Austin started climbing on The Spot Bouldering Gym's youth climbing team under Ian Dory his senior year of high school. Watching Ian on American Ninja Warrior always made Austin interested. After bouldering season ended, he started training gymnastics and parkour when he was hired as a kid's gymnastics coach. With free gym time all the time he quickly gained air awareness and flip sense and was very comfortable moving through the air. 

All that culminated in 2016 when Austin started training and coaching for Ninja at Warrior Playground in Longmont Colorado. In 2017, he started placing high at most competitions and now in 2018 he will be starting his rookie year on American Ninja Warrior in the Minneapolis region.