• 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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    Gettign to Know Penn State's Drew Hildebrand

    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.

Latest Podcast Episodes

Izzy Martinez Breaks Down The New Premier National League
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Izzy Martinez Breaks Down The New Premier National League

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Talking World Championships Storylines with Mike Machh
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Talking World Championships Storylines with Mike Machh

From Jordan Burroughs making history becoming a 7x World & Olympic Gold Medalist to No…

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Brody Teske on His Transfer to the Iowa Hawkeyes
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Brody Teske on His Transfer to the Iowa Hawkeyes

The newest Iowa Hawkeye Brody Teske joined me for a quick weekend chat on his…

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    Episode 171September 23rd, 2022

    Izzy Martinez Breaks Down The New Premier National League

    Great having friend of the show Izzy Martinez back on the podcast to talk all about the newest venture in wrestling - Premier National League!  PNL Chicago starts tomorrow and Izzy couldn't be more excited after 2 years with some…

  • 1hr 11mins
    Episode 170September 20th, 2022

    Talking World Championships Storylines with Mike Machh

    From Jordan Burroughs making history becoming a 7x World & Olympic Gold Medalist to No Russia Presence and Women's Freestyle star Amit Elor, there is no shortage of storylines from the 2022 World Championships!  Pleasure having NCAA Champ & Senior…

  • 19 mins
    Episode 169August 20th, 2022

    Brody Teske on His Transfer to the Iowa Hawkeyes

    The newest Iowa Hawkeye Brody Teske joined me for a quick weekend chat on his career & recent move to the Iowa Hawkeyes.  We talk the move, NIL, transitioning to college and more. This show is brought to you by…

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    Episode 168August 13th, 2022

    Bo Nickal on His 62 Second Win, Next Fight & We Juxtapose Wrestling/MMA

    Great talking to Bo just a few days removed from his 2nd pro fight win at Dana White's Contender Series.  We talk about a lot of the MMA/wrestling comparisons, how the fight went down, when his next fight is, and…

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    Episode 167August 12th, 2022

    Nico Megaludis Joins Cenzo & I for Coffee Talk on His Year & Career

    US Open Champ Nico Megaludis joined Cenzo and I today for some Coffee Talk to talk about the year he's had after an amazing comeback from 2 ACL surgeries on the same knee that kept him out of action for…

About BASCHAMANIA

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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