Niki Gross was chosen as the 2020 Ultimate Mountaineer Fan. Her shirt design
was voted as the 2020 Official WVU Fan Shirt and served as the inspiration
for the Mountaineer Strong contest held this fall.
Win or lose, the Mountaineers are always an inspiration to Niki. Her design represents
her passion and dedication to the teams that mean everything to her. She's Mountaineer
strong and always will be.
2019: Terry Keenan
Terry Keenan was chosen as the 2019 Ultimate Mountaineer Fan. His shirt
design was voted as the 2019 Official WVU Fan Shirt.
This Mountain State native was inspired by a love of his home and by
a passion for Mountaineer athletics, thanks, in part, to his son and grandson
— and Terry hasn’t missed a home football game since 1975!
Terry also won a trip for two to the Big 12 Conference men’s basketball
tournament in Kansas City!
2018: Joe Riffe
Joe Riffe was chosen as the 2018 Ultimate Mountaineer Fan. 51% of the votes were
cast for Joe. He traveled to the Big 12 Championships to cheer on the Mountaineers
in Kansas City. The hat Joe designed was sold at retail and is still available
in stores and online at ShopWVU.com.
Layne Veneri was the 2016 Ultimate Mountaineer Fan and won a trip to Stillwater for
the WVU game against Oklahoma State during Mountaineer Nation Day. He also got
to visit TOW to design a WVU branded hat and was able to document his entire trip
on WVU's social channels.
2015: Steven Saab
Steven Saab was voted the 2015 Ultimate Mountaineer Fan. As the winner, he received
a trip to Norman during Mountaineer Nation Day to watch WVU take on Oklahoma. In
addition, he toured Top of the World and designed his own WVU branded hat.
2013: Seth Ball
Seth Ball was voted the 2013 Ultimate Mountaineer Fan. This honor was awarded to
Seth as a part of Mountaineer Nation Day on Saturday, September 7, 2013. Seth grew up watching the Mountaineers. Being from Boone County, he was always amazed by the stadium and the 60,000 fans that packed it for each home game.
He says, “I’m a WVU fan, because I have never lived my life any other way. It has always been about WVU to me, and I love representing the state and WVU."
2012: Stanley Gould
Stan Gould was named the Ultimate Mountaineer Fan in 2012, as a part of Mountaineer
Gould won two Game Day passes, plus two suite tickets in the alumni box and a parking
pass for the Kansas game, courtesy of the WVU Alumni Association.
Included with the tickets was a WVU prize pack consisting of a Commemorative WVU
Orange Bowl helmet and football, plus the 2012 Official WVU Fan Shirt and other
great officially licensed WVU products.