CALAVERAS COUNTY (CBS13) — Mark Twain wrote “The Celebrated Jumping Frog Of Calaveras County,” and more than a century-and-a-half later, the competition is hotter than ever.
The jubilee just crowned their newest champion, 5-year-old Nolan Moncrief and his frog “Old Papa,” named after Nolan’s grandfather.
The Gustine Frog Team leaped into victory.
“We just try to make it a fun family tradition,” said Nicole Moncrief, Nolan’s mom.
The family team has competed in the Jumping Frog Jubilee for decades.
“My grandparents and aunt and uncle actually started the tradition. Now we’re just continuing the tradition with my son,” Nicole said.
Now, Nolan is taking the torch...