Race to Survive Alaska is a new survival show on USA Network. It dropped on 3 April 2023 and introduced to viewers eight teams battling it out in the Alaskan wilderness, to win the hefty $500,000 prize. And among these athletes, wanderers, mountaineers, and experienced hikers were Jeff Leininger and his son Hunter Leninger presented as a team. People watching them quickly thought them to be a killer combo with Jeff’s wise and sound advice and Hunter’s energy.
Now, in this writing called ‘Hunter Leininger Bio’, let us tell you all about Hunter, his age, job, girlfriend, Race To Survive journey, and more.
Hunter Leininger On Race To Survive: Alaska
Hunter Leininger has been really excited about his Race To Survive: Alaska journey. Teasing the show recently on social media, he talked about dragging his dad out of racing retirement and throwing him headfirst back into the “toughest and longest” adventure race of their lives. “Why would I choose my dad to compete for $500,000; we haven’t raced together in 3 years, I’ve gotten faster since then, and not to mention he’s SOOO OLD 😉. Well I guess you’ll have to tune into @usanetwork on 4/3 to find out if I made the right decision with my teammate!!”, Hunter wrote in this post, encouraging people to see them.
Also, the father and son duo made history as the oldest and youngest contestants in the competition.
Hunter, despite his young age, has been racing his whole life thanks to his 53-year-old dad, who has been adventure-racing for most of his life.
Who Is Hunter Leininger’s Mother?
Hunter’s dad is no longer married to Melissa Kegelman Carignan, Hunter’s mother. The matriarch got married again to her now-husband Michael Carignan some 11 years ago. The Orlando, Florida resident turned 46 years old in October 2022. And around this time, she was based in Jasper, Georgia. On her IG @melissacarignan333, she goes around as “a mom in a crazy world!!”.
Melissa, daughter of Paula Gravenmier Kegelman and Raymond Kegelman, seemingly is very fond of her boys: Hunter and her youngest Ian, who she shares with Michael. Ian turned 9 on 6 September 2022.
Hunter Leininger Age
Hunter Leininger turned his lucky number, i.e., 22 in 2023. His mom has said on a Facebook post about this number being his favorite since he was, also because both she and her husband were born on the 22nd. According to the matriarch, when he started playing football in 3rd grade 22 was his jersey number for the next 4 yrs.
He was born long before in 2001.
Hunter Leininger Job
Hunter Leininger is a professional athlete. From that very first race he played at the age of 7, he has continued to push the limits.
He made the World Record for the “Youngest Finisher of the 24-Hour National Championship” at the age of 11. From there, he went on to set multiple other World Records including being the “Youngest Finisher of the Adventure Racing World Championships” and “The Worlds Toughest Race”. After completing most of these toughest adventure races in the world, he started broadening his horizons towards endurance mountain bike racing and Ultrarunning where again he set dozens of records.
Together with his father, he was also a part of “World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji” which was documented on a TV show hosted by none other than Bear Grylls.
At 19, Hunter won the races: 30-Hour Cauldron Adventure Race, the 24-Hour Oak Mountain Adventure Race, and 12-Hour Blue Ridge Adventure Race. His more recent victory after turning 20 was at the 10-Hour CARE Adventure Race.
How Much Is Hunter Leininger’s Net Worth?
Hunter Leininger reportedly had close to $600K net worth as of April 2023.
Among other things, Hunter also makes money from selling his Adventure Racing prep course for first-timers, returning, and veteran racers. These courses cover preparation, gear breakdown, training, racing strategies, and the ideal mindset.
His dad on the other hand has been a race director at several events. He started in 2014 at Blue Ridege Adventure Race. Since then and he has held similar positions at Blairsville Extreme Adventure Race, Sea to Sea Expedition Race, Blue Ridge Ultra, Expedition Colorado, and A1 World Cup. Besides, he has also owned Robot Costumes, a company that designs and sells robotic wear, and Argoergia, for some time now.
Is Hunter Leininger On Instagram?
Yes. Hunter Leininger could be found on Instagram @hunter_leininger, where as of 5 April 2023, there were 253 posts and 12K followers.
One could also give him a follow on ‘Hunter Leininger’ Facebook. On this one though, he only updated posts occasionally.
Of course, Hunter also runs a YouTube channel titled ‘Endurance Hunter’ to showcase all his exciting experiences.
Hunter Leininger Girlfriend
Hunter Leininger’s relationship status was unknown at the time of this writing. All these years, he has kept his dating life under wraps, even on social media. Nevertheless, his social media activities do tell us that he is truly great at making new friends and cherishing novel experiences.
So, if he did have a girlfriend, he had not yet decided to show her to the world.
When Is Hunter Leininger’s Birthday?
Hunter’s birthday is on March 11th and that makes him Pisces.
How Tall Is Hunter Leininger?
Hunter Leininger stands above 6 feet in height.
Where Is Hunter Leininger From?
Hunter Leininger originally hails from Jacksonville, Florida. As of 2023 though, he was based in Jasper, Georgia.