The Kip Nininger Scholarship Fund was created in 2021 to honor the legacy of Christopher “Kip” Dowell Nininger, an all-American boy with a glow in his eyes, swagger in his step, and heart of gold.
Scholarships are already being awarded and more awards will be granted to high school seniors at wrestling tournaments this season.
“When I win and point at the sky, know I’m pointing at Kip.”
— Virginia Tech wrestler Sam Latona
after his win on Jan. 8, 2022