75 episodes

D3 Nation's mission is to promote and support DIII wrestling. As former DIII student-athletes and current coaches, we have competed against incredible wrestlers, coaches, and programs. My brother and I want to bring these stories into the limelight. We will also strive to bring current news and results throughout the year.

We are dedicated to growing DIII wrestling and highlighting the amazing people that are in the DIII community. Currently 118 programs strong and continuing to grow!

D3 Nation Anthony & Gennaro Bonaventura

    • Sports
    • 4.9 • 27 Ratings

D3 Nation's mission is to promote and support DIII wrestling. As former DIII student-athletes and current coaches, we have competed against incredible wrestlers, coaches, and programs. My brother and I want to bring these stories into the limelight. We will also strive to bring current news and results throughout the year.

We are dedicated to growing DIII wrestling and highlighting the amazing people that are in the DIII community. Currently 118 programs strong and continuing to grow!

    Episode 75 - Vinny Barber & Doyle Trout

    Episode 75 - Vinny Barber & Doyle Trout

    ABOUT THE EPISODE University of the Ozarks Coaching Staff joins the show to discuss the leadership change and much more. Newly appointed Head Coach Vinny Barber and Head Assistant Doyle Trout are excited about the programs future. They also share how they met and how their relationship grew over the years. 

    FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast | Rokfin - @D3Nation

    ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University, current DIII Associate Head Coach at Stevens Institute of Technology & DII Head Coach at Fairmont State University. The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.

    • 48 min
    Episode 74 - Dominick Nania

    Episode 74 - Dominick Nania

    ABOUT THE EPISODE Saint Vincent College is bringing back wrestling and the Bearcats Head Coach Dominick Nania is ready to build the program up. Coach Nania was hired in May and has a whole year to recruit the SVC first class for the 2023-24 season. He enjoyed a standout four-year career for the Cardinals, serving as a three-year team captain and compiling 98 career victories. He was a two-time NCAA Division II National Championship qualifier and currently holds the program's records for wins, pins (42) and technical falls (17). He coached at the high school level, Hempfield and Norwin, and also coached at D2 Seton Hill. 

    FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast | Rokfin - @D3Nation

    ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University, current DIII Associate Head Coach at Stevens Institute of Technology & DII Head Coach at Fairmont State University. The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.

    • 35 min
    Episode 73 - Tim Fader

    Episode 73 - Tim Fader

    ABOUT THE EPISODE UW Eau-Claire Head Coach Tim Fader joined the show to talk about the Bluegolds breakout season last year and how they're going to build off of their success. We also talk about his coaching stints at UW LaCrosse and UW Whitewater. He was WIAC Coach of the Year four times in 1999, 2001, 2002 and 2014 and National Wrestling Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 2001 and 2012, and the d3Wrestle.com National Coach of the Year in 2014 with a national runner-up finish at Whitewater.  His teams have had eight top 10 finishes at nationals.  His 2000 La Crosse squad won the national dual meet championship.  He has coached more than 40 All-Americans and 55 Scholastic All-Americans.

    FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast | Rokfin - @D3Nation

    ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University, current DIII Associate Head Coach at Stevens Institute of Technology & DII Head Coach at Fairmont State University. The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 72 - Duane Bastress

    Episode 72 - Duane Bastress

    ABOUT THE EPISODE York College Head Coach Duane Bastress joins the show to share his story and how he found York. Bastress transferred to York from Bloomsburg and was a 2x DIII Champ with the Spartans. Bastress completed his senior year 40-0 and his three years at York College with a mark of 97-6. Including his one year stint at Bloomsburg, Bastress compiled a collegiate record of 114-21. He also ended his career with a 65-match winning streak. The Spartans are coming off a great NCAA tournament where two wrestlers got on the podium and they finished tied for 12th.

    FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast | Rokfin - @D3Nation

    ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University, current DIII Associate Head Coach at Stevens Institute of Technology & DII Head Coach at Fairmont State University. The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.

    • 32 min
    Episode 71 - Mike DeRoehn

    Episode 71 - Mike DeRoehn

    ABOUT THE EPISODE Lakeland Head Coach Mike DeRoehn is back after a one year hiatus from the coaches corner. He was the head coach at Lakeland from 2010-2014. He also had coaching stints at UW-Oshkosh and UW-Platteville. On top of his wrestling coach responsibilities he has served as a head strength and conditioning coach within the athletic department. Coach DeRoehn is passionate about his profession and is excited to get Lakeland to be competitive on the conference, regional, and national level.  

    FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast | Rokfin - @D3Nation

    ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University, current DIII Associate Head Coach at Stevens Institute of Technology & DII Head Coach at Fairmont State University. The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.

    • 50 min
    Episode 70 - Tony Valek

    Episode 70 - Tony Valek

    ABOUT THE EPISODE Recently promoted Augsburg Head Coach Tony Valek joins the show to talk about the historic Auggie wrestling program. They're coming off a 3rd place showing at the NCAA Championships and 1st place in the NWCA Academic Standings. Tony was a 3x All American and 2x National Finalist for the Auggies, he is going into his 15th season at Augsburg. We discuss the recent promotion, Hall of Fame Inductees, how Augsburg is consistently in the mix for a national title, the Battle of the Burgs and much more!

    FOLLOW THE PODCAST https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast | Rokfin - @D3Nation

    ABOUT THE PODCAST Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University, current DIII Associate Head Coach at Stevens Institute of Technology & DII Head Coach at Fairmont State University. The D3 Nation podcast mission is to provide DIII wrestling news and updates throughout the year. We also look forward to delivering episodes featuring DIII coaches and wrestlers as special guests to share their stories. We are both passionate about DIII wrestling and want to use this platform to keep the wrestling community educated on what is happening in DIII plus raise awareness of the amazing stories in DIII Wrestling.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

realkes18 ,

Best wrestling podcast out there!!!

Great interviews!!

DannyB5 ,

If you love D3 Wrestling, tune in!

I may be a bit biased, but I don't think you will find a better podcast focused on D3 wrestling! Give these guys a shot.

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