Although the name Mike Dragna may not ring bells with newer generations of bodybuilding fans, longtime iron lovers might remember Dragna from the late 1990’s and early 2000’s when he was a fixture on the amateur scene.
After flirting with professional bodybuilder status, frequently of the top of the National circuit for a few years & narrowly missing his pro card, Dragna finally punched his ticket to the IFBB with a win at the 2003 NPC Nationals. Despite his long journey to the pro stage, Dragna only made his way underneath the bright lights once, during his rookie seasons in 2004, before dropping off the radar for the following decade.
Just as he once mysteriously disappeared many years ago, Dragna suddenly poked his head out from hiding a few weeks ago, with updated training footage, and pics. Looking bigger and better than ever, it sounds as if Dragna is on the verge of a ‘come back’ of sorts, at the Cal State Pro/Am.
According to Dragna his long absence away from the sport has left him feeling recharged, and in under three weeks he’s planning to introduce himself to an entire new generation of fans when he steps on stage at the California Pro. Dragna is currently tipping the scales at a shredded 248 pounds, and is sporting the kindness conditioning that gives opponents nightmares. If he can somehow manage to pull out a win in a lineup that doesn’t appear to be particularly deep at the moment, it would certainly be one of the most impressive comebacks we’ve seen in recent memory, but perhaps more importantly it would fulfill a lifelong dream that was all but extinguished nearly a decade ago.