Austin was born and raised on a cattle ranch in the Sandhills of Nebraska. He currently lives and trains at elevation 10,152 ft. in Leadville, Colorado. He traded horses for dogs in 2006 and has been chasing his dog mushing dreams ever since, and he thanks all of his friends and family for their continued love and support. Austin says that he and his two handlers, Rich and Ben, are “excited to spend another year in Wyoming with all of the amazing people of the Pedigree Stage Stop Race.” This marks Austin’s fifth consecutive year at the Stage Stop Race. “See you in Jackson!”