Huskies’ Stackpole bows out with broken foot
Cody Stackpole tried to ignore the pain and just wrestle, but after losing, 6-4, in double overtime to Woodland Park’s Andy Moore in the quarterfinals of Friday’s 4A state meet, the Huskies’ heavyweight couldn’t bear it any longer.Stackpole, who seriously injured his foot in last weekend’s regional championship match against Ralston Valley’s Adam Graves, had forgone seeing a doctor this week in fear of being ruled out of the tournament.He decided to take an injury disqualification following his quarterfinal loss to Moore, though, after the pain became too intense.A subsequent visit to a doctor in Denver revealed that the Huskies’ senior captain had broken a metacarpal bone in his foot.”In the sudden death overtime, he was in obvious pain,” Huskies’ coach Marvin Sandoval said. “At points this weekend he looked okay, but then at other times you could see the pain in his face. He decided to go to the hospital when it finally became unbearable.”Stackpole had forced the match with Moore into overtime with three seconds remaining in the third period after he scored two points on a reversal. After a scoreless first overtime period, Moore picked up the win in the sudden death overtime, after he successfully completed a reversal on Stackpole.”It pretty much started at the beginning of the match,” Stackpole said, referring to the pain in his foot. “It was bad. I got an injury timeout that gave me a little breather, and let me get it somewhat together, but it was definitely hurting me.”It was a real good experience, going to state. It’s just not the way I wanted to finish. I’m pleased with what I did for most of the year, but it’s tough when you get hurt at the end of the season when it matters most.”Frausto goes 1-2Rudy Frausto got the rematch that he wanted with Pueblo South’s Marcus Hernandez, just not the result he was hoping for.The Huskies 119-pounder, who had beaten Hernandez earlier in the season at the Warrior Classic in Grand Junction, fell, 10-0, to the Colts wrestler in a major decision.”I guess I’m not disappointed in the effort, I’m just disappointed in the outcomes,” Sandoval said. “You work with the kids all year, and you want them to do well at state. It’s not the outcomes you would hope for, but they wrestled really hard today.”Frausto opened up the tournament with a 12-10 upset win over Mountain View’s Joey Espinoza on Thursday, before losing Friday to Kellen Griswold of Widefield, 9-0, and then to Hernandez.