• 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

Latest Stories

  • February 21, 2022
    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

Bo's Fighting Next Month, Roman's Coming Back For Another Year
45 mins
Episode 162

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…

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Ryan Deakin Talks NCAA Championship, World Team Trials & His Faith
34 mins
Episode 161

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…

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Yianni D on His National Championship, Freestyle, NIL & What's Next
1 hr
Episode 160

Yianni D on His National Championship, Freestyle, NIL & What's Next

My man Yianni D is back on the podcast today fresh off winning another NCAA…

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  • 45 mins
    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…

  • 34 mins
    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…

  • 1 hr
    Episode 160April 14th, 2022

    Yianni D on His National Championship, Freestyle, NIL & What's Next

    My man Yianni D is back on the podcast today fresh off winning another NCAA Championship! Today, he joins to talk about his NCAA tournament, the Freestyle vs Folkstyle debate, NIL deals, his upcoming senior-level wrestling this year, and more.…

  • 52 mins
    Episode 159April 6th, 2022

    Cenzo & Willie Join JB To Discuss NIL & the Poaching Situation

    A lot has been going on behind the scenes these last few days. After Real Woods left Stanford, the conversations started going wild about potential back-door deals & potential NIL deals as wrestlers and coaches are reporting wrestlers being contacted…

  • 45 mins
    Episode 158April 6th, 2022

    Aaron Brooks & David Carr Dive Into Their Faith & NCAA Tournaments

    Couldn’t move past NCAA’s without having a few of my favorite competitors on the podcast!  Today, NCAA Champions David Carr (1st in 2021, 3rd in 2022) and Aaron Brooks (Back-to-Back Champion) joined me to talk about their seasons & NCAA…

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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