If anyone thought Jason Laboranti’s gold medal at the District 2 Class 3A wrestling championships was a fluke they were surely wrong.
The Pittston Area 215-pounder showed off his talents at the PIAA Northeast Regional and came away with a silver medal which qualified him for the state championship event in Hershey.
For his effort, Jason has been named The Sunday Dispatch Pittston Area Athlete of the Week for the week Feb. 28-Mar. 6.
Labroanti, the third seed at regionals, knocked off Tyler Green of Easton (32-9) and second seed Nick Bennick (30-4) of Shikellamy to get to the title bout against top seed Tarek Haddad.
Posters of Jason can be found at Tony’s Pizza in Pittston, and Smart Designs and Graphics in Wyoming, sponsors of the Pittston Area Athlete of the Week.