Needing to get off to a good start in the WVC Division I wrestling loop, Pittston Area looked to its 189-pounder to get the Patriots started against Crestwood. Jason Laboranti did not disappoint.
Laboranti grappled his way to a 5-1 win over state-ranked Mike Mirra, and Pittston Area would go on to get the win over the Comets.
For his effort, Jason has been named The Sunday Dispatch Pittston Area Athlete of the Week for the week Jan. 3-9.
Trailing 1-0 in the second round, Laboranti struck back with a hard two-point takedown before holding Mirra on the mat for three back points as the buzzer sounded.
Posters of Jason had be found at Tony Pizza, Pittston, and Smart Designs and Graphics, Wyoming, sponsors of the Pittston Area Athlete of the Week.