The wrestling community are mourning the death of young wrestler KIP Nininger dies. KIP Nininger was reported to have died today April 9 2021.
According to the information posted on social media, KIP tragically lost his life in an auto-crash.
19-year-old Christoper Dowell “Kip” alongside one other Virginia High School League wrestling state champion was killed in Botetourt County crash on Friday.
Reports say Kip was driving on U.S 11, north of Troutville at 10:09 p.m when he lost control of his 2011 Chevrolet Camaro and rammed into an embankment and overturned multiple times, ejecting the driver.
Kip who sustained serious injuries was rushed to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he was sadly pronounced dead.
Virginia Elite Wrestling Club took to their official Facebook page to announced the sad news to the public.
Read As Posted On Their Page – Wrestling families are just that….family. Yesterday was a very hard day for so many, learning of the passing of one of our own, Kip Nininger. Our hearts are all aching right now. Please keep the Nininger family in your thoughts and prayers as they try to get through this very difficult time.
Reacting to his death Bobby Stewart wrote:-
As a wrestling community, we need to send our support, thoughts, and prayers to the Nininger Family. The loss of Kip Nininger has shocked the local wrestling community. Kip was an excellent wrestler, a very cordial young man, a hard worker, and just beginning his life.
To the Nininger Family, our team and wrestling family’s thoughts and prayers are with you. May God’s healing hand comfort you at your time of loss. Peace be with you!