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Holland wrestling coach confident in helping her (yes, her) team succeed

Susan Grieser is in her second season taking over the struggling program at Holland. She is the first female head wrestling coach in Section VI history.

She has two male volunteer assistants, which she said make her job a lot easier.

"The other coaches have treated me as if I belonged, many have seen me in youth wrestling, or following my son over the years," she said.

"Holland is a small school so the boys already know me, and know of my passion for wrestling. Holland wrestled against Springville for the years my son was there so they saw me at those matches. The boys understand I will do everything I can to see them succeed on the mat, as well as succeed in school."

Last year's team won two dual meets, all but one wrestler won a match and two wrestlers qualified for sectionals. Those two wrestlers return as seniors, Axl Jakubowski at 152 and Richie Evans at 160, who have both moved up this year. The team's dual meet win over East Aurora was the program's first over EA in 18 years.

---Mary Jo Monnin

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Keith McShea

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Keith McShea has covered high school sports at The News since his hiring in 1999. The 1995 University at Buffalo graduate and Long Island native (North Babylon Bulldogs) covers — and live blogs — everything from scrimmages to state championships & helps head The News' All-Western New York selections.

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