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Alex Theios ( Cave Junction 1965 )

posted: Jan 27, 2013

Alex, 68, died Jan. 14, 2013, in Boise, Idaho, after a lengthy struggle with Parkinson's disease and dementia. He was an accomplished skier, surfer, hunting and fishing guide, and manager of a Western guest ranch. He also bred and raced Alaska sled dogs, earning a top-10 ranking among mushers in North America.

Alex jumped from Cave Junction during the 1965-66 and 1969 seasons, and from Fairbanks in 1967-68 and 1970. He became an accomplished rider of bucking broncos, using this skill to work as an extra and stunt man in a Western movie.