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After college, Romagna began a bodybuilding career. After his debut in 1994, he attended twenty-four competitions, including Musclemania and the Team Universe. In 2000, at the NPC Los Angeles Championships, he placed third as a drug free competitor in a non-tested competition. On June 19, 2004 during the NPC Junior National Championships, he took fourteenth place.
In 2006 Romagna appeared on the cover of the March issue of Muscle & Fitness magazine. He repeated in June the next year.
In 2010 Romagna was an instructor in the Health Wellness and Recreation Program at the UNIVERSITY OF DUBUQUE. He was also a personal trainer and wrote columns for Muscle & Fitness and "Live Fit" for the Telegraph Herald. He owned Natural Fit Personal Training and Consulting Inc., operated camps under the name of Romagna Performance, and was the strength and conditioning coach of the DUBUQUE FIGHTING SAINTS.
Bodybuilding competition overview:
NANBF Central Midwest Overall Champion Musclemania, WelterWeight, 5th
Los Angeles Championships − NPC, Light-HeavyWeight, 3rd
Musclemania Superbody, MiddleWeight, 4th
Central USA - NPC Overall Champion Junior Nationals − NPC, MiddleWeight, 14th
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