Surfy winners by season

 

Click on a plaque entry to see corresponding past season. Highlights are available starting with the 1998 season.

Gehlke Bros. Season Champs
2018
Glenn
2017
Sean
2016
Glenn
2015
Glenn
2014
Glenn
2013
Glenn
2012
Sean
2011
Sean
2010**
Glenn
2009
Glenn
2008
Sean
2007
Sean
2006
Sean
2005
Sean
2004
Glenn
2003
Glenn
2002
Sean
2001
Sean
2000
Sean
1999
Sean
1998@
Glenn
1997
Sean
1996
Glenn
1995
Sean
1994
Sean
1993#
Sean
1992
Glenn
 
 
1984-91*
???
 
 

 

** Ben wins overall picks title (ineligible for Surfy Trophy)
* Winner unknown due to lack of records for these years
# Perpetual trophy adopted
@ First year Gehlke Bros. Football online

About the Surfy Trophy

 

Adopted at the end of the 1993 season to more formally recognize the Gehlke Bros. Football Picks champion, the Surfy Trophy has been a part of our yearly contest ever since. "The Surfy," as it is affectionately known, takes its name from the running back figure at the trophy's crown, which appears to be standing on a golden surf board.

The Surfy weighs approximately a pound and a half and stands an impressive 9.375 inches tall, from its faux walnut base to the top of its gold-colored helmet. The figurine of a generic running back with what somewhat resembles a football tucked in the crook of his left arm, is cast from 100 percent pure plastic, with painstaking attention given to making certain all the mold lines are clearly visible. No expense was spared in preserving its many manufacturing flaws. Legend has it that the plastic came from recycled promotional stadium cups proclaiming the Buffalo Bills' first world championship that never materialized. But others believe the plastic's true origin was reclaimed soda pop bottles from a recycling station in Cerritos, Calif.

By tradition, only Glenn and Sean are eligible to win the Surfy Trophy, although with the inclusion of Glenn's son Ben in the weekly picks dating back to 1998, a separate prize is awarded for the person with the best overall record. The Surfy is a perpetual trophy, meaning that the winning brother gets to keep it until the next time the Gehlke Bros. Football championship changes hands.

In years when The Surfy is exchanged, a formal presentation usually occurs sometime between January and February. The presentations are often creative, and usually feature musical accompaniment.