Possessing handsome features and a chiseled, 6-foot-5, 250-pound frame, Dak Draper certainly looks like a star. And once the bell rings, it’s obvious that he’s anything but all show and no go.
Draper claims he always stood taller, ran faster, and jumped higher than his peers growing up in Colorado. Now “The Mile High Magnum” is looking to use his considerable athletic ability to win Ring of Honor’s upcoming Top Prospect Tournament and thus earn an ROH contract and a shot at the ROH World Television Title.
Draper, who was an all-state football player and state champion wrestler in high school, wrestled for Chadron State, a Division II wrestling power house in Nebraska. In addition to being the captain of the wrestling team, he had the ignominious distinction of leading the conference in penalty points given up during his senior year.
After college, Draper began his pro wrestling training at the WWE Performance Center before ultimately making his way to the new ROH Dojo and Future of Honor.
Draper gained attention recently for stepping up to challenge Silas Young during Young’s training session with the trainees at the dojo. After bullying one of the smaller students, Young took one look at Draper and decided he was done for the day. Young told Draper his opportunity would come in time.
That opportunity has arrived in the form of the TPT. We’ll soon find out whether Draper can capitalize on it.
The Top Prospect Tournament begins on July 21 at Mass Hysteria in Lowell, Mass. Join us live in person or streaming for HonorClub to watch first-round tournament action as well as matches featuring the top ROH stars!
Past TPT winners include current ROH World Champion Matt Taven, and TPT alumni include former ROH World Champions Dalton Castle, Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly, as well as Young, Adam Page, Jonathan Gresham and Punishment Martinez, among others.