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September 27th, 2020

kenneth kliewer air pistolSpecial to the Leader & Times


Is there any better feeling than a gold medal hanging from your neck? 

Kenneth (Kenny) D. Kliewer went out with a bang in the Senior Division of Air Pistol in the 2020 Meijer State Games of Michigan – Summer Games. 

The weekend concluded with Kliewer being presented with the gold medal that was well earned after a great performance in Air Pistol.

Sunday, Aug. 2, Kliewer competed against an array of competitors at the Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club (GRRPC). 

Kliewer out shot his competition, with a 506-6x score. Kliewer used a Feinwerkbau P8X, German manufactured, Olympic-styled Pistol that shoots .177 caliber pellets. 

This air pistol is powered only by air, at 10 meters (around 33 feet). Kliewer’s air pistol target has a 10 ring that is smaller than a dime and the X ring is equal to the size of a pencil eraser. 

Kliewer enjoyed his time during the competition and will remember the victory forever at the Meijer State Games Air Pistol Competition. 

Meet Mr. Kliewer

Kenny Kliewer is 72 years old from Cordell, Okla., graduating from Cordell High School in 1966. He is a retired speech language pathologist after more than 40 years of working in Liberal USD 480 public schools and Oklahoma Public Schools. 

His last two years were with the Burns Flat-Dill City Public Schools. Kliewer has a passion for working with students and continuing to develop their skills. 

Kliewer is not new to shooting sports, as he was an active member of the Oklahoma Army National Guard before moving to East Lansing, Mich. 

The Oklahoma Army National Guard is home to the 20 best shooters in the Oklahoma Guard as well as recognized by the governor at a special award ceremony every year. 

Staff Sergeant Kliewer was a dedicated member of the team, from 1971-1978, winning many civilian and guardsman trophies throughout his military career. 


Where is Mr. Kliewer now

After many years of working in a variety of public schools in Kansas and Oklahoma, Kliewer now resides in East Lansing, Mich. He currently enjoys working for KP Builders, a construction company began by his son Chris Kliewer, of Haslett, and Kevin Polaskey, of Bath. 

Kliewer continues to remain in shape and pushes through rigorous conditioning workouts, encouraged by his son, Chris, and his grandson, Tyler.

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