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Roto Grip signs PBA National Champion Wes Malott
ROTO GRIP SIGNS PBA NATIONAL CHAMPION WES MALOTT!
Wes Malott signed a long term contract with the fastest growing bowling ball manufacturer in the world, Roto Grip, Inc. The details of the contract were not disclosed, but sources say the agreement was finalized Thursday May 8th, 2008 in what could be Roto Grip's biggest marketing initiative yet.
"We are very excited to have Wes Malott, a.k.a. "The Big Nasty", on our team", said Roger Noordhoek, Vice President of Business Development for Roto Grip, Inc. "Wes is becoming known as one of the most successful players on the PBA Tour and we couldn't see a better fit for our Brand. We have had an amazing growth during the 1st quarter of 2008 due to our most recent ball release. Hank Boomershine, VP of Sales for Storm Products, Inc. and head of Product Development designed an amazing product, the CELL. It was time to team up with a top name player to represent Roto Grip and Wes is it!"
Malott has been a member of the PBA since 2001 and has nearly $500,000 in career earnings. He has won 9 regional PBA titles and collected over $70,000 in regional winnings. Malott is known as the "The Big Nasty" because he stands 6'5" and has a "Nasty" high rev rate when he throws the bowling ball.
Malott has won three career PBA National Titles and in the 2007-08 season he earned his 3rd title at the Lumber Liquidators Earl Anthony Medford Classic where he took home the $25,000 first prize. He had 5 other PBA tournaments this season where he qualified for the televised championship round. He also finished 3rd in Total Points and tied for 4th in Player Of The Year rankings.
In 2006-07 Malott led the PBA in Points where he won the Windy City Classic and was runner up in 3 other PBA tournaments. He averaged 226 and won a career high $148,000 during his best year to date on the PBA Tour.
In 2005 Malott shot 299 on a televised Semi Final match on his way to winning the Mile High Classic in Denver, CO earning him is first PBA National Championship.
"I'm extremely honored to be asked to represent the fastest growing brand in the bowling industry," said 3-time PBA National Champion Wes Malott. "Roto Grip's release of the CELL really took the spotlight on tour last season for bowling equipment. Now that I'm on board with Roto Grip I'm looking forward to seeing the equipment that will be released in the future to compliment the CELL. I'm excited to begin a long term relationship with Roto Grip that will excel both myself and the company to the top of our competition" Malott added.
Wes, his wife Maryiedth and their two kids Jordan and Camden reside in Argyle, Texas. In his spare time Wes likes to play baseball with his son Jordan, play an occasional round of golf, and enjoys watching College Football and Basketball.