YATESVILLE – Pittston Area won five of the first six matches to set the meet in its favor and held off Wyoming Area for a 47-29 win at home in a Wyoming Valley Conference wrestling meet.
Angelo Lussi, Ryan Joyce, Sam Falcone, John Minich and Jake Vaxmonsky got the Patriots rolling early. Falcone and Vaxmonsky scored pins while Joyce earned a major decision win.
Chris Starinsky also added a pin for Pittston Area.
Andy Schnutz, Charles Johnson and Nick O'Brien each won by fall for the Warriors.
152: Angelo Lussi, (PA), won by forfeit; 160: Ryan Joyce, (PA), maj. dec. Damian Vanderlick, 12-1; 170: Sam Falcone, (PA), pinned Zachary Briggs, 3:02; 182: Nick O`Brien, (WA), pinned Jonathan Armitage, :29; 195: John Minich, (PA), won by forfeit; 220: Jake Vaxmonsky, (PA), pinned Jordan Tyson, 2:00; 285: Brian Mlodzienski, (PA), won by forfeit; 106: Patrick Heck, (WA), won by forfeit; 113: Chris Starinsky, (PA), dec. Shaun Vasquez, 9-5; 120: Tyler Lutecki, (PA), maj. dec. Carmen Mauriello, 15-6; 126: Andy Schutz, (WA), pinned Mike Minich, 0:45; 132: Charles Johnson, (WA), pinned Donovan Parham, 3:32; 138: Dan Gambini, (PA), pinned Gabriel Valdez, 1:53; 145: Nicholas Heck, (WA), tech. fall Brad Rush, 16-0.
Note: Match started at 152 pounds