Nick Lee on Wrapping Up His College Career & What's Next

Great catching up with back-to-back NCAA Champ from Penn State at 141 lbs, Nick Lee!…

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Max Dean On His NCAA Championship & Being A Part of The Penn State Program
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Episode 163

Max Dean On His NCAA Championship & Being A Part of The Penn State Program

Fun time chatting today with 2022 NCAA Champion from Penn State, Max Dean, on this…

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    Episode 166June 17th, 2022

    Seth Gross Loves To Be The Underdog

    NCAA Champ Seth Gross just added another incredible accolade to his resume: World Team Member! Today, just a week after the monster accomplishment, Seth joins me once again on the podcast to talk about his World Team Trials & Final…

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    Episode 164June 12th, 2022

    Nick Lee on Wrapping Up His College Career & What's Next

    Great catching up with back-to-back NCAA Champ from Penn State at 141 lbs, Nick Lee! We talked about his final college season, his second National Championship, plans for the senior level, how to succeed at what you're doing -including, but…

  • 45 mins
    Episode 163May 16th, 2022

    Max Dean On His NCAA Championship & Being A Part of The Penn State Program

    Fun time chatting today with 2022 NCAA Champion from Penn State, Max Dean, on this week's episode of BASCHAMANIA. We talked all things from his move to State College, what surprised him and what didn't, the wrestling lineage he's apart…

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    Episode 162May 4th, 2022

    Bo's Fighting Next Month, Roman's Coming Back For Another Year

    Fun catching up with NCAA Champs Roman Bravo-Young or Bo Nickal today! Both are back on the podcast once again to talk about what's coming up for them.  Bo just announced yesterday that his next fight - and his first…

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    Episode 161April 20th, 2022

    Ryan Deakin Talks NCAA Championship, World Team Trials & His Faith

    2022 NCAA Champion Ryan Deakin has to be one of the nicest guys in the sport. Today, he joined me on Baschamania to talk about his college career at Northwestern & his NCAA Championship, what he's looking forward to in…

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After more than a decade of running the marketing agency, Basch saw an opportunity to leverage his relationships and insights built with the wrestling community. In August of 2019 he launched Baschamania podcast so fans could get to know wrestlers better, both on and off the mat, and hear stories straight from the athletes that live them. More.

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