Take a Look at Some of the Stranger Trophies in Sports
I happened to see the World Arm Wrestling League Championship while out to dinner over the weekend. They have these things called "The Hammers of the Arm-Wrestling Gods."
You'd think with trophies like the World Series Trophy or the Lombardi that most sports championships wouldn't have an award that looks like they picked it up at a junk shop.
Winners in the World Arm Wrestling League get $10,000 and one of these hammers. Each hammer is custom made out of silver and weighs 20 pounds.
Turns out the guy that makes those trophies lives right here in Grand Mound, Iowa. Check out Ryan Pitts' company, StrongerGrip.com.
The tiger trophy given by the Tiger Woods Foundation.
Mexican Open Tennis Tournament in Acapulco.
The Auld Mug goes to the winner of the America's cup and is the oldest active trophy in international sport.
Indy 500 winners are awarded the Borg-Warner Trophy.
The Ashes Urn Trophy
The Paul Bunyan-Governor of Michigan Trophy is a college rivalry trophy between the Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State Spartans.
This bowl goes to the winner of the LPGA Safeway International.
The Copa Colsanitas, a WTA tournament held annually in Bogota, Colombia.
The Illibuck goes between the Fighting Illini and the Buckeyes. In 1925 they played for a living turtle.
The LPGA KEB-HanaBank Championship Trophy.
This giant, golden Mexican pear is the trophy for the Acapulco Open.
These two are trophies for a tennis championship in Dubai, first place on the left and second place is on the right.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers play the Wisconsin Badgers for Paul Bunyan's Axe.
Speaking of Arm Wrestling, check out this crazy video of a female arm wrestler.