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Ultimate Mountaineer Fan History

Past Winners

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

2016-2017:  Layne Veneri

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

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. 

2012: Stan Gould

Stan Gould with Oliver Luck

Stan Gould was named the Ultimate Mountaineer Fan in 2012, as a part of Mountaineer Nation Day. 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.