Kalon Ludvigson, Support, Help, Donate, Updates
   
Kalon Ludvigson, Support, Help, Donate, Updates

Kalon Ludvigson, born March 15, 1988 in Sterling, Utah, began his career in Trampoline and Tumbling in 1996. "I was always jumping around the house and both of my sisters were high school cheerleaders, so my Mom decided to sign me up for a tumbling class to get me involved in sports," recalls Kalon. It was quickly evident that the sport was a great fit for Kalon, as he began winning medals on the National level in just a few short years.

Until the age of 15, Kalon was practicing twice a week as a recreational athlete. In 2002 and 2003, he was the Junior Olympic National Champion in both Double Mini and Tumbling. These wins solidified his place amongst the most promising athletes in the country and he decided to pursue his career at the elite level. In 2004, Kalon placed first in Tumbling and second in Double Mini at the US Elite Challenge, then secured international victories at the Indo Pacific Championships in Canada and Pan American Games in Tampa, Florida. At the age of 16, he was the youngest Senior Elite National Team member. Kalon competed in his first World Championships the following year, placing fifth with the American team.

 

Kalon won his first US National Championship in 2006, a title he would hold and consecutively defend over the next seven years. In 2007, Kalon established himself as one of the top athletes in the world, winning medals at World Cup meets in Canada, Poland, Russia and Lake Placid, NY, and placing fourth in Belgium. At the World Championships in Quebec City, Quebec, Kalon won a team silver and an individual bronze medal. He also won four titles at home: Winter Classic, US Elite Challenge, Stars and Stripes Cup and the US National Championship. Kalon continued his success in 2008 by winning the Winter Classic, National Championships and both Tumbling and Double Mini at the Pan American Championships in Argentina. He also set the World Record for difficulty in 2008.

The following year, Kalon won the Tumbling World Cup title in Salzgitter, Germany and won silver medals at additional World Cup competitions in Belgium and Poland. Kalon also helped Team USA to the Double Mini team bronze medal at the World Championships in St. Petersburg, Russia. At home in both 2009 and 2010, Kalon took titles at the US Elite Challenge and US National Championships.

Kalon Ludvigson, Support, Help, Donate, Updates
 
Kalon Ludvigson, Support, Help, Donate, Updates

2011 was another hugely successful year for Kalon, as he won medals at World Cup events in Bulgaria, China, Denmark and Russia, and titles in Germany and the FIG World Cup Series. At the World Championships in Birmingham, England, Kalon helped the American team to a bronze medal in Double Mini, and individually, placed fifth in Tumbling and sixth in Double Mini. Kalon also won the US Elite Challenge and US National Championships. As he did in 2008, Kalon also set the World Record for difficulty in 2011.

Kalon continued his international success in 2012 by capturing the World Cup title in Bulgaria, as well as his dominance at home by winning the US Elite Challenge, Stars and Stripes Cup and the US National Championships. In his 2013 season, Kalon won the World Games Trials, US Elite Challenge and US National Championships.

 

Since its inception in 2007, Kalon has been a part of Team Revolution with coach and husband, Justen Millerbernd. Kalon is the United States' most decorated Trampoline & Tumbling athlete in history. He has earned 20 World Cup and World Championships Medals, two World Records and eight consecutive USA National Titles.

Kalon also hosts the annual Kalon Ludvigson Invitational. The KLI incorporates all levels of competition for athletes in tumbling, trampoline and double mini trampoline, and is held annually in the month of March. The 2016 KLI will be held March 18-19 in Orem, UT. For more information on the Kalon Ludvigson Invitational, visit the KLI Facebook page.

Kalon suffered trauma to his neck while training in August 2013 and is in need of financial support during his recovery. Help Kalon recover from his injury by donating. Expenses are rising and your support is needed. Any amount is greatly appreciated!

Kalon Ludvigson, Support, Help, Donate, Updates