The Leishman Trophy
December 22, 2015 | Rose Bowl 2017
One of the highlights of winning the Rose Bowl Game is hoisting the Leishman (pronounced LEESH-man) Trophy into the air as a declaration of victory. For the team holding it, that moment becomes a solidification of history. But the trophy itself also has an interesting history.
The trophy is named in honor of the 1920 Tournament of Roses President, William L. Leishman. He was responsible for the construction of the Rose Bowl Stadium. The award also pays homage to William Leishman’s son, Lathrop K. Leishman, who was the 1939 Tournament of Roses President. The younger Leishman helped establish the Rose Bowl Game as The Granddaddy of Them All.
Since 2005, the Rose Bowl Game Trophy has been designed and crafted by Tiffany & Co. The award measures about 21-inches tall and features a ¾-size football created entirely in sterling silver. The trophy takes about three months to create.