The launching of the ASK forward Oberhof Thuringian, together with Jörg Hoffmann at the 1988 Olympics in Calgary Olympic champion in doubles. Moreover, the two numerous other successes celebrated as the three-time success at the World Championships. Jochen Pietzsch works as a teacher of sports at the school in Suhl Lautenberg and the Geimeinschaftsschule " grave box " in Bibra. With his wife Kerstin he has a daughter.
In 1988, he was honored for his Olympic victory with the Patriotic Order of Merit in gold.