26 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 115 programs strong heading into the 2020-21 season and continuing to grow!

D3 Nation Anthony & Gennaro Bonaventura

    • Wrestling
    • 4.8 • 20 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 115 programs strong heading into the 2020-21 season and continuing to grow!

    Episode 26 - Elroy Perkin

    Episode 26 - Elroy Perkin

    ABOUT THE EPISODE

    Two-time All American Elroy Perkin joined the show to discuss his story. Elroy was part of some great teams at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, they took home three team trophies during his career (3rd, 2nd, 4th) and 4 WIAC team titles. Elroy teamed up with Coach Fader at UW-Eau Claire after wrapping up his collegiate career, they're currently trying to bring the program to national prominence. This is an incredible story and a great listen. We discuss his college career, balancing competing and coaching, and what's next for the Blue Golds program as they continue to improve each season.

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    ABOUT THE PODCAST

    Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). 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.

    • 49 min
    Episode 25 - D3 November Update

    Episode 25 - D3 November Update

    ABOUT THE EPISODE

    Gennaro and I dive into some Assistant Coach hires, current state of D3 Wrestling, and the first release of DIII Florankings; team and individual. 

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    https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast             

    ABOUT THE PODCAST

    Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). 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.

    • 36 min
    Episode 24 - Johnny "J Rock" Johnson

    Episode 24 - Johnny "J Rock" Johnson

    ABOUT THE EPISODE

    Happy November D3 Nation! We have a great show for you today, Johnny "J Rock" Johnson joins the show to talk about his story, wrestling for legendary Coach David Icenhower, the growth of RAW 241, and more. J Rock found the sport of wrestling late but really came on strong, he was a 3x All-American for Trenton State, now known as The College of New Jersey, taking 4th, 2nd, and 3rd. He has mentored and coached some amazing wrestlers in the tri-state, PA-NJ-NY, area. Just an incredible competitor and student of the sport, enjoy!

    FOLLOW THE PODCAST

    https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast             

    ABOUT THE PODCAST

    Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). 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.

    • 57 min
    Episode 23 - Josh Malave

    Episode 23 - Josh Malave

    ABOUT THE EPISODE

    Mount Union Head Coach Josh Malave joined the show to talk about the current state of the Purple Raider program and his wrestling story. Josh was an All-American for Mount Union back in 2012 and got his first Head Coaching position at Firelands High School in Oberlin, Ohio. He is now trying to bring his alma mater to the promise land and is off to a great start. In four seasons, the program has produced a pair of national champions, 14 national qualifiers, six All-Americans and a pair of top-10 national team finishes including a program-best fifth place finish in 2019. 

    FOLLOW THE PODCAST

    https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast             

    ABOUT THE PODCAST

    Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). 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.

    • 54 min
    Episode 22 - Jason Bryant

    Episode 22 - Jason Bryant

    ABOUT THE EPISODE

    Hall of Fame sportswriter and broadcaster Jason Bryant joined the show to talk about the early days of his career and how he found the sport of wrestling. Jason is also a huge DIII wrestling fan, he is passionate about college wrestling no matter the division. We also discuss the 2020-21 DIII season outlook and the continued growth of DIII wrestling.

    FOLLOW THE PODCAST

    https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast             

    ABOUT THE PODCAST

    Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). 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.

    • 53 min
    Episode 21 - 165-285 Weight Class Preview

    Episode 21 - 165-285 Weight Class Preview

    ABOUT THE EPISODE

    My brother and I discuss the top returning wrestlers from 165-285. Just like at 125-157, a lot talent is returning for the 2020-21 season. Each weight class has multiple national qualifiers returning from the 2020 NCAA Championships and there are some solid guys that will be in the mix who missed out on qualifying for the NCAA Championships last season.

    FOLLOW THE PODCAST

    https://anchor.fm/coachbonx2 | Twitter - @D3NationPodcast             

    ABOUT THE PODCAST

    Hosted by Anthony and Gennaro Bonaventura, former DIII wrestlers at Waynesburg University and current DIII Assistant Coaches (Stevens Institute of Technology & Waynesburg). 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.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

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Best wrestling podcast out there!!!

Great interviews!!

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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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