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Fasano’s Frog “Kermit” Takes Top Honors

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San Andreas, CA — Another successful Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee came to a close on Sunday.

In the keynote event, the International Frog Jump, Kermit, entered by 19-year-old Justin Fasano of San Jose, was the top winner with a jump of 18 ft., 4 inches. It was just over three ft. behind the all-time record set by Rosie the Ribbiter, entered by Lee Guidici in 1986, with a jump of 21 ft., five inches.

The fair reports that Fasano is a third generation frog jumper, following his father Bob and grandfather Gene, who started the Gustine Frog Team 60 years ago.  For having the top frog in the jump, Fasano received a $750 prize.

To view an earlier story that includes multiple photos from the 2017 fair, click here.

The theme this year was country nights and carnival lights.

  • Justin Fasano and Kermit