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