The 26-year-old Zavjalova (pictured), winner of the 2013 and 2017 United States Bowling Congress Queens in addition to a third PWBA title in Welch, Minnesota plus a Professional Bowlers Association Regional title in Kokomo, Indiana in 2015, will join a growing team of bowling stars in representing H5G in competition and promotional events around the world.
“I could not be more excited to be a part of High 5 gear team,” said Zavjalova, who now makes her home in Austin, Texas. “H5G has hands down the best product in sports and I can’t wait to proudly represent High 5 all over the world. It’s going to be an awesome year!”
Zavjalova, who has been a member of Latvia’s national women’s team since age 9, has earned gold medals for her native country in European Youth and Women’s Bowling Championships, and was a star with Webber International during her collegiate years, winning the 2014 Intercollegiate Singles Championship and helping Webber win the women’s Intercollegiate Team Championship in 2012.
With H5G, she joins a team that includes PWBA stars Liz Johnson, Shannon O’Keefe, Danielle McEwan, Stefanie Johnson, Katie Zwiefelhofer, Lindsay Boomershine, Elysia Current, Jennifer Petrick Higgins and three-time USBC Senior Queens titlist Lucy Sandelin.
H5G’s male staff includes Professional Bowlers Association champions Sean Rash, Tommy Jones, E.J. Tackett, Kyle Troup, Wes Malott, Parker Bohn III, Jesper Svensson and Francois Lavoie, and rising stars Ryan Zagar, AJ Johnson and Brent Boho.
Molbeck said when H5G was founded that a key goal was to change the image of bowling by giving the sport a cool, contemporary and professional look.
“Adding dynamic young players like Diana Zavjalova reaffirms our goal and is part of our continuing investment in the sport,” Molbeck said.
H5G, originally known as High 5 Gear, is an enthusiastic and committed partner of the PBA, PWBA, PBA/PWBA Xtra Frame Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles Championship, Petersen Classic and a number of youth and charity events.
H5G also has initiated special incentive programs to provide custom-designed, high-quality apparel to collegiate and high school teams, as well as America’s millions of league bowlers. For more information about H5G and its complete product line, click here.