Sacramento, CA — One frog took home the honor of the longest jump at the 45th Annual Capitol Frog Jump, which is just a warm up for the real competition in Calaveras County.
Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno) and Assemblyman Frank Bigelow (R-O’Neals) hosted the annual event on the East Lawn of the State Capitol on Wednesday to help promote the 91st anniversary of the Jumping Frog Jubilee at the Calaveras County Fair.
“The Jumping Frog Jubilee at the Calaveras County Fair is an exciting event that the community looks forward to every year. This year’s Capitol jump is no different. I am pleased to continue this tradition and highlight Calaveras County,” said Senator Borgeas.
It was a ribbiting competition with legislators, staffers and members of the media competing to see whose hopper would make the longest and shortest leap.
“It’s an honor to continue celebrating a unique California tradition at the California State Capitol,” said Assemblyman Bigelow. “This 45-year tradition continues to bring together the Capitol community, while highlighting the rich history of the Mother Lode.”
The Borgeas office provided these results from the event:
- First place award went to Florencio Vaca, a legislative staffer from Assemblymember Luz Rivas’ office. His frog, “Rana Del Rey,” hopped to victory with an impressive 12 foot and 1 inch jump.
- Joe Michaels from KFBK crowned his frog prince, “Christopher Ribbit,” with an 8 foot and 9 inch hop to win the media competition.
- The shortest jump went to Assemblymember Jim Wood whose lethargic leaper measured 3 feet and 5 inches.
The Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee hops into action Thursday, May 16 – 19th. Click here for more fair details.