#4 — Austin Forney from Leadville, Colorado.

Age 40.

Austin was born and raised on a cattle ranch in western Nebraska, and now lives and trains at 10,152 feet in Leadville, Colorado. Fourteen years ago, he switched from cattle and horses to sled dogs, and has been chasing his mushing dreams ever since. He, Rich and Ben, his veteran handlers, are “excited to spend another year in Wyoming with all of the amazing people and dogs of the Pedigree Stage Stop Race.” He also wants to send huge thanks to his family and friends for their continued love and support. This marks Austin’s seventh consecutive year at the Stage Stop Race.