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Kutztown weightlifter sets U.S. record, places 3rd at Youth Pan-Am Championships

The road to international youth weightlifting championships has been a long and challenging journey for Kutztown Area High School senior Kate Wehr, but the hard work and commitment has been well worth the time and effort. 

The 17-year-old took home 3rd place in the Youth Pan-American Weightlifting Championships in Colombia this past November, and set a new youth American record by snatching 79 kilograms in the 16-17-year-old 58-kilogram weight class.


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