Calderon, who represented the USA at four World Championships from 1980-86, won the 1982 World synchronized trampoline title with Stuart Ransom. In 1978, he was second at the World Age-Group Competition in Honolulu. He competed in the AAU Junior Olympics from 1976-79 and USTA national competitions, winning national titles both in age-group and national team qualifying competitions.
Calderon was serving in the U.S. Navy when he qualified for the U. S. Trampoline Team for a fourth time in 1986. He earned a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology from the University of Texas at Austin and was commissioned as an ensign in the Navy in August 1992. He received his naval aviator “Wings of Gold” in September 1995 and was promoted to his current rank of commander.
He is currently stationed at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas, where he serves as the requirements officer on the staff of the Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA).