People jumped at the chance to cram into the steamy Farm Bureau Building.
That's where athletes with names such as Rhino, He-Man, Big Belly Malley and Butters Jr. squared off Tuesday in one of the Bartholomew County 4-H Fair’s most popular events — the frog jumping contest.
Eighty four children between ages 1 and 12 each brought a frog to the competition, as well as a bag of tricks.
Contestants tried everything from blowing on the amphibians to smacking the ground with their palms or a towel to get a good jump.
The techniques seemed to work sometimes. A few frogs needed no prodding at all. But others just seemed bored by the whole affair.
One of the younger entrants, 3-year-old Abigail Megel, and her frog Hoppy were declared the champions with Hoppy's final jump of 70 inches.
For more on this story, see Saturday's Republic.