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New Richmond powerlifters who competed at the state level include (top, l-r) Allan Wollenberg, Pat Kletschka, Boyd Stacken and Kaden Meeds; (front) Emily Swetlik, Jackie Chilsen, Kelsey Gilkison, Maddy Reimenschneider and Bethany Haag. Not Pictured are Taylor Rynda and Jordyn Bonney.

New Richmond's Pat Kletschka wins state, national powerlifting titles

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Pat Kletschka: national champion.

Kletschka, a New Richmond High School senior, earned that title on Sunday when he won the 220-pound championship at the 2012 USA Powerlifting National Championships at Wisconsin Dells.


Kletschka amassed 1,553 pounds of lifts to win his national title, finishing 55 pounds ahead of a lifter from South Dakota. Kletschka was one of six Tigers who competed in the national meet.

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